Rip Cronk, Ken Haines, Earl Newman, Bill Siebler, and Vince Zettler sat and talked at a crowded table over burgers and sandwiches last Tuesday at Squirrel’s Tavern in Corvallis.
It was the latest iteration of a weekly ritual for the crew, which calls itself “The Lunch Bunch.” The group has met for lunch every Tuesday over the past four years.
Lee Kitzman, the other regular from the group, couldn’t make it this time, but other mutual friends sometimes fill in when a regular can’t attend.
These weekly gatherings are more meaningful and productive than simply getting a bite to eat. They are about