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88-Year Old Rafael Covarrubias Still Tends Bar in a Tux, and He Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way

Tess Barker writing for Los Angeleno:

Tonight, Covarrubias’ bar is full of diners, and he tends to them as he has done for the last 36 years — and prior to that, another 36 years at the Sheraton in Glendale. It’s nearing the end of the month, which means diners are coming in solo to cash in on their birthday meal. Members of the Pacific Dining Car’s 1921 Club get a free entree on their birthday.

“My birthday is coming up next month,” Covarrubias says. He’ll be turning 88. “Actually, I hate birthdays. They always give me a bunch of clothes. I don’t know where to put those clothes.”

“They,” presumably are the four women he lives with: his wife, his step-daughter, his granddaughter and his great-granddaughter.

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What Would Life Be Like If We Only Did What Is Necessary? » Niki Lauda

A childhood hero of mine has passed away.

“A lot of people criticize Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?”
» Niki Lauda

» Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda was 70.

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