Fun over Coffee
It’s another weekday morning, and the usual good-natured barbs are flying at Daniel’s Restaurant in Kasson.
Folmer Carlsen, 83, notes that he moved to town in 1963 and purchased the Dodge County Independent when it was located downtown, near what’s now Buffet King.
The former Kasson mayor, who ran the DCI for 33 years, says he’s been drinking coffee at Daniel’s ever since.
“And I was working. I didn’t have time for coffee,” says Lewis (“Doc”) Severance, 93, drawing laughter all around.
The laughs keep coming, because this is, unofficially, Daniel’s Coffee Club, and laughing is par for the course. Such as it is.
Some 12 members, retired local guys, meet daily to drink coffee and tea, harass each other, and solve crucial world issues: politics, the weather, fishing, hunting.