HAPPY 187th LABOR DAY!
In honor of all the hard-working citizens of our country who’ve been toughing it out in a frankly crappy year, I send a big HUG for hanging tough and for holding me up!
We Americans built this country with hard work and smart minds. Whether you’ve been lucky enough to keep your job during this COVID lockdown or not, everyone who’s busted their butts for so long deserves a quick self-congratulatory APPLAUSE…and I don’t know about you, but a good “ME day” makes me want a comforting cake… (or maybe MOST days make me want cake? Yes, that is possible).
Let’s face it, we are nearly ALL laborers in one way or another.
Party Cakes for Putting in the Work!
Honor the people in your life that have put in the work with one of our Party Cakes!
Whether we are:
- Nurses who tend to the sick
- Veterinary technicians who tend to our pets
- Carpenters who build the framework or the window washers who risk the scaffold to improve our views
- Photographers who capture the memories our lifetime
- Florists who send a beautiful bouquet of flowers
- Immigrant chefs who introduce a vibrant culture of cuisine or the local baker who creates the much-needed comfort of an all American layer cake…
- Recently donned Homeschooling Parents (bless their hearts) Heck yeah, we are all truly ESSENTIAL!!
The fruits of our labor extend from providing food for our families to sharing donations with those who cannot provide for themselves.
***Place orders before NOON on Wednesday in order to pick up at the bakery on Friday between 10am-2pm.***
During the past 6 months, we have seen an interesting response to what “LABOR,” “WORK,” and “ESSENTIAL” mean to different people. Some relished the time off; others have panicked in financial fear; and still others have wreaked havoc on our world. Some of us have dug deep into our souls for the end-all question of (in the words of the famous Dr. Laura Schlessinger,) “From now until dead, is this what I really want?”
As many of you know, I lost my sister Sue to cancer only a few months before this pandemic, and 2020 was supposed to be “OUR year…” well that didn’t happen, and subsequently my first-ever deep depression took hold for a while.
During Month 1 of the shut-down, I struggled daily – sitting alone in the bakery kitchen, wondering what the heck to do about paying rent, retaining employees, preserving ingredients, and fearing the inevitable wedding cancellations. It took a few months of tears, phone-a-friend calls, husband hugs, cake snacks, webinars, and yogis to bring me back from the abyss… But WOOHOOOOO! With the help of our community, we’re starting to kick butt again and see a light at the end of the tunnel!
I just want to send a big THANK YOU to my own team and to the amazing people we know who have continued to care for, strive for, and hustle to keep our spirits up, our economy going, and our futures bright during such turmoil. You’re all essential in my life, and I am blessed to have you!
US Dept of Labor Says…
Here is the mini-blurb of what our Labor Day means:
“The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.”
Canada celebrates Labor Day on the 1st Monday in September as well! The Europeans and others celebrate on May 1st, also known as May Day.