I very fondly remember this little bakery on the corner my family used to visit every now and then for fresh bread or pastries. It was actually a tradition of ours to visit the bakery in the early morning before church services so that we could enjoy coffee and pastries before we headed to church. Those are memories I will always cherish. Another thing I distinctly remember about the bakery is how warm and comfortable it was in the winter. The combination of being perfectly warm & cozy visiting that little shop and smelling all of those delicious treats was heavenly. It made me want to grow up and be a baker! “What better job could there be?” thought my six-year-old brain. Of course, I would probably have a hard time not eating everything that I made for customers! I remember the heating system in that little bakery being so warm and delightful, that I really didn’t want to leave. Even in the summertime, the owners would make sure that the air conditioning was set to a high enough setting to keep customers comfortable. Looking back, I imagine that was a big part of the appeal for customers, whether they realized it or not: being comfortable in the store. I know it was part of why I never wanted to leave. I really miss that bakery on the corner. When I go to the bakery in my local chain grocery store these days, it is always freezing cold because the air conditioning is blasting! Not to mention the fact that the customer service is not nearly as kind and familiar.