Daybreak Kamloops | Sep 27, 2013 | 7:07

Serving her last table after 43 years

Today is a big day for Sandy Spirito. The Kamloops waitress expects to shed a few tears. It's her last day on the job at the Plaza Hotel. She's worked there for the past 43 years. It was her first job. And her last.

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