Reflections | Lifestyle Magazine Reflections Vol14 No5 - Page 31

what it tasted like to start with. I’ll experi- ment with it and increase or decrease [each ingredient] based on what I remember.” Now that he’s established a menu com- prised of his favorite treats both old and new, John has the time to memorialize the impact his family has made. His latest involvement is in the restoration of the bakery that his grandfather managed for Henry Ford in Richmond Hill. He offered to loan the orig- inal oak table that was made in Richmond Hill and used at both his grandfather and fa- ther’s bakeries. The 11-foot table, complete with original flour bins, will join the large original mixer that the Womble family do- nated to the Richmond Hill Historical So- ciety several years ago. Both artifacts, along with historic photographs, and even a letter written by Clara Ford to the Wombles will be on display. A home to the Richmond Hill Convention & Visitors Bureau and Arts on the Coast Gallery, the restored building will unite the artistry of John’s past with that of the future. F or the company? The future is in Clax- ton, where John will continue to exper- iment and create delicious creations that contribute to the Womble legacy. Right be- . low Claxton’s water tower, the family that started it all will go on to provide this holi- day favorite for years to come. Re f 29