Friday & Saturday December 5 & 6, 2003
Tonight’s menu and baking is dedicated to:
Blueberry Lake for All
When I was a little boy, my parents, sister and I journeyed by car from
Connecticut to Salt Lake City and back.For three weeks in the summer of 1959, I looked out the
rear side window of the family car in amazement at the great breadth and diversity of my country.
Without doubt, the highlight of the trip for all of us was Yellowstone Park. My sister and I
counted bears (we saw 66 in three days) and kept track of the temperature (32 degrees one morning
out our cabin window- my father burned all of the wood in the little wood stove and broke up
the wood box and burned that trying to keep us warm). We fished at Fishing Bridge, waited for
Old Faithful (right on time), and generally marveled at the beauty of the place.
In a world that sometimes seems small and crowded it was wonderful to be in such a place.
Years later I came to understand that Yellowstone and places like it had been a gift of one
generation to the generations that would follow.That is the grand and noble work of the
Blueberry Lake Conservation Fund. To secure, not so much for ourselves, but for those who
will follow, the right of public access to the wild land and waters of Blueberry Lake.
American Flatbread is happy to bake in benefit this Friday to help secure the last private parcel along the lake
so that this small jewel of a place will be a common wealth.
Thanks for coming tonight.