In 1963, not far from our house, an Italian restaurant opened.
A small place -- a few tables
In a strip mall
We went, we fell in love
Spaghetti and meatballs,
we felt so cosmopolitan
And there was always a complimentary piece of rum cake for dessert
We watched V's grow into the store front next to them
And then another
And finally, they built their own free standing restaurant
Still on 40 Highway
And when we go to the city we often eat once again at V's
And often when I have lunch with my brother, David, we eat at V's
And they still give a piece of complimentary rum cake!
And then one day I was at our local Wal Mart
looking in the freezer section
(A section that I don't go to often unless I want ice cream or fruit or vegetables or puff pastry)
And there were containers of V's food
Whenever I don't get to Kansas City often enough,
I can bring V's home
I prefer the spaghetti and meatballs
That is, after all, what we always ordered in the early days
And I still love V's spaghetti and meatballs
Only thing you need to provide is the spaghetti
And the Parmesan cheese
(Starting with a salad and a basket of bread to accompany the spaghetti and meatballs, of course!)
For us, the container of sauce and the package of meatballs is enough for two meals.
And when it's V's spaghetti and meatballs
Who minds if you have it twice in one week
Tonight we were lucky . . .
I had two pieces of rum cake in the freezer
Tonight was a complete V's experience!