Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday David


I had broiled flounder and David had halibut. He is giving his lunch his full attention. Happy Birthday David. I am very proud of you. 

In reading back over this I am reminded of something I wanted to add.   While we were eating a man stopped at our table to tell David and his friends that he appreciated their service, and they thanked the man very politely. I asked David if that happened often and he said yes, it did. 

They go off-base to eat lunch most days. Sometimes when they finish and go to the counter to pay, they are told that someone has already paid for their lunch and left the simple message, thank you. Our military men and women have had to make many sacrifices over the past 8 years and many people appreciate their service.
 



David is a First Sergeant in the Oklahoma Air Guard and works full time at the Tulsa Base. Joe and Andy work with him and came separately but we sat together. There are a lot of stripes at the table.


Just inside the door is a 12 foot display case which allows visitors to see the quality of the seafood and to select the exact pieces to be prepared for the order. David is trying to make up his mind.


My son David has turned 40. Our tradition for some time is that we meet for lunch and I pick up the tab. One of our favorite places for this is the White River Fish Market on Sheridan just north of Pine in Tulsa.

In coastal cities markets usually sell the fish harvested in their regions, White River's market sells a wider variety of seafood. Being centrally located in the United States allows White River to fly in seafood direct from the suppliers from all coastal areas of North and South America. It is a little short on fancy decor, but it's selection and quality is second to none. It has been featured as a treasure on National Public Radio's "Splendid Table".

6 comments:

RennyBA said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to your son David - all the way from Norway!

What a great choice - Seafood! - and don't they fly in seafood from Norway too. You have tried our salmon maybe?

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Hello
Happy birthday to David, we live at 2 hours from the sea so we ride to it sometime and eat a lot of fish and sea food !!
Kisses

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Birthdays are a good time to get together to eat and that place looks brilliant that I am sure one is spoilt for choice.

David is a stripling at 40 my oldest two are past 50 with Sharon rapidly getting to her half century in 2011. I don't know about you but I don't feel old enough to have middle-aged children!

Bet you were proud to be sitting with your son and his friends.

Anne

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour.

Bon anniversaire à David.
Je trouve très bien de fêter son anniversaire avec lui et de lui offrir le repas ;-)
Le flétan est un délicieux poisson.
Kisses.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for your good wishes. We both love seafood and go to White River as often as we can.

While we were eating a man stopped at our table to tell David and his friends that he appreciated their service, and they thanked the man very politely. I asked David if that happened often and he said yes, it did.

They go off-base to eat lunch most days. Sometimes when they finish and go to the counter to pay, they are told that someone has already paid for their lunch and left the simple message, thank you. Our military men and women have had to make many sacrifices over the past 8 years and most people appreciate their service.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I think that's wonderful of the Tulsa people to show their gratitude. Over here we had some of our homecoming troops marching through a city centre and, although the majority of people applauded them, they were also "greeted" with placard-holding Muslims calling them baby killers. I wonder why some people come to England for a so-called better life.

I'm afraid I could go on and on re. this subject. Everyone in England seems afraid of being called racist and the courts of law and newspapers seem to bend over backwards not to offend the incomers. This subject is not good for my blood pressure!

Anne