Ever eat at Baxley’s during your years at NC State?
If so, you might enjoy an article published today by The News & Observer about longtime Baxley’s waitress Betty Brunk, who was lovingly known as “Mama Betty” to many of the students, professors and alumni who enjoyed meals at the Hillsborough Street restaurant.
Brunk died in July, and her story was part of a regular feature in The N&O on the lives of people who have passed away.
Brunk was included in a 1989 article in the NC State alumni magazine about Baxley’s. She said then that she thought of the students who came into the restaurant as her children.
“Two of them this year came out in the rain to bring me a birthday cake,” Brunk said in the article. “And on the Friday before Mother’s Day, they brought me a carnation.”