Another year at Bridget and Pauley's Gourmet Soups and Dips has passed and we hope that everything has gone well for you and your families.

Before I start talking about the soup and Dip business I would like to say that this year Bridget and Pauley’s lost a dear friend. Lori Lewis who is married to my best friend Jimmy passed away this year. She was a special person who got called home way to soon. Lori for years worked the Savannah show with us. We will miss you Lori.

As we get ready for our 23rd year of business in 2018 we would like to take time out to thank all of our customers for helping us grow our business. It has been a wonderful way for our family to do something together and to teach our children (and now our grandkids) how important it is to treat people fairly and with respect.

We are starting our 23rd year of being in the Soup and Dip business and as always we will try to bring you the best soup and dip mixes that you can find anywhere and at the best price. This past year we introduced a new soup called spicy cheddar. I am still trying to come up with a good chili mix to add to our soup line.

Over the last several years we have been privileged to have our friend Ami Horton working all the shows with us. Ami has been the smiling face that has served soup samples to thousands of our customers over the year. Ami has informed us that she will be back with us for another year and for that we are grateful for.

Our daughter Katie who one day (soon?) will be taking over the soup business will be doing all the shows this year.

Katie’s friend Jessica, who has been doing shows with us since they were both 12 is now working in the medical field but she has informed me that she will still be doing shows with us.

At some point this year I’m sure we’ll have both Katie’s and Jessica’s 8 year old daughters out trying to help us at a show. (Peyton and Avery)

I would also like to mention that our friend’s, Barbara and her daughter Little Barbara will once again be doing our Macon show. Last year they were joined by Alexa Ray and her mother Tammy. I’m hoping that they will all be coming back to help us out.

Our son Nick is now 26 and is in his 4th year in the Air Force. He is currently stationed in Omaha Nebraska at Offutt AFB. He is at the point now where he is considering re enlisting for another 6 years. I did 20 years in the Marine Corps and Marine Corp reserves so I am hoping that he does re enlist because it truly is a great career.

Well that’s about it for now so here is hoping that you stop by and see us at the shows this year.