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By Tom Palen 

Old, or Just Older?


January 14, 2023

Melissa ordered the French toast, bacon, and two eggs, over-easy. “I’ll have the Denver Omelet with rye toast,” I told the waitress at Foxy’s Café in Treasure Island, Florida. “Can you have them add mushrooms, sour cream, and salsa, please? Oh, and a single pancake on the side.”

“Do you want the home fries or grits with your omelet,” the waitress asked. I opted for the home fries. She wrote that down on her little green order pad. “Okay, I’ll have this out in a few minutes,” she said and turned toward the kitchen.

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