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After Teen Dies, Friends Visit His Grandma for Breakfast Every Wednesday to Ease Their Loss

•, By Andy Corbley

They're all students from Bishop DuBourg High School, ready to enjoy a hug with 'grandma' and a plate of hot food as part of what they together term the Wednesday Breakfast Club.

But it hasn't always been bacon, banter, and bright eyes; the Breakfast Club took on a new meaning when 'Grandma Peggy' lost her grandson Sam Crowe, a Bishop Dubourg sophomore, to a hit and run last year.

It was the young mister Crowe who first started the Breakfast Club, which used to meet at a nearby diner. One day he announced "my grandma can cook better than this," and so it was that the mediocre diner was abandoned in favor of Grandma Peggy's.

Every Wednesday, a baker's dozen teens would show up for bacon and eggs, until the fateful July day when the group learned of Sam's death, and breakfast became the last thing anyone felt like thinking about.

That is, until the very next Wednesday, when hoping to make the spirit of her grandson proud, Peggy was up before dawn warming skillets, cracking eggs, and whipping batter.

And not wanting to be poor guests, the teens came back, in greater and greater numbers just about every Wednesday afterwards.

"They came here every day for the whole week," said Winckowski. "They just wanted to make sure that I was OK."