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Musical meal in Westfield

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This story first aired on the Channel 3 News at 6 p.m. Nov. 18, 1998.

Winter has come to Westfield. The sting of winter is bitter. But warmth is found inside at the Old Bobbin Mill Restaurant.

"Oh, it's a blast. We all enjoy ourselves incredibly," waitress Marley Hamelin said.

Every Wednesday you get more than just a hearty breakfast at this eatery. Leon Couture and Paul Daniels started all the fun. Paul wanted to learn how to play the fiddle. So, in between bites, Leon gave lessons.

"Yeah, I just started out, so I am still in the fourth grade. I'm not too good at it yet," Paul said.

This is all off the cuff, no rehearsing; just show up with your instrument and your voice.

Retired dairy farmer Donald Kinsley comes over from Fletcher. He likes to whistle while he works. When whistling gets old, Donald switches to yodeling.

"Used to yodel when I was milking the cows," he explained. "They give a lot more milk when they have done that."

"Every week is different," Marley said. "We have all different instruments coming. It's never the same."

But one thing is constant.

"Oh, it's friendship and the music," Paul said. "We get up and dance in the middle awhile. The waitresses like to dance a little bit, so we have a grand old time."

It's all just part of the menu.

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