Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day sixty-seven of that project.

This quilt block shows a brown building with a roof in the shape of a bread loaf. The sign on the front reads, "Holley Bakery." In the window on the right are loaves of bread, and to the right is an open door.

Here we have a bakery. When my husband was just a little boy in 1957 his parents had a bakery in Granby.

Everyone loved their baked goods. They made the best raised glazed donuts.

My husband learned from them and for all the years our children were growing up we had a tradition of making donuts on Christmas Eve. Dozens of them. Then everyone had donuts for Christmas.

My father-in-law was a baker for Hostess back in the day when they made real baked goods. He was, in fact, on the bakery floor the day that the first Twinkie pans came in. He said they were wonderful back then: made with sponge cake and sweetened whipped cream. And of course, served fresh in the Hostess Bake Shops.

My In-Laws were not in the bakery business for very long. My Mother-in-law had four little children to look after as well and it became too much when her husband had to leave for the day for a day job too.

A fond memory for people lucky enough to eat there.  Wish I had a donut right now.