I was in North Carolina on vacation last week. Halfway between Southport and Supply I saw the famous “Worms and Coffee” sign. While I didn’t really need gas, I couldn’t resist stopping in for $20 worth just so I could snap a picture with my smartphone.
The “Worms and Coffee” sign has been there since 1997, and has become a local landmark and attraction. Photos of the sign have appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the “Late Show With David Letterman.” And really, early in the morning if you’re on your way to go fishing, what more do you need than worms and coffee?
“Worms and Coffee” stands right with my all-time favorite sign, which I spotted on a turkey hunt in rural northern Missouri in the 1990s, when convenience store cappuccino was becoming a Thing. It was a variation on the classic “Guns, Beer, Ammo.” The sign read “Guns, Beer, Cappuccino.”
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures, so you will have to take my word for it. It was classic, but perhaps some of you have seen other good ones on your travels. Anyone?