“We had a bakery for two hundred years,” says Sigmund Jucker, one of the founders of Three Brothers Bakery, a traditional spot in Southwest Houston. He learned the trade from his folks back in Germany, when he was just a child. During the war he and his relatives were captured by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps. Sigmund and his siblings survived and came to Houston, where they opened the bakery.
“The opening day I put a big sign out in the front: ‘From 4 in the morning to 12 at night, hot bagels.'”
No matter how hard his life has been, Sigmund made the choice to fill it and make it sweet. Today, his son Bobby Jucker is running the business.
“I grew up here at the bakery,’ he confesses. ‘This was my baby sitting playground. It’s been a great experience”.
His father Sigmund, couldn’t hide his feelings, “I am so proud of my son that he’s doing the best job a son can do… and I love my son.”
It really takes a great deal of time, dedication and talent to bake a father-son relationship. Happy Father’s Day to everyone.