Good Bye is hard to say!

My name is Maddy Hornecker and I have been working at Jack’s Bar and Grill and Steamers Coffeehouse for the past 4 years.  During my time here, I have had numerous jobs, including working in the kitchen, bartending, and serving, working with clients, and now managing.  Jack’s and Steamers has become my family, my place of comfort, and has supplied me with the greatest memories. I am writing this blog because my time here has come to an end.  In May, I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Mathematics Degree and will be teaching at Evergreen High School come August.  I would like to share a little bit about my time here, so the community can see the awesome opportunities and stories this tiny restaurant in Arvada has to offer. When I first started, I did not think this job would see me through my college years.  My most fond memories include laughing with the kitchen staff, catching up with regular customers, and having the ability to work with the 80 plus adults with developmental disabilities.  This place has truly changed my life.  It was here that I learned to appreciate the fact that I have the ability to work.  The kitchen staff that I have worked with over the years has always supplied me with many laughs.  Whether it’s them cracking a joke because I rang in a ticket weird or it’s a slow night and they are trying to find a way to entertain the staff, they always made sure to put a smile on my face.  Some of the regular customers have turned into regular people in my life.  If ever I was having a bad day, they were the first to talk it out with me.  The people that I had the pleasure of serving have had a great impact on my life.  I’ll never forget the twenty dollar bill that was slipped to me a week before I left for college, the wise words of wisdom I needed before a big test, or the simple “How’ve you been” turning into a counseling session that saved me numerous hours of stress.  The customers that I have had the pleasure of knowing will forever leave an impact on my life.  The clients that I have gotten to know and love will leave the biggest impact on my life.  Not only have they helped me…