Former Buffalo grain scoopers (clockwise from left: Fred Brill, Pat Needham, Sam Kolodziej, unknown friend, Jack Driscol, Bob Roberts) at the Apollo Family Restaurant in January 2020, where the old pals gathered weekly for coffee, catch-up and a bit of Buffalo Bills talk.

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