When God gave Michele Albano lemons, she made lemon lime pies.
Also apple pies, cherry pies, and caramel pecan chocolate pies.
In anticipation of large Memorial Day crowds passing by — and thronging into — her new downtown Michele’s Pies store, the owner baked plenty of extra goods.
But a brief storm canceled the annual parade. Suddenly, what looked like great foresight turned into a glut of perishable inventory.
The solution: give it away.
So — with the grace and generosity of someone who’s been here years, not just a few weeks — Michele donated several dozen pies to the Gillespie Center, the community kitchen just over the hill from Michele’s Pies.
The Gillespie Center benefits from the generosity of countless Westport families — and businesses — each year. Michele’s donation is one of many. All are gratefully accepted.
But few have the “lemons” back story of hers.