It’s busy, but fun |

It’s busy, but fun

Deli worker happy to shed apron today

Amy Hamilton

Lifelong Craig resident Kaby Turner likes her job at the Safeway deli, partly because she knows just about everyone across the counter.

“I can chat with just about anyone,” she said while simultaneously slicing meat and catching up with a customer. “I like this job because I can socialize.”

The friendly clerk who has worked at the store for 2 1/2 years has been helping get ready for the holiday rush by making deli trays and meals. She said she especially enjoys making holiday meals for people who are homebound, knowing the food she makes may be the brightest part of their holiday.

“It gets busy, but it’s fun,” she said of the extra work.

Turner is scheduled a short shift during today’s holiday so she’ll get to spend some time at her mother’s house. She’s looking forward to the opportunity not to have to cook. Although she said she enjoys preparing food in her off time, sometimes she’ll recruit her husband for the job.

Although the couple don’t have any children they are busy raising her 14-year-old nephew, “which is kind of like raising a family,” she said.

Turner said she has lots of family in the area, so the holidays will be packed with visits. It’s one reason she enjoys living here. Another is the small-town “quiet” that comes with living in Craig.

“We like to go to Browns Park and the river,” she said. “One or two days in a city are usually enough for me.”

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