Emmaville Store, circa 1969

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big Day for the Birthday Boy

Last Saturday, about 60 people stopped in to Emmaville to wish Clayton a happy 90th birthday, listen to some music, eat cake and drink beer.  Many more well-wishers stopped by throughout the weekend to greet Clayton at his usual post (2nd stool from right, where he can hear the TV good).  Clayton claims he hasn't been kissed and hugged like that in years.

Clayton's faithful wing man, Kenny T.
Former Emmaville owners, Kay and Joe Knuth
Clayton's cousins from Bemidji.

For those of you who couldn't be there,  you'll be glad to know Clayton is still going strong, still greeting customers, counting papers, making coffee and being generally useful, except when he falls asleep on his bar stool.

We continue to be thankful for having Clayton with us, and were honored to be a part of his special day.