Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Goggla has the sad news that Roy passed away two weeks ago after a short illness.
For years Roy opened up the Mars Bar in the morning. He refilled the liquor bottles and what not to prepare the bar for a new day. His eyesight was bad, which may be why the gin could have tasted like vodka that one time, and vice versa.
I don't know much about Roy. I understand that he used to be a desk clerk at the St. Mark's Hotel, where he continued to live.
Seeing Roy outside the Mars Bar every morning -- reading the paper, doing the crossword puzzle -- inspired Goggla to start her photo site, The Gog Log. She writes: "I took it for granted that he'd be there every morning, thinking as long as Mars Bar stood, he'd be there, too."
For more photos of Roy, visit The Gog Log.