Yesterday was the last day of Swede’s tenure with us at the Great Harvest in Logan Utah. What a sad day it was. He will be missed by more than just our little bakery family, but by many a customer. Let me just tell you how yesterday went. One of the girls at the bakery brought in an ice cream cake to celebrate our sadness of Swede leaving, but that was not the only offering. Jeff over at Parts Plus who is a daily customer made his famous dutch oven Apple Cobbler for Swede. Might I add that it was delish.
Next, all of the gals over at Anderson Seed brought over an apron they had made for Swede. It had two muffins or cupcakes where the bossoms should be, and those cupcakes had cherries on the top. Cute! A few of our bakers love to call those tittys. I don’t want to get too vulgar here so I’ll stop. The Anderson Seed gals had all signed the apron, and I bet a tear or two was shed as they left.
After, we had the Wells Fargo boys, who again are daily staples at the bakery, drop by some giant Hersey’s candy bars. How appropriate! I am sure there were many more exchanges through the day that I didn’t even hear about. Swede has been an absolute favorite employee. (I will say that TJ has always been a favorite too.) These Olson boys are amazing. Fun, kind, efficient, clean, and amazing bakers. The bakery would shine after Swede was done with it. James has made the comment though that he will be getting a raise since Swede left. He has been our highest paid employee, and we now replace him with a super cheap desperate college kid. How brutal. I don’t know though. Swede got a lot done during his daily shift. What if we actually lose money now! Anyway, good luck Swede!! We are so proud of you for getting the great new job with Hersey’s. They are a lucky company. We will miss you, but at least we’re related so we will see you at Christmas!! I have attached a picture of “The Swede” It is by far the best seller on our sandwich menu. Sourdough bread slathered with pesto, mayo, mustard, turkey, and swiss cheese. Grilled to perfection and then topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a lovely balsamic “dizzle” as Swede always called it. The sandwich will always be here at the Great Harvest on 55 W. Center St. in Logan, even if it’s namesake has moved on. Thanks Swede for the fun 5 years!!!