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The Candlelight Buffet

The Candlelight Buffet

Oft times when I traveled with my father, he would throw a perk my way;
One of the best ones I remember, was “The Candlelight Buffet”!
It was in downtown Toledo Ohio, on the Hotel Secor’s topmost floor;
We’d get a suite to do his business, selling apparel to department stores!
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He would let me do my own thing, while he showed his clothing line;
I’d see a movie or play some billiards, until it was dinner time!
Then up to the buffet we would ride to, a candlelit dark room;
Large shrimp on ice in a silver bowl, is where I’d quickly zoom!
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I would peel and eat exactly fifty, my fingers got so cold;
Then I’d devour two slabs of prime rib, my appetite so bold!
I’d wash it all down with ice cream, three dips would always do;
My father sat there in amazement, saying, “My boy, I cannot believe you”!
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I lost him far too early, his heart had calcified;
While having open heart surgery, my dear Father unexpectedly died!
These memories of our times together, will live forever in my heart;
Our Souls are bound eternal, and never will they part!
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My dearest Father
You made my life so easy
I’ll ever love you