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October 2017 Ruminations & Ronnifications

45 years? Would you believe that I have been slicing and eating pastrami for 45 years? If anyone would have told me that I’d be a bologna slicer in the first place, I would have said “they are nuts.” Politics — maybe; professor — possibly; lawyer — less likely… but, a hot dog vendor — never.

So, a funny thing happened on my way to a more prestigious position. I did, indeed, become a deli clerk ... with a thousand stories to tell.

45 years? Would you believe that I’ve been catering Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (feast before the fast), Passover and Chanukah for 45 years? And, that's just the Jewish holidays. We have also been a staple at Christmas/holiday parties, New Year's Eve celebrations and even “The Big Game” events. How could I ever forget all the Mommies and Daddies Days we celebrated with our long-term patrons, both in their dining rooms and ours! I can't even attempt to calculate how many families with whom we played a role in the rites of passage that are important to every patron and their families.

How will we be celebrating Ben's 45th Birthday? With a cake, of course! And with a $19.72 (our founding year) dinner and luncheon special that includes soup, several entrée choices, sides and a fountain beverage. We’re also celebrating some of our favorite patrons in October – the kids – with a 50% off deal!

Now, all I need to do is plan our next 45 years.

See ya at the deli,