I entirely fondly remember this little bakery on the corner my family used to visit every now and then for fresh bread or pastries. It was entirely a tradition of ours to visit the bakery in the early morning before church services so that we could appreciate coffee and pastries before we headed to church. Those are memories I will constantly cherish. Another thing I distinctly remember about the bakery is how hot and comfortable it was in the winter. The combination of being perfectly hot & cozy going to see that little shop and stinking 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 entirely have a difficult time not eating everything that I made for customers! I remember the oil furnace in that little bakery being so hot and delightful, that I absolutely did not want to leave. Even in the summertime, the owners would make sure that the air conditioner was set to a high enough setting to keep customers comfortable. Looking back, I imagine that was a important space of the appeal for customers, whether they realized it or not: being comfortable in the store. I think it was space of why I never wanted to leave. I absolutely miss that bakery on the corner. When I go to the bakery in my local chain grocery store these mornings, it is constantly freezing cold because the air conditioner is blasting! Not to mention the fact that the customer service is not nearly as kind and familiar.