Above: Carl Hinson in front of his restaurant, The Rib Room, Heart of Wilson Motel, Wilson, North Carolina, c. 1962
I saw the amazing Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman” on Netflix last weekend, and then I ran across this picture of my uncle looking just like he walked out of the movie set. I found a quote from the screenplay on Wikiquotes that would make a fitting caption for this image.
I thought maybe he owned the gas station. ‘Cause he owned something, you could tell. Yeah, it turns out he owned the whole road.