Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Features / Living

December 2, 2012

Art teacher kneads bread for retirement

Coy Shelton of Cleburne follows dream for second career

 

Should you drive down Bellevue Avenue, especially on Thursdays and Fridays, you might hear opera  music. Don’t be alarmed. 

That simply means Coy Shelton is busy baking a fresh batch of bread, and scones.

The former Venus High School art teacher turned to baking about two years ago after retiring, a choice that sprang up out of nowhere.

“I’d kind of baked a little before for fun, had a few bread [recipe] books, but nothing professionally,” Shelton said. “Really just needed to do something to generate a little spending money and trying to sell bread versus something art related seemed to make more sense. 

“So, it was part necessity plus I enjoy the process of baking, and I like bread.”

Shelton’s career change took his wife, Jami Shelton, aback initially, he said.

“Right at first I think she had a hard time seeing the pluses,” Coy Shelton said. “I had to remodel [the garage area], put a fire wall in and bought most of the equipment through auction sites.”

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