Seeing old friends Saturday morning in a busy restaurant

Saturday, July 1, 2016, was a good morning for meeting two old friends and seeing more breakfast-hungry people than I have ever seen crowding into the Hardee’s on Hwy. 56, North. My wife and one grandson, Michael, told me Friday night that they wanted to go eat breakfast at Hardee’s Saturday morning, so now you know why I was there, along with a good portion of our southeast population. Never Have I ever seen so many people trying to get into one establishment and I hope to never witness it again. There was some good in this situation, other than my wife and Michael being with me, and that was getting to see those two friends. The first one I encountered was another old Lydia friend of mine, who I have known since the 50s and that is George James. I had the pleasure of knowing and working for George’s dad, Mr. Charlie James, back in the early 60s when I was working in the weave room at the Lydia Mill plant. I like George’s dad then and I still like George now. Anyway, as George and I were talking, another fellow who I have had the pleasure of knowing for a number of years walked up behind George, and this was Coach Gregg Nibert, the men’s basketball coach at PC. I have know Gregg ever since he first came to PC; I liked him then and I still like him today. Gregg told me that he is beginning his 28th year as the head basketball coach at PC. Folks, this is something to be proud of, for not too many coaches get to stay somewhere that long. I do not know how many titles Gregg has won at PC, but it has been several. This fellow is not just a good coach, he is a very nice person to be around. Never have I seen him when he did not seem to be glad to see ME and that is a good feeling. Being in the company of these two mentioned men, and also being there with my wife and grandson is a privilege which everyone should be able to experience. Especially when you turn on the news and see what goes on around the world and even in our country. The last thing which I need to mention is how those wonderful ladies at Hardee’s handled all those hungry people. I know that they were worn to a frazzle, but they kept their cool and waited on all of us with a warm smile. So ladies, should you read this article, thank all of y’all for being so nice. Still remembering, (Tommy Kitchens lives in Clinton.)

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