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".