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Veterans Post: Coffee Shop Vets Are One Man Short


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 4:17pm

I didn’t know if they’d be there, what with the weather snapping cold like it has, but there they were, the elderly veteran crew, arrayed in a wide half circle on the sidewalk outside the coffee shop.

Or at least most of them were. I did a head count after I placed my coffee order at the pickup window. One appeared to be missing, and it seemed that I’d arrived in the middle of a conversation.

“They kept him overnight, worried about his chest. Coughing, but no fever.”

“Can’t be the virus if there’s no fever.”

“It could be the virus with no symptoms whatsoever.” The reti...

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