Mel’s Diner was a _____ restaurant near the couple’s new house. When Emma saw the diner, she was nervous. She remembered a TV show about a diner called Mel’s Diner. The people in the show were funny, but the food was awful. No one liked the food at Mel’s Diner. Chris said that a diner in real life was probably not the same as a _____ on television. Emma agreed, and so they went in.
Emma and Chris walked in and liked what they saw. The _____ of the diner was typical, but the inside was very nice. The entire diner was red with shiny _____ trim. There were red counters with red _____, and beautiful red booths. The waiters, _____ at the diner, smiled at Emma and Chris when they walked in. There were only three visitors in the whole diner. All of them were at the _____. The booths were all empty. Emma and Chris chose a small _____ by a window.
While Emma and Chris were reading the _____, a waitress came by. She and Emma talked. Emma told her that they were newlyweds, married only the day before. The waitress looked happy and smiled at them. She told the owner of the diner about the couple. The _____ came out and smiled at them. He told them that his name was Melvin, but people called him Mel. Mel and his wife were also married on the first of May, thirty years ago. Mel and the couple spoke for a few minutes.
Mel made a lovely breakfast for the couple: bacon, eggs and fluffy pancakes. There was also orange juice and sparkling grape juice. For dessert, Emma and Chris shared an ice cream sundae with whipped cream on top. When the couple got up to leave, Mel rushed over and gave them the basket of flowers.
The couple was surprised and pleased. They could not have wished for a better start to their new life!
Discuss & Write
Tell about a time when someone did something unusually nice for you, or you did something for someone else. What was it? How did you feel?