I had my first pizza in the summer of 1968. It was a carry-out at a place called Pizza-Roma on 2nd street, about a block from the downtown section of Henderson, Kentucky. It was OK; nothing really to complain about. I don’t remember what I had (probably cheese or pepperoni), but I remember the parmesan cheese had the texture of sand–and did 25 years later. It was the only pizza place in a town of 18,000 for a couple of years. Dave’s Pizza came in 1970 (it is still around and is my go-to place when I want a pizza in Henderson). Others soon followed. Pizza-Roma ground to a halt sometime in the mid-80s; it couldn’t compete with many better pizza recipes in the area.