Sunday, February 19, 2012

Harry Turner celebrates his 70th at Cagneys.

Harry promoter, manager, DJ, historian and author, had a large time at his 70th birthday in Cagney's Dancin Room. Family and Friends came miles to honor Harry. The speeches and hugging woulda brought a tear to a glass eye.

Clay Brown and Billy Scott knocked us out with several beach classics. Billy Scott and Rose Rock showed some serious boogie moves. And so did all of Harry's family.
Thanks to all who came to honor Harry.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quitting with a Beautiful Poem

Just wanted to share Joanna Owen's "Two Week Notice"
She wrote it in a poem. Bring a tear to a glass eye.

8 years ago I joined Flamingo Grill family through a member of my own.
Began my hostess training and explaining Preferred seating a million times on the phone.
Every employee desires employers who genuinely care.
Something unfortunately uncommon in many working affairs.
While in college and away from the Flamingo Grill,
I always looked forward to coming home to see yall and eat at the grill.
Going from hostess to server was one of the best decisions I made,
Rekindling friendships, learning hospitality and of course getting paid.
I knew there would come a time when I would have to leave,
Not to say say "Goodbye" because that would only make me grieve.
Yes I'll miss the lobster chunks, oscar topping and bearnaise,
But more so the employers and co-workers with whom I can only praise.
Thank you for every hello, compliment, suggestion, gratuity, conversation, table sat, check out and walk to my car. You all mean so much to me.
Love your forever friend, Joanna Owens.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Roy Mitchell, jr...a good man.

Cagney's lost a loyal friend this week, Roy Mitchell, jr of Durham. He and his sweet gentle wife Millie, probably dined with us 3 or 4 hundred times over the years. Always quick with a smile, a witty comment, a hearty laugh, and an UNC coaching suggestion, good folks like Roy and Millie made owning a restaurant joyful. Roy had an outstanding professional career, but what we remember best is how he treated others. Our warmest thoughts go out to Millie and the children.
Thanks for the memories Roy.
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