Thank you Norman & Harriet Cooper
Such a broad question with so many answers, right? However, as we approach, Thanksgiving, I want to say how thankful I am for all my friends. I have so many wonderful people in my life that have helped me and my family as we set out on this endeavor to own and operate our very own candy shop and make the highest quality confections around.
Today however, I want to specifically thank two very special people in my life: Norman and Harriet Cooper. They formerly owned and operated Priscilla Candies of Lawrence, Massachusetts until their retirement in 2011. I was fortunate enough to meet them just before they retired. I didn’t know it then, but it was the start of a very special friendship. One of the many times I visited them before they retired, I was able to purchase much of the equipment that we now currently use today at The Chocolate Truffle. Even after they retired, I continued to stay in touch with them. Norman loves to talk shop or if I have a question about a recipe, he is always willing to give me some advice. When I’m not sure how to package something, how to build a gift basket, make a bow or where to purchase the supplies we need I can always count on Harriet to help us out.
In August of 2015 my wife and I had the opportunity to purchase The Chocolate Truffle. Excited as we were it was a daunting task. We needed to build out our kitchen, set up the store and be ready to open with a six-week deadline. Through all of it Norman and Harriet were there. Whether stopping by to see our progress, making suggestions or simply letting us borrow their pickup truck to grab all the necessary supplies to build our kitchen. They even donated the stove and kettles we use today to cook everything we make to help get us started. I am truly blessed to know them.
So, during this time when we reflect on those who are important in our life and who we are truly thankful for I wanted to thank Norman and Harriet for all they have done for us. It is friends like them that always make me think of the adage, “Friends are the family that we choose.”, nothing could be truer.