In 1954, 12 men came together and formed a poker group. They met every Friday at noon and called themselves the P.O.E.T.S., which stands for "Put Off Everything, Tomorrows is Saturday." One of these men was my father, Sherman Shivers, who opened P.O.E.T.S. Family Restaurant in 1982. To this day, the P.O.E.T.S. still meet for a rousing game of poker, fun, and fellowship.