NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ All thatâ€™s missing at the Quonset Hut Diner is the sound of â€śBoogie Woogie Bugle Boyâ€ť filling the air.
Otherwise, it is a virtual trip back to a World War II USO-style canteen, with low-cost comfort food cooked up in a 2009 Custom Kitchen trailer by an actual veteran.
Laurie Ludwig, 55 and a native of Staten Island, N.Y., served in the U.S. Air Force after earning a degree in education from Wayne College.
â€śI wanted to teach,â€ť she explains, â€śbut several thousand teachers were laid off that year.â€ť
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