When 5-year-old May Pierstorff asked to visit her grandmother, her parents had no money to buy a rail ticket. So they mailed her.
On Feb. 19, 1914, May’s parents presented her at the post office in Grangeville, Idaho, and proposed mailing her parcel post to Lewiston, some 75 miles away.
The postmaster found that the “”package”" was just under the 50-pound weight limit, so he winked at their plan, classed May as a baby chick, and attached 53 cents in stamps to her coat.
May passed the entire trip in the train’s mail compartment-and was duly delivered to her grandparents in Lewiston by mail clerk Leonard Mochel.
This story had absolutely nothing to do with the bakery (todays Sandwich Special on White Hearth and featuring Eccles Cakes), but it amused me and I imagine that this is the look (from our Gr’baby’s first haircut) we’d get if we told her we were going to slap a stamp on her butt and pop her into the mail.
Today’s Lunch Special is a European Weiner on a Hoagie Bun with a pop (or small water) and a Cookie for just $3.50 + tax.
And for no extra charge, we’ll even heat that wiener up for you!
We have Goat Feta this week
and it is delicious!
When I figure out how much product to make every day (aka guess) I usually try to aim a little low. We’d rather run out a bit early then have a lot of day-old stuff the next day.
But holy doodle, I totally misjudged yesterday. We ran out of everything and we ran out early.
So, I’ll tell you what we tell people in the store all the time, “Avoid disappointment and order ahead…Please!”
A quick phone call or email or tweet or comment on the website or message on facebook today and we’ll have it FRESH for you tomorrow.
You may have noticed that we’ve been closing early the past few weeks. That was partly because January is our slowest month and partly because we’ve had some staffing…challenges.
But those issues have been sorted out and we’re busy making lots of tasty treats for you and your sweetie.
Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes and we even made heart-shaped Vol au Vonts this year.
So this is BC’s first Family Day weekend and I must admit that I don’t really get it. Though I bet there are a few people here that have few ideas.
We will be closed Sunday & Monday in honour of this special occasion and that means lots of great deals for you today (Saturday)!
We went to see
Perform in her hometown
We and only a lucky 800 other people saw her play here
The show was this awesome!
The band she had with her was THIS good
Her husband wasn’t there
But she did play one of his songs.
And two by Uncle Tom!!!
That night we stayed at
Our Hosts were very nice and friendly
They had two pets.
And Ralphina…age 89!
Later we stopped at where I think our next holiday will be
We had a quick lunch here
And then it was onto here
And back to here
It’s been so mild this year that even if he does see his shadow, 6 more weeks of ‘this’ wouldn’t be so hard to take.
Hey, if you’re hosting a big Super Bowl party this Sunday or just watching it with the kids, Hillcrest Bakery and Deli is the place to get all your yummy Super-Sunday munchies!
Oh, come on…admit it, that’s cute!
I have an aunt who really is a Nun and she’d think it was funny.
Anyway, we made the first Hot Cross Buns of the season today.
I’ve been re-reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.
And I’m happy to report that after all these years
They are still Brilliant!
Hey, it’s the first Pension Day of the new year!
Buy 100gr of any sliced meat or cheese and get a bag of crusties or dinner buns free!
Robyn’s been busy…
The cake with the shoe is called ‘The Purple Princess’.
And this is called ‘Purple Heart’.
*All cakes can be customized according to your specific requirements.
Nothing says ‘Sweet 16′ like a really great cake.
Well, except maybe Boy Bands…
While we don’t have whiskey or *shudder* Haggis, we do have Scottish Oat Cakes featured today
and a whole whack o’ stuff on sale in the deli.
“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”
― Robert Burns
The good (best) news of the week is that Donna did NOT have a heart attack and to celebrate she’s making Borscht today!
In other good news; the dishwasher wasn’t nearly as broken as first feared (I’m referring to the machine, not Paul)
and January (the slowest month of the year in the bakery) is almost over.
However, Debbie still has a sprained wrist and Babs is still concussed so there might be a few days during the next couple of weeks that we’ll need to close at 5pm.
Thanks for understanding!
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