2019 Newsletter 18-You did a Grape job Raisin me!

2019 Newsletter 18-You did a Grape job Raisin me!

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As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, I am so thankful for all of the Mom’s out there. There is something resilient about all mothers. You are the glue that holds everything else together. Come to think of it, a couple of exceptional mothers come to mind whom I love beyond imagination: my wife of close to 49 years, Carol and my daughter, Jennifer.
My dear Carol has dedicated her life to helping me navigate this life. She is the woman who does the impossible, who gives everything and then miraculously finds the strength to do more. To this day, Carol continues to rise at 5 am or earlier to get things organized and accomplishes so many things before most of the world is up and running! She and our General Manager, Bruce and the other staff are pretty much running things now as I am to weak. Sometimes, I find Carol still working until 1 or 2 in the morning. She does it all without complaint or recognition.
By now, I feel everyone is well acquainted with my daughter, Jennifer. As many moms do, she does so much for their children.
In addition, she has blessed us with three wonderful grandchildren. I was humbled when she honored me by naming her son Edward. My only wish is that we were closer, as Seattle is a very long haul. 
This Mothers Day, I hope we all have the chance to give thanks, praise, and just plain love to the mothers in our lives. Don’t forget to tell your MOM you LOVE her. A few flowers go a long ways. (Hint. Hint) There is something about flowers that when given with a heartfelt “I Love You” mean so much to the Mothers in our life.
Signing off until next week,  
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Why is a computer so smart?
It listens to it’s motherboard
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Lemon Blueberry Cake
We love this lemon blueberry cake from delish.com because the blueberries DO NOT sink to the bottom of the cake. Why not? The batter is thick. When you have a thin batter, heavy fruit or add-ins will sink to the bottom. Try tossing the blueberries in a little flour too– this is extra insurance they don’t sink!
  • 1 16 ounce box vanilla cake, plus ingredients called for on box
  • Juice and zest of 1 1/2 lemons, divided, plus more zest for garnish
  • 1 3/4 cup fresh blueberries, divided
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 Thin lemon slices, for topping


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