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Mary's Stories

Mr. and Mrs. K
Published August 1, 2007, Fairbanks Daily News Miner

Mr. and Mrs. K. were two of the nicest and most interesting people that have stayed at the Inn. In their mid-seventies, they were sharp as tacks, very noticeably cultured and educated but without airs or assumptions. They both possessed an unquestionable presence of authority and each had that special listening knack that makes you feel as if your conversation was important to them. Their soft but refined southern accents made you think of genteel country aristocrats, never rushing any aspect of their lives.

Their registration form had a North Carolina address. Breakfast introductions invariably include a request of origin and past or present vocation; where are you from and what do or did you do for a living. The respond is referred to at the Inn as an Ima; Ima a retired engineer from Major Corp after thirty years.

Mrs. K. introduced herself as a retired university biology teacher. Mr. K introduced himself as a retired university administrator still serving on the Board of Regents for a big Florida school that will remain nameless (think Gainesville). It turned out that they lived in Florida during the winter and in North Carolina during the summers.

At the table was an Alaskan guest from Homer. He told the story that his daughter had applied for admissions at the big university and had actually done a site visit. After touring the campus, she was asked to go by the admissions office and give them some information that might be helpful in her quest for admission to the university. After the routine qualifying information, name, address, grades, class rank, etc. the clerk noticed she was from Alaska. She asked the young lady if she had a visa. Thinking she was being asked for some sort of deposit, she reply no but she had a MasterCard. The clerk gave her a scornful look and informed her that to come to school in Florida from Alaska she would need a U.S. visa.

Everyone at the table roared with laughter except Mrs. K. In the most ladylike manner, she said the story was most entertaining, however, she would sincerely request on behalf of big university that he never tell the story again. In addition to not liking his tale, she also did not like meat for breakfast. For Mrs. K. we served a nice no-meat omelet for a nice lady.

Fluffy Corn and Feta Cheese Omelet

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup corn, fresh, frozen, or canned (drained)
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese/li>
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley

In a bowl, whisk eggs until fluffy. Preheat an 8 non-stick skillet using medium heat. Spray skillet with Pam and pour in eggs. Spread corn evenly over eggs. Add of the cheese and parsley and cook without stirring until the eggs are set but still are still a little runny in the center, about 1 minute. Fold the omelet into a half-moon and cook until set. Sprinkle the omelet with the remaining cheese and parsley and fold the omelet again making a triangle. Slide the omelet onto a plate and serve immediately.

INN TIPS: If the omelet is browning too quickly, remove from burner and reduce heat. Two eggs in an 8 pan makes the omelet thin which is easier for the double folds.

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Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

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