April 19, 1921 - August 10, 2012
My grandmother was my inspiration to do everything I do today and I will never forget her.
I grew up eating only health foods - things like natural peanut butter and puffed rice cereal. Grandma managed two different bakeries, one of them Reisterer's in Garden City. She brought over stacks of cakes and other treat and spoiled us rotten whenever she saw her grandchildren. The only way I could get sweets in my parents' house was to bake them myself.
I'll never forget baking with my grandma and the funny times when we forgot to grease the pans or got aggravated with the cracked cake and just bust it to smithereens.
My grandma loved to make way too much food for everyone, which I also inherited. She was kind and generous and never forgot a birthday. She was my savior whenever I was in trouble and truly demonstrated unconditional love.
I only hope I can spread a fraction of her love and kindness to all I meet. Thank you, grandma, for showing me how to follow my passion, for it has brought me the most happiness in my life.