Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meet Poppy, and the other ROMEOS

Poppy's the handsome dude on the far Right.

The local newspaper did a little special story on the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out), Poppy's one of the regulars. I thought I'd share this with y'all. 

"Listening to the group of coffee drinkers, who meet at McDonald’s most mornings, is like watching a Chinese ping-pong match; it’s hard to keep up with the back-and-forth banter between members.
The group calls themselves the ROMEOs (retired old men eating out), although they do have one female. They call their group “fluid” with members changing over the years, but they do have some members who are regulars.This group includes: Willie Johnson, 91; George Papach, 90; Bill Chumbley, 80; Don Watson, 71, and his wife, Jan, 67; Dan Hall; Gary Peterson; John Fox; Larry Morgan and Chris Hoyt."

Full story HERE


Lisa Lane said...

That is so cool! The ROMEOs....they need T shirts or ball caps or something....we are gonna have to get on that and you...gonna work it out...Poppy can take em in and explain it. : )

Anonymous said...

was all set to join...then i looked at the ages...I am such a punk kid!.......

vaquero viejo

wirecutter said...

The Old Mill Cafe in town has the same kind of crowd, they all sit at the U shaped counter every day and the group flows in and out, changing all day long. And yes, the Old Mill has provided them with hats and Tshirts.
Around here they're known as The Liar's Club and if you ever here some of the war stories and bullshit they throw around, you'd know why.

hiswiserangel said...

Wirecutter, Poppy swears everything that's said in the presence of Jan is the absolute truth. What's said when she's not there? Well, that's a different tale.