Over the last three months, my weekly trips to Schiavoni’s has become the highlight of my week. Surprisingly, I find myself looking forward to my short drive to town, wondering if this is the week I will find flour, yeast or TP.
Donning my gloves and mask, each week I enter the store, to be greeted by soft rock music and smiling employees. Seeing Michael and his staff busily working together to restock the shelves gives me hope; together, we will get through this!
One time, I witnessed Michael exclaim in delight to the cashier, “Now we are ready for the weekend!” as he finished installing the Plexiglas barrier at the front of the store. I was most impressed the Monday of Memorial Day weekend, when I walked into a fully stocked store.
My favorite moments in the store are when I happen upon the singing butcher. Last week, as I rounded the corner, I found him singing “Strangers in the Night” along with the radio. It brought tears of joy to my eyes.
Josiai and Michael, whatever you are doing, keep it up! You are getting us through these strange times.
Thank you from the O’Brien family
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