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Coffee group not dead, yet

Now meeting in funeral home parking lot


Last updated 7/20/2020 at 3:08pm

Jamie Henneman | The Times

A group gathers for coffee each Friday in the parking lot of a local funeral home.

DAVENPORT - For the last 50 years, a group of men in Davenport have been meeting for coffee every weekday morning, usually at a diner where they would debate over who would pay for the coffee at the end. With the COVID-19 virus putting the crimp on meeting indoors and businesses closing, the group has come up with the novel solution of meeting in the Strate Funeral Home parking lot at 505 10th Street.

"Since the Covina virus the coffee club chain has been broken," said long time attendee George Arland. "Usually there is a lot of conversation, drinking of coffee and then rolling dice to see...

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