Trina Clark, a waitress at Mary Lou’s Grill, collects menus from customers on the morning of Feb. 24 at the diner in Carbondale. Clark has worked at Mary Lou’s for nearly 25 years. “And I’ve enjoyed every bit of it,” Clark said. Marilynn Martin took over Mary Lou’s Grill in 1990 when her mother Mary Lou retired. She said there’s a sense of community that exists at the diner. “There’s people that come in here everyday,” Martin said. Clark said she enjoys meeting new people and interacting with them. “It’s a different story everyday,” Clark said.