Bruce and I went to breakfast this morning at a local buffet. We usually do not go out during the middle of the week for breakfast. Since this morning is Election Day, grocery-shopping day, and just relax day, we decided it was a good time to eat out too. The buffet that we ate at has been there for years however, we don't go to it too often. We are not the buffet type. The Café 55 is attached to large grocery store, many of the items comes straight from the deli and are always tasty, just plain.
We had a late breakfast; it was 8 o'clock when we got there. There were only the couple of dozen people there and I do not think that there was a person eating under the age of 60. Everyone was dressed casually, lots of laughter going on. People were reading newspapers as they sipped on coffee, just enjoying their morning. I told Bruce that I thought this was old geezer hour. In several of the booths were 2 or 4 men visiting joking and drinking coffee, just enjoying each other's company. Sitting directly behind us were two ladies who obviously were good friends, sharing one another's problems.
Yes, this was an important part of each one's day to get out of the house and socialize. Too many times, after one has retired we don’t get together with people. Everyone knows that it is important to socialize with other people and stay active during our retirement years. Having breakfast or lunch with our buddies at a local diner is the most natural thing in the world to me. You can go into any McDonald's or other fast food places between the hours of 7 and 9 in the morning nationwide, and find friends visiting over a cup of coffee. Bruce and I like to travel and when we stop for a break during this time we will observe these friends chattering away. I have often wished I had enough nerve to visit with people and record a few of their stories. I think that would make a fun book, but of course that would be an invasion of someone's privacy.
Anyway, this morning as we sat and watched I told Bruce, I feel a blog coming on. Thanks for reading it.