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December 15, 2009

NH Airport Diner staff finds mom’s lost pay packet

Filed under: Restaurants,Uncategorized — Laurie Morrow, Ph.D. @ 3:54 am
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I read a great story in the Manchester Union Leader today, the kind of story we need to hear more often.

Like many folks these days, the Best family of Londonderry, NH, is struggling financially.  They’re worried about losing their home.  Karen Best works as a customer service representative, and her husband works part time.  Their three children each face medical challenges.

One Monday a month, the family enjoys a treat:  they go out for dinner, to the Airport Diner in Manchester, NH, where there’s a “Kids Eat Free” special.  It’s a 50’s style diner, with charming airport-themed decor.

Last Monday, when the family got home, Karen realized she’d left the envelope with the cash from a week’s sorely needed paycheck behind at the restaurant.  She called, but the table had been bused.  Karen thought that her envelope probably got lost in the diner placemats the kids had colored while waiting to be served.

According to Assistant Manager Jeff Howard, the waitress who served the family, Nikki Phillips, begged the staff to search for the money.   Assistant Kitchen Manager Paul Soucy dug through 3 barrels of trash — and found the envelope.

Read the rest of this story here.

If you like this story, please pass it along.  And, if you happen to be near Manchester, NH, please consider dinner at the Airport Diner.  I’ve eaten there, last time I met a friend at the Manchester, NH airport, and they have the world’s best tuna melt and great fries.   The Airport Diner is easy to find — 2280 Brown Ave.  next to the Holiday Inn, exit 2 off of Interstate 293.

Good food, good fun, great people.

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