I haven’t said much about our staff. Well, Vera, who will be retiring, boohoo, is our head housekeeper and does a great job. It’ll sadden us to see her retire but she deserves it.
Gail is another housekeeper and helped us move in. She’s terrific and I can count on her. Christine, and oh, there are too many for me. Kim will have to single them out. A terrific bunch.
John, our head waiter, is a great waiter. It’s all about his people for him. He calls all the women Miss First-Name and all the name Mr. First-Name. Sometimes he calls Paul Leveille Mr. Pablo or Mr. Paulo or something like that. He can easily handle 14 people on his own. I got John his very own, monogramed wait tuxedo style apron. He loved it. It says “Head Waiter” on it below his first and last name.
James, who one only calls James, is our dishwasher. This is his last year. When he is done with the floor, it is polished clean and you could eat off of it. James, or Jimbo, as I sometimes call him by mistake (only his dad can call him that) is fun, has a wry sense of humor and is diligent.
Kris, Jame’s Mom, is a waitress. She’s very good at it. John loves to have her wait with him. She teaches at the High School. We all like her.
Vanessa, a waitress, is quiet but shows up on time and is just a peach. She dish washes as well.
Lee Ann is a waitress and she’s also been prep chef and has been dish washing. Unfortunately, her internship and her school work have been making her attendance spotty. I hope this evens out later. She’s a good waitress and a very good prep chef.
Our newest recruit, Heather, a waitress and dishwasher as well as prep help, is a ball of energy and dynamite. This is her last year too. Off to collage with the lot except Vanessa and Lee Ann will be in the area.
Then there is Kimberly. She’s been doing as much as we do and always with a smile. She’s terrific. I think I have a post or two on her already so that’s all I’ll say for now.