Waitress provides 63 years of smiles ...

Waitress provides 63 years of smiles | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 7, 2010, titled Waitress provides 63 years of smiles | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Pennell has been serving customers at the Red Brick Tavern since 1947. The tavern, which began as a stagecoach stop in 1837, is an Ohio landmark along Rt.

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Paul

Kingsport, TN

#1 Oct 7, 2010
It's nice to wake up and read a good story. Ms Neval has certainly made herself a valuable commodity at the Red Brick. Should be a required read for youngsters today. God bless you, Ms Neval.
Dave

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 7, 2010
Wonder what she did when the doors were locked and weeds were growing up all around the building just a few years ago ?
watcher

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Jim Williamson is a jerk. Why would anyone put him in a pic for the public to see? That poor woman having to deal with the likes of him. She must have a very patient soul to put up with his antics.
Jill

Dublin, OH

#4 Oct 7, 2010
She looks amazing for her age! Keep on rockin Ms. Neval.
Frankie

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 7, 2010
Great story! Enjoy your retirement years.
Mary

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 7, 2010
You go girl!
Common Sense

Canal Winchester, OH

#7 Oct 7, 2010
Sounds like Ms. Neval has touched the lives of a lot of people. She seems like a true gem at the Red Brick Tavern. Touching story.
PC on the TEE

Leesburg, IN

#8 Oct 7, 2010
We need to honor this dear woman!!! She has been faithful in much. Congatulate her on a job well done!
chilli resident

United States

#9 Oct 7, 2010
bless her heart... sweet lady.. she could teach those girls at hooters some skills i bet.. they are horrible customer service
fink3

South Vienna, OH

#10 Oct 7, 2010
wow!!! sounds like an awesome lady!!! Keep up the good work Ms.Neval!!
Thinking Kind of Man

Toledo, OH

#11 Oct 7, 2010
63 years and she never got promoted? That speaks volumes of this dump. Why isn't she managing the front of the house and if her dirtbag customes love her so much, how about pooling together a couple grand and spring for some back surgery so the old broad can enjoy her golden years.

And what of her? Where's her ambiition? I can understand laying low while you're raising your kids but at some point you have to take strides to improve your quality of life. Open up your own joint and let some other 15 year-old girl with her whole life ahed of her get her start in that thankless job.

This is a story about complacency and this woman's inertia is exactly why this country is heading for the scrap heap.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#12 Oct 7, 2010
Why not invite a current sitting President to the party?
The Rotary Club could sponsor this event.
Since Ohio is a political swing state, this could evolve into a historical human interest story.
Try it?(You also have a few earlier Presidents still living and able to enjoy the inn.)
Gina Doughty

Lewis Center, OH

#14 Oct 7, 2010
I loved this! What a great story! There aren't many people out there that are dedicated to their jobs any more, at least not like this! Her smile alone is probably ONE of the main reasons people came back. She's a person not many people will ever forget. Thank you for sharing her with us!

Since: Nov 08

Small Town

#15 Oct 7, 2010
Woo Hoo! I'd like to see them try and ban this feisy lady because she smokes! The anti-smoking brigade would have everyone believe she should be dead as well as all those who are around her. There is no limit to the stupidity of those morons. It's too bad so many people have been hoodwinked, after all, ALL of the world's oldest people are, or were, smokers! Not a non-smoker in the bunch, and they are all well over 100 and number in the thousands!

Since: Nov 08

Small Town

#16 Oct 7, 2010
I wouldn't let obama ON my property!
FreeloaderFred wrote:
Why not invite a current sitting President to the party?
The Rotary Club could sponsor this event.
Since Ohio is a political swing state, this could evolve into a historical human interest story.
Try it?(You also have a few earlier Presidents still living and able to enjoy the inn.)
Jack

Columbus, OH

#17 Oct 7, 2010
What a Dear Sweet lady Mrs. Pennel is...... Thanks for the smiles....
dudewheresmycar

United States

#18 Oct 11, 2010
Yea she deff kept me smiling when she took those false teeth out
Paul

Kingsport, TN

#19 Oct 11, 2010
Thinking Kind of Man wrote:
63 years and she never got promoted? That speaks volumes of this dump. Why isn't she managing the front of the house and if her dirtbag customes love her so much, how about pooling together a couple grand and spring for some back surgery so the old broad can enjoy her golden years.
And what of her? Where's her ambiition? I can understand laying low while you're raising your kids but at some point you have to take strides to improve your quality of life. Open up your own joint and let some other 15 year-old girl with her whole life ahed of her get her start in that thankless job.
This is a story about complacency and this woman's inertia is exactly why this country is heading for the scrap heap.
Maybe you should quit thinking. You have not a clue!

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