Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Johnson's Charcoal Beef House

This morning, Charlie Carder and I enjoyed breakfast at Johnson's Charcoal Beef House in Leesburg. We both ordered the Mexican Omelet, and man was it good!

Our server was a young lady named Violet. She provided friendly, courteous service.

While checking out, young lady Violet mentioned that she had been working at Johnson's for 53 years! I calculate that back to 1953. She then told us she was 75 years old.

Violet claimed that when she first started working at Johnson's, she would look out the window and hope for a car to drive by. Today, she hopes for a break in traffic so she can get out of the parking lot.

Here's wishing you 53 more years, Violet!


At 7:44 AM, Blogger George said...

I graduated from high school in June 1953, 6 weeks after my 17th birthday. Violet must have been about 22. I had no inkling that Johnson's existed and would not discover it until moving to Loudoun County in 2001.

Following graduation, I went immediately to Word of Life Camp in the Adirondacks for the summer under the late and faithful evangelist, Jack Wyrtzen.

In September, I flew to Chicago's Midway Airport (O;Hare didn't exist) on a DC-3, a 3+-hour flight, to matriculate at Moody Bible Institute for its 3-year Diploma course, and on October 1, a friend introduced me to Patsy, also a first-year student.

The rest, as they say, is history. This August, we'll celebrate 47 years of marriage.

I thought of all that when you spoke of faithful Violet -- 53 years on the job at one place. That's quite a record.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Missy J said...

Shuysh! (Check your emails late much, Mel?)

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Missy J said...

Shuysh! (Read your mail late much, Mel?)


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