Waitress to retire after working at North Miami restaurant for 45 years

  • Patti Low who is retiring after 45 years of waitressing smiles as she takes a customers order at Jimmy's Place in North Miami on Sunday, June 15, 2014. CHRIS CUTRO / CHRIS CUTRO

  • Patti Low who is retiring after 45 years of waitressing talks to Eric Barber, 41, who she has waited on since he was a little boy at Jimmy's Place in North Miami on Sunday, June 15, 2014. CHRIS CUTRO / CHRIS CUTRO

  • Patti Low who is retiring after 45 years of waitressing sets down an order of steak and a side of tomatoes at Jimmy's Place in North Miami on Sunday, June 15, 2014. CHRIS CUTRO / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Patti Low who is retiring after 45 years of waitressing hustles rye toast to a customer at Jimmy's Place in North Miami on Sunday, June 15, 2014. CHRIS CUTRO / CHRIS CUTRO

  • Janet Alford of North Miami, left, brought balloons and a thank-you card to Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami, on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014. Low will retire after 45 years of working there, on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Alford has been a patron for 20 years and spoke fondly of Low: "I'm going to miss her so much." Several other longtime patrons started saying their farewells to Low on Saturday at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St.  MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami, carries a stack of plates with ease while working the 6 a.m.-to-2 p.m. shift on Saturday, June 21, 2014. On Sunday, June 22, 2014, Low will retire after 45 years of working at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Cynthia Dixon of Coconut Grove, right, shares a farewell embrace with Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014. Dixon and her husband Bill have been patrons for 15 years. They say the biscuits and grits are great but the real draw is Low, who will retire after 45 years of working there, on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Cynthia Dixon baked a chocolate zucchini bundt cake for Low as a farewell gift. She gave it to her on Saturday at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami, greets longtime customer Lou Fahmie of Hollywood on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014. On Sunday, June 22, 2014, Low will retire after 45 years of working at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place, kisses Bill Dixon, with his wife Cynthia, right, as they leave the North Miami restaurant on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014. The Dixons live in Coconut Grove and for 15 years they have been driving to Jimmy's Place for breakfast. They say the biscuits and grits are great but the real draw is Low, who will retire after 45 years of working there, on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Cynthia Dixon baked a chocolate zucchini bundt cake for Low as a farewell gift. She gave it to her on Saturday at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Kevin Miller of Miami shares a laugh with Jimmy's Place waitress Patti Low on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014. Miller has been a weekend patron of the North Miami restaurant for 15 years. "I come here because of her, not the food, " Miller said. Low will retire after 45 years of working there, on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Several other longtime patrons started saying their farewells to Low on Saturday at the restaurant, 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jimmy's Place waitress Patti Low places an order to the cooks during her 6 a.m.-to-2 p.m. shift on Saturday, June 21, 2014. After 45 years of working at the restaurant, 510 NE 125th St. in North Miami, Low will retire on Sunday, June 22, 2014. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami, recommends the homemade biscuits to Juan Mendez and Rosa Barrios-Mendez of North Miami during her 6 a.m.-to-2 p.m. shift on Saturday, June 21, 2014. On Sunday, June 22, 2014, Low will retire after 45 years of working there. Longtime patrons, drawn to Low first and then the food, started saying their farewells on Saturday at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Patti Low, a waitress at Jimmy's Place in North Miami, flashes her signature smile while working the 6 a.m.-to-2 p.m. shift on Saturday, June 21, 2014. On Sunday, June 22, 2014, Low will retire after 45 years of working there. Longtime patrons, drawn to Low first and then the food, started saying their farewells on Saturday at the restaurant, at 510 NE 125 St. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  •  Jimmy's Place waitress Patti Low smiles at customer Samuel Jean of Miami Shores as she walks up to take his breakfast order on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Low will retire after 45 years of working there, on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Her shift is 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant, 510 NE 125 St. in North Miami. Owner Jason Salem says this part of the restaurant will officially be called "Patti's Section." MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF