Bakery News

Family Letter 2020

Family Letter 2020

Hello, Friends—both old and new. I hope this past year for you has been one full of joy and thanksgiving. For myself, the previous 12 months have blessed me with an even greater understanding of the importance of family, friendship, and fellowship. The Problem Was All in My HeadWhen you get to be 87 years old, you’re not surprised by the development of a new physical ailment. You either find treatment for it or learn to live with it (or, let’s be honest, a bit of both).Emotional or mental ailments, on the other hand, can really catch you off guard....

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Family Letter 2019

Family Letter 2019

Well hello my friends. It has been a year of many exciting changes. Grandson Jedidiah joined us in the business last year and he has been very busy updating some areas of our business that needed a bit of “sprucing up.” Jed’s mother (Ramona) is so grateful that someone else is now in charge of all the technical “stuff.” (Perhaps you can tell by her terminology (stuff) that we all are a bit relieved that Jed has taken over those duties.) Jed is also responsible for the design of the new shipping box we are using for our 14 oz....

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Family Letter 2018

Family Letter 2018

Dear friends,            Another year and another blessed 365 days of life. Travis and I celebrated our 66th year of marriage. I am 86 years old. (Not sure how that is possible!) But that’s my age and I am happy to celebrate it! After my diagnosis of cancer at 84, and surviving chemo and radiation, every day feels precious. Yes, sometimes I have to “push” myself and make an effort to remain active- but I think that is how you remain young. Never stop “doing and learning.” I remain “cancer free” but for those of you who walk this path with me,...

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Family Letter 2017

Family Letter 2017

Dear Friends, “Faster than a speeding bullet!” That’s how I feel time is passing. What a year 2017 has been! I shared with you my diagnosis of breast cancer in my letter last year. The beginning of 2016 was a time of fear, challenge and perseverance. However, in November 2016, I felt well enough to help out at the bakery. My job was to do whatever the president (my daughter Mona), asked me to do. Mona readily admits that the only reason she is president is because she is the bossiest child. (I can certainly attest to that!) Feeling energized...

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Family Letter 2016

Family Letter 2016

Dear Friends,I usually begin this letter by mentioning how grateful I am for my family, friends and good health. This year is no exception, however, I have acquired a deeper appreciation for “good health”. In November 2015, at the age of 83, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My goodness, those are two very scary words! So 2016 has seen a challenging battle. Often, at my age, chemotherapy is not considered, but because of my overall good health, it was an option that I took. All my fellow warriors out there have my respect because the “cure” is as much...

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