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Divided dining

I enjoyed the Home Forum essay "Diner Fare - With a Side of British Wit," July 14. The genesis of the diner in my life was the opportunity in the Depression years, for those of us who could not join the rich in a real railroad dining car, to make believe we were emulating them. A story on diners that leaves out their social significance seems incomplete. To me, the diner will always be the working man's substitute for the rich man's railroad opulence. Leonard Lempert, North Egremont, Mass.

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