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Ribs. Twice a day. For seven years.

La Crosse, WI, United States / Classic Rock 100.1

I think what I am looking forward to most about growing old is doing whatever I want, whenever I want, and not giving a flying hoot what anyone things about it. So, for example, if I wanted to have ribs for lunch and dinner every day for seven years straight, NO ONE COULD STOP ME.

From the Amarillo Globe News, about my new hero Ed Aiton:

But for about the last seven years, he’s been a one-restaurant man, though on rare occasions he may cheat a little bit. In fact, employees at Tyler’s have his cellphone and home phone numbers and call to check on him if they don’t see him. Aiton wards off any panic, however, when on those occasional times he’s not there, he will call to let them know.

Sometimes he can be a little late, sneaking in when employees are stacking chairs. “If the sign says, ‘Closed,’ don’t let that stop you,” he said.

Tyler’s is open five days a week, so Aiton comes in 10 times a week. For a year, that’s 520 times. As he hits seven years this summer, that’s an astounding 3,600 times for round figures.

The most impressive part. He’s never gained a pound!

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