Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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.