Archive for August, 2022

57 years and counting …

Just Married … 1965

Am I a lucky guy or what? Not only is Patti Murphy Dailey one of the sweetest, most loving and lovable people in the universe but one of the most beautiful. I thank God for these 57 years and I thank Patti for saying “YES” all those years ago.

Today, my post, will be more pictorial than commentary … more visual representation of Patti’s “movie star” beauty, “light up a room” smile and her “fun loving” authenticity.

apparently her 40th birthday
always the supportive wife
That captivating smile
Pretty Patti Playful
Naturally Beautiful
57 years of Family Blessings

In answer to the question … Am I a lucky guy? … I am both lucky and blessed. Thank you Patti and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY LOVE. JIM

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Aaron and the author at Panera Bread in Little Rock, Arkansas

It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of my LOCAL HERO BLOGS … this one is very special!

If you are like me, you enjoy Panera Bread. You enjoy it for the good food, especially for the fresh baked bagels, mouth watering sugary iced cinnamon rolls and in-house brewed coffee. Generally speaking, that covers breakfast for me … moving on to lunch, I love the soups, the sandwiches and the occasional Margherita pizza. But, that’s not all … I love the ambiance, the refreshing art, the open seating and the interior architecture. But, most of all, I keep coming back to the Panera Bread on University Avenue in Little Rock because of the friendly staff … they make this place “feel like home” with their smiles and helpful attitudes. In a way, they are all my local heroes.

That said, there is one employee who always and I mean “always” has the biggest smile, the most spirited helpfulness and the most gracious manner. He is pictured above … his name is AARON. I don’t know his last name and that’s okay because, for all I know and based on the way he represents this store, his last name could be “Panera.” He treats his job and his customers as if he owns the company. Aaron completes that proverbial “customer experience” … Good food, good place and great service.

AARON, MR. AARON, MR AARON PANERA …. I am so honored to know you and to declare that you are truly one of the best of the best and … MY LOCAL HERO !!!

See you soon … at “your” Panera Bread Company

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