Mr. Salisbury laid on the mascara a bit too thickly, and tended to act as though the apron was a dress, but no one cared; he was charming and made a great nip.

You know, a nip! Six to the bag.

The Salisbury House was absent in Fargo during my tenure; it appears to have been their sole stab into the states. Now there are 20 or so in the Winnipeg area. Burton Cummings of the "Guess Who" is one of the owners, which is like learning that Prince owns 167 Perkins. Meaning: cool!