It was the last Saturday before school started. Mr. Green didn’t have to wake Mrs. Green in the morning. She seemed to have a permanent, internal clock set for 6 am. They climbed into Mrs. Green’s old Rolls Royce named Rosy, while the dew was still on the grass, and the morning air was still crisp.
When they got to the Double T Diner the waitress smiled at them. She was rushing around the dining room, but gave them a friendly nod. They settled into a corner booth. Mr. Green looked over the menu trying to decide between waffles and French toast. Mrs. Green did not even open her menu. This Saturday morning breakfast had been the same ever since she started teaching years ago. She would not break with tradition, even if she was retired.
The waitress quickly took Mr. Green’s order. She exchanged a knowing glance with Mrs. Green and said, “The usual?” Mrs. Green smiled and nodded her head.
Their breakfast came quickly. Mr. Green enjoyed his French toast with extra syrup and whipped cream, and Mrs. Green thoroughly enjoyed her gigantic, banana split! It was the best back to school breakfast anyone ever had!
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