My bouquets are legendary…but trumped by Becker’s donuts

Submitted by Oldroser on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 23:43.

I’ve so far given away over 30 bouquets of roses, starting with old garden rose bouquets to TWDC’s Chris Garland, ODOT’s Craig Hebegrand and to Director Ron Brown of Cleveland Planning in gratitude for his help. At the recent ODOT update and Q&A at Sokolowski’s, Safety Director Marty Flask sat beside me and said he’d heard about the bouquet for Director Brown, it was mentioned at a meeting, adding that City Hall is a small place. He got the “Nose” bouquet I was carrying myself, to take home to his wife. A large bouquet Jocelynn Clemmings of ODOT had helped me carry over to decorate the room I gave to a charming graphics design I met, who admired them. Jocelynn said that when she went into Mr. Hebebrand’s room, they had perfumed the whole room.  All of the thank-you’s mentioned the fragrance.

When I went for my osteopathic manipulation  treatment (OMT) at Metro  Health, I took along a bouquet  for Dr. Baker. In the hallway outside I saw a lady in a wheelchair and held the bouquet so she could smell it. She enjoyed them and told me she had smelled them as soon as I entered the large reception room. While they were in full bloom, other doctors, and a nurse got bouquets also. One man in a wheelchair pretended he was going to keep them and not let me have the bouquet back to give to the doctor. My pain management doctor said he kept them until they were so dry and shrivelled he had to throw them out.

When I went to Broadway to be rated by Metro again, I took a bouquet and also went by Becker’s Donuts on my way to take some of them along.The little corner store looked at first glance as though it was deserted long ago, but not so. A very warm welcome was waiting inside and a special: 12 for $6.00. One lady helped me outside,  carrying the huge donut box for me so I shouldn’t fall.

At Broadway, I offered the donuts to people sitting around me, but they politely shook their head. One of my seatmates was already with a counselor when I came in later and said there were roses and Becker’s donuts. “Becker’s donuts!” everyone exclaimed. Counselors stopped what they were doing and rushed to get paper towels to put their donuts on. I offered my handi-wipes. “Beckers!” Beckers!!” Everyone ignored the roses.

My formerly uninterested seatmate was so overcome. With great emotion she told me how her family would take her as a little girl to Beckers. I am such a nice woman to bring a large box of Becker's donuts, she said.

Well, at least one person now thinks so.

Becker’s is on E. 71st, about two blocks south of Harvard on the right-hand side  on the corner.Their donuts look ordinary but taste very light and without any “yeastiness.” They have as fillings, as best I can remember: raspberry, chocolate,lemon, custard, cream, and apple. Some have cinnamon sugar on  top, some have chocolate icing, maple icing I believe also. I  recommend them.



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Becker's Donuts!!!

OMG--the best!  You are amazing.  Thanks for reminding me of another CLE+ experience:

Yum--and, we have Honey Hut, too.  And, I don't like sugary stuff. This is just plain out why we have it so good in CLE+ 

We have folks with secret recipes. Folks who carry on traditions passed on in families for generations. 

Thanks Roser:)  and, thank you for spreading good cheer through your bouquets!!!

Roser's Rose Bouquets...are a blessing!

I am one of the proud recipients of one of Roser's rose bouquets this season... I also had the blessed opportunity to visit her rose garden and admire her beautiful works of art as they bloomed in both her front and backyards. The beautiful aroma of roses fills the air in and around her home. To hear her delight in her dedication to pruning, cultivating, and then sharing her rose collection via the bouquets is absolutely endearing.


Roser's love for roses taught me how to cut a piece of one of my rose bushes and use hormones to plant the root on another part of my yard....resulting in a beautiful new rose bush beginning this spring! Thanks for all the consideration, Roser! We love you! 


Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

thanks to roser...

Thanks to roser...two years ago, roser gave me a pink and white and a solid red Dianthus. Only the red survived, and is it beautiful. So I am grateful, too, for this flower from my childhood. It has doubled, and I hope it triples next spring.