Your hosts were Mr. And Mr.s Rube Huddlestone. The sign may look bit odd to modern eyes, but I remember the big picture of the Colonel from an old sign in Uptown Minnapolis. Same view, as if he was peeking around the sign.
Look closely, and you can see the ghost of a waitress with a turquoise menu. People say she still haunts the place! Even though it's probably a lube shop now.