SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



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Beckers Are All Over The Place

I first came up with this idea when I read about all the great apples this time of year at the Becker’s Orchards out on Stow Pit Rd in Monroe, Oregon.  Just kind of  liked that name since that’s this senior’s name, too.

I recall traveling through a part of Texas called “Hill Country” that my wife and I really love and we passed by the Becker Vineyards on route 90 near Fredericksburg, Texas.

In further searching I discovered another Becker Winery  in Roseburg, Oregon. And yet another Becker Vineyard in Umpqua Valley called Oregon’s Oldest Fine Wine Region.

My Senior Wife Created Dr. Becker’s Bites

Dr. Becker’s Bites, a dog and cat treat, is very close to me. My senior wife created this treat in our kitchen, started a business and is now selling dog treats all over the country. The doctor of Dr. Becker’s Bites is our daughter, Karen, who asked her mother if she would make a healthy, grain-free treat for her clients. Check us out!

 

A College and a Bakery called Becker

Out in Worcester, MA is Becker College. I asked them to send me a couple of pennants a few years back. There’s a Becker’s Bakery and Deli in Manhattan Beach, CA and another Becker Bakery in Nashville.

Being a Master Gardener I had to look up a nursery with my name.  There it was: Becker Tree Farm and Nursery in Hobe Sound, FL. Becker’s Farm in Rensselaer, NY is pretty special too with lots of annuals, perennials, nursery stock, and beautiful roses.

Mind you now, I’m not putting in a ‘plug’ for any of these places, just enjoying that name BECKER. Becker Farms in Gasport, NY has a vineyard and even does some of their own brewing.

A City Called Becker

There’s a City of Becker in Minnesota. In retrospect I probably should have purchased a cabin on a lake in Becker County but I didn’t.  It was Otter Tail County… a great choice on Stalker Lake. That’s a whole ‘nother story folks.

Have you ever put your name into Google? Try it and see what comes up.

I discovered that there were a whole slug of builders and construction companies named Becker. And the TV series called ‘Becker,”  with Dr. John Becker (Ted Danson).  John happens to be my son’s name.

And Becker Furniture World up in the Twin Cities and a Medical Library in St. Louis. And Becker surfboards out in Irvine, CA. along with Becker School Supplies in Pennsauken. There’s Becker Auto Sound in Saddle Brook, NJ. and super pumps at Becker Pumps in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I discovered a state senator in Indiana named Becker.

I’ll depart, even though I am really getting into this, with Becker Avionics in Miramar, Fl. That’s where Tom Crews flew TOP GUN planes. Well, I invite you to look yourself up on Google, Yahoo and Bing.  Have fun. I did. jeb

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