Saturday, May 2, 2009
We get a lot repeat questions at the bakery....."Is everything really made from scratch??", "How early do the bakers have to get up??", "How do you not way 300lbs??", "What's it like living on an island??", "How many people live on the island??"......But, the number one question we get asked is......."Isn't it time for a new cash register??"!
I've been working at the bakery, on and off, for 20 years!! I started when I was 14! And, the first thing I thought when I saw the register was"I hope that fossil can still add and subtract!". My Uncle Jan owns Islandale on the south end of the island and I fondly remember as a little girl playing with the cash register that is the twin to the one we have in the bakery. It always reminded me of the Mercantile store in Little House on The Prairie. The heavy and robust size of it...the distinctive noise it made when you pushed the buttons and the cash drawer would fly open! So every time I see "the fossil" I smile with long ago memories of a little girl playing store.
I'm fairly certain Holly will never get a new register. Its to much a part of the bakery and its history. It's still so fun when people visit the bakery for the first time in 20 years and they see the register still there! Their faces light up and happiness fills the bakery!!!......Not to bad for a fossil!