Albany, Oregon, Sept. 7—I JUST WANT A BIG GREEN SALAD, I said, and does bread come with it? We don't have bread, the waitress said, we don't have bread until four o'clock. Everyone looked at the clock: one o'clock. Is it too late for breakfast, I asked. No, we serve breakfast all day. Okay, I'll have a big green salad, oil and vinegar, and an order of toast.
She took the other orders; then, as she was about to leave the table, I asked her not to toast the toast. Okay, she said, I guess we can do that.
The salad was okay: lettuces, tomatoes, very thin slices of sweet onion. I oiled and salted the bread.