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A dying woman's wish -- chicken noodle soup
My husband and I were having breakfast at our usual spot, Pomperdale's on Commercial Blvd. just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, when the owner's wife stopped by our table to tell me this sweet story.
The deli was just about to close one day last week when a customer walked in and ordered their chicken noodle soup to go. The owner explained they were about closed and the soup was put away.
The customer said he had to have a bowl of it. The owner explained it wouldn't be warm. The customer didn't care.
Turns out his 92-year-old aunt was in a nearby nursing home, and the doctors didn't expect her to live out the week. The only thing she wanted to eat was a bowl of Pomperdale's chicken noodle soup. And he was determined to get it for her.
With or without a matzo ball, that soup is good. I know. I had it for breakfast yesterday. Just make sure the guys behind the counter add a little diced turkey to it if you like your soup meaty.