Memories Of My Wheel Barrow With Delicious Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/26/2016

If only this red wheel barrow could talk it would tell you stories of how it worked in Connecticut carrying 55,000 pounds of gravel to make a curtain drain or how it mixed 108-25 pound bags of cement to make the footings for a deck. It would tell you how it hauled 20 yards of mulch each spring to beautify the garden around the house were it occasionally rested.

My reliable wheel barrow. Now over thirty years old it has withstood mud, ice, rain, heat and leaves-oh, yes, the many beautiful colors of the Connecticut autumn leaves. Once fallen from their mighty limbs these leaves had to be wrapped in a bed-sheet and halted away in my wheel barrow to their recomposing pile for the winter only to be returned by my wheel barrow in the spring to fertilize the grass.

“Big Red” as she had become known, greeted me many a Saturday, Sunday and holiday morning always willing, ready and able to get started before I had finished my delicious coffee. Now retired, she is living a restful life in the dessert of Arizona, sunning herself each day and only working on occasion to plant a cactus or haul plant mix. After I finish writing this blog I am going to make myself a large cup of Kemosabe chocolate hazelnut gourmet flavored coffee and reminisce more about “Big-Red”. Like the time…. 

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

For more information, please visit www.southwestbeverages.com.

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“Big Red” as she had become known, greeted me many a Saturday, Sunday and holiday morning always willing, ready and able to get started before I had finished my delicious coffee. Now retired, she is living a restful life in the dessert of Arizona, sunning herself each day and only working on occasion to plant a cactus or haul plant mix. After I finish writing this blog I am going to make myself a large cup of Kemosabe chocolate hazelnut gourmet flavored coffee and reminisce more about “Big-Red”. Like the time…. 

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