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A Special Birthday For A Special Tom Wahl's Customer
On Sunday, January 14th, a long-time customer of Tom Wahl’s chose to celebrate a milestone birthday at our Bushnell’s Basin location. Pittsford resident, Jane Steinhausen, rang in her 102nd birthday, yes you read that right…her 102nd birthday, by enjoying her favorite Tom Wahl’s meal, a ground steak with mustard and a root beer float!
When asked by her son, Pete Steinhausen, and daughter-in-law, Mary, where she wanted to go for dinner on Sunday night, Jane quickly said…Tom Wahl’s. Jane has been frequenting our Tom Wahl’s restaurant in Bushnell’s Basin since it opened back in 1988 and has been enjoying her favorite meal with us ever since.
Upon learning that it was Jane’s 102nd birthday, assistant manager, Chris Jarnagan immediately provided the root beer float “on-the-house” and walked over to their table to spend some time with Jane and her family. “I sat down and talked with them for a little while and it was a very nice experience. Jane was more than elated and her son and daughter-in-law were ecstatic that I took a few moments to come over and say happy birthday,” said Chris.
In showing that Chris’s sincere gesture did not go unnoticed and was truly appreciated by Jane and her family, Pete approached Chris later that evening to ask if he would pose for a picture with his mother. After taking the picture, Pete and Mary informed Chris that they were going to send the photo to the Wahl family!
Jane Steinhausen was born in Rochester, NY to parents Elizabeth Brewster Wolcott and Edgar Clinton Wolcott in 1916. She married her husband Dr. Theodore Behn Steinhausen in 1940 and together they had three children, Pete, Jane, and Ruth. Jane has always been active in both life and in her community and is proud to have a very large group of grandchildren and great-grandchildren living all across the United States. Jane currently resides at Cloverwood Senior Living in Pittsford, NY.
“I always try to look for the positive, and think the positive. There’s something positive about everybody and everything if you look closely.” – Jane Steinhausen  
Tom Wahl’s would like to extend heartfelt birthday wishes to Mrs. Jane Steinhausen and a big THANK YOU to Jane, Pete, and Mary for being such wonderful customers throughout the years! And thank you Chris for taking the time to make our customers experience at Tom Wahl’s a special one.
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