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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Bakery- GBE2 Topic

I can still see him, my dad, pulling up at Holy Name of Jesus Church on my wedding day.  Smiling as he pulled in, I noticed my dad was in a brand new red hot rod. Wow, did my dad look like a classy chap. He wore an English hat, posed a cigar in his mouth and looked quite excited for the upcoming nuptials. The car he was sporting  was a Red hot  Eagle Talon. My dad looked perfect in it. I was his baby girl. I come from a family of five. I am two minutes younger than my identical twin sister. I know, but I am still the baby technically.

Your probably wondering what this has to do with the word Bakery.  Well, let me take you back to my dad's childhood.  He grew up with about eight close very connected buddies.  These friendships lasted  till death. These guys lived in North Minneapolis. All of them became quite successful in their adult lives.  My dad was an airline pilot and flew B52's in WW2. All of the other guys also found great success in different occupations.

One of those friends was  Burt MCGlynn.  His family started the MCGlynn bakeries that have now been around for decades. Burt was now the CEO of MCGlynn bakeries. Burt was the man who gifted that red hot Eagle Talon to my dad when my father retired and was struggling financially.  Wow, I thought, I wish I had a buddy like that. He is also the man that donated the most beautiful cake at my wedding.

My wedding party wore soft peach dresses.  I wore peach baby's breath in my hair.  My cake also had lovely soft peach baby's breath in it and was five layers deep. Pure white in color this cake was amazing by most standards.  It was the most beautiful cake I had ever seen. 

I am so thankful to Burt for being so kind to my father and to me.  How thoughtful to donate my wedding cake and how about that red sports car?  When your friend is down, you do whatever you can to help him out. I hope my generation will show their love in a great way.

13 comments:

  1. Love the color, and how wonderful of your dad's friend to donate it.

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  2. Paula thanks so much. I need to get my wedding pics on this one with the red car.

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  3. That's an amazing story of friendship, Laura. I share your envy (not jealousy). Your father was fortunate to have such friends.

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  4. True friends will always show themselves.

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  5. What a sweet story! I'm happy someone could add a little more joy to your special day.

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  6. What a wonderful story of love and friendship! I don't think that the beauty of friendship is lost on our generation--I believe that exceptional relationships still exist and that is often when we hit a rough patch when we fully realize just how wonderful our friends are.

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  7. Word nerd,
    I agree that all the love we need and support is right around us.

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  8. SJerzygirl
    Thanks so much for coming by. Yes, he did have great friends.

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  9. The Frizzy Hooker
    I agree with you. True friends show us love in action.

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  10. The host
    Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  11. A wonderful story Laura and the friendship is amazing!

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  12. Beautiful story! I loved the picture you painted of your Dad pulling up at your wedding! Burt was a true friend, but I'm sure your Dad was more than worthy of it and just as good a friend as he.

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  13. What a wonderful story of true friendship!!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com

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