Luigi's In Metuchen
On Saturdays some people come to Luigi’s just to kill time. They come to chat with Luigi and I half expect them to pull up a chair and play checkers. People stop by with free food, sandwiches from the deli across the street which Luigi claims, “They make a the best a sandwich in town. The mutsarell is a fresh in a watt (water).” Locals sometimes stop by to share a pizza pie, and Luigi always has fresh donuts and lollypops; lollypops for the kids, donuts for the grownups.
I chose to write this post as today when I went in for a trim, Luigi was absent. I learned from Mia that he has been in the hospital for two months with a “Bile thing that had a be a drain. He should a go in a soon, but he a stub.” It seems he is on the mend, and will be back soon. Luigi will return, but he is over seventy years old. His shop cannot go on forever.