So many wonderful memories of Blake. In 1994 I was the store manager of Tacoma. Blake was my Regional and took me under his wing to teach me the ropes. I decided to ask him to cover for me one day while I was on vacation (brown nosing I guess). We all know his attention to detail was like no other. He left me this note and list of 59 items he observed. They included things like #55. $1.50 fruit drink in the cafe-not a great value to #36 ‘is Dave N moving fast enough?’. Len was mortified when he saw my list thinking I would be fired. The good news for me is several others store managers asked him to fill in after me and I had the shortest list! He was a mentor, friend and a genuine nice person that cared about others (#53 ‘Mark B can’t drive-be sensitive to the shifts he is scheduled.). Thank you for teaching us that it’s all in the details My heart is broken but so glad to have known you.

Tonja Kuntz