Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Shortly after Jake came back from his WWII tour of duty as a paratrooper in France, he moved to Manhattan where he worked as freelance cartoonist. Most of his work was produced in the Saturday Evening Post. The cartoon above was one of his earlier submissions and was printed with the caption, “Personally, I like a small pipe, one I can light myself.” It’s interesting how something that was really meant to be simple one line gag, could become a kind of metaphor for the way we live and work today at Jake’s Cafe. One of the nice things about Jake’s Cafe is that its a relatively small community, i.e. “one you can light yourself.”
Our creative community continues to grow at Jake’s. As you read this, you might be wondering whether or not there is a place for you here. Well, you’ll never know unless you stop by for a cup of coffee and spend some time with us. From time to time, I’ve gone out the front door hunting for an architect, an interior designer, a landscape planner, an industrial designer...only to find that while I’ve been out hunting, creatives from other disciplines have come in the back door. Truth is, we’re looking creativity from all sorts of disciplines. The important thing is that you like people, you like to collaborate, you have something to offer our community....and most important of all you share the Jake’s Statement of Beliefs! That you smoke the pipe we smoke.
We do have such a pipe (i.e. like the one in the cartoon above) at Jake’s Cafe. It’s a long white pipe, just like the one in the picture. It was my dad’s, and I have no idea whether or not it was smoked. Sometime this winter we’ll smoke it. Hope your here to enjoy it. On our cafe smoking porch.