Hey Pie Fans,
It’s been a while. We miss you (most of you, anyway…). If you get our newsletter and all that jazz you likely already know that it’s been a tough year for us, starting with the unexpected death of my father one year ago and continuing with ‘lil Babe Olivia and I moving my mom to the Mission and then caring for her as her cancer progressed and, eventually, as she died. Other highlights: our childhood home was foreclosed on in Stockton, and a young man died in my arms after being shot in the Mission early one morning on Valencia Street. I realize this isn’t material of the usual feel-good variety, but what can I say? This is life, and here we are. For those of you who can’t take the real talk, here’s a picture of a strawberry banana cream pie. You’re welcome. Also, you should maybe stop reading now.
Many of you know that I’m a cancer survivor myself, and that our business decisions (and even our decision to get into business in the first place) have been motivated by a visceral and fundamental understanding of the connection between our choices and our environment, our choices and our economy, our choices and our community. There is so much that is beyond our control, but I have always drawn tremendous comfort in relishing the choices and opportunities that I can control. I also feel so blessed to have been able to find grace in my role as a daughter, a caretaker, a friend and a citizen.
I also want to thank all of you for your kindness and your understanding. Anna and I feel so blessed to be part of a community that supports us, that listens, and that cares about the same things we do. Our parents (mine and Anna’s) worked so tirelessly to show us the importance of civic engagement and it is our privilege to continue their work, but we couldn’t do it without a community of like-minded customers, friends and peers.
So much has happened since we launched Three Babes two years ago. Often, the business has completely ruled our lives. But even after all of the all nighters, the crazy pie-mergencies, and the stress of running our own enterprise, I feel so grateful to have this business. What a joy to work with my best friend, doing something we did for fun as kids. Anna and I look forward to seeing more of all of you in the coming year. Thanks so much for your patience and your continued support.