Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Charles Lahiguera
Q: Did you get involved in the baking business?
LAHIGUERA: No, I can't say that I learned how to do anything. I learned how to make boxes that you put cakes in.
Q: Because one always thinks of the terrible hours that a baker has to put in.
LAHIGUERA: Yes, you get up at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning. This was during the Second World War. I can still remember the air raid practices, turning off all the lights.
Q: Then you went to Cranwell, is that right? Cranwell is where in Massachusetts?
LAHIGUERA: Yes. In Lenox, Massachusetts.
Q: In Lenox, Massachusetts.
LAHIGUERA: In Western Massachusetts.
Q: Western Massachusetts. And you were there for four years? What year did you graduate, do you remember?
Q: So, then '51 to '55.
Q: What was Cranwell like at the time?
LAHIGUERA: Well, we were a very small school. The student body principally came from New England. We had about 200 students. It was a very nice place. We also had very good discipline there.