This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is of the gigantic kitchen in Windsor Castle, England. I immediately thought of this photo of my father-in-law, Ray. He was a professional baker. His family had owned a bakery, where he learned the trade, then he and my mother-in-law opened a little bakery of their own. Some time after that, they moved here to California and they opened the Cake Shop in Whittier. The Cake Shop was a very successful bakery until one night it burned to the ground! Although it could not be proved, arson was suspected of one of the neighbors. While they did rebuild, that loss of the bakery stole Ray’s health. He passed away shortly after at a much too young 54. My mother-in-law is still in love with him to this day! This picture was taken right around the time they were married. Had he lived, they would celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary this year. I’m sad that I never got the chance to know him, but I am deeply grateful to know and love his son.
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