Martin delivers baked goods from his own bakery “The Bold Baker” and unlike Petronella Augenie Martin is pleased with his lot in life, one can simply say he lives and breathes for baking. He is bursting with pride as he comes marching in with tray after tray with the most enticing products from “The Bold Baker”s many ovens. Should he have come up with new varieties, he does not hide their excellence and try to convince Laura that Moxie’s should get them added to the menu at once.
Martin is the seventh generation master baker in his family and he makes no secret of it. He claims without actually having any basis for the statement that no other families in the country have run a bakery in so many generations, but who knows, maybe the man is right. Occupation pride is certainly not something you should look down upon these days, there are plenty of those around who could use a little more of that sort.
One of Martin’s ancestors was a founding member of the Pentecostal movement in Norway and he is also mighty proud of that. He is also proud of his membership in the otherworldly group of welding blind idiots calling them selves “With Israel for Peace” even though participating in illegal demonstrations in this context has brought him into trouble with the law.
Martin’s son Magne is already a journeyman baker so Martin beams with pride when he says that the eighth generation master baker is virtually assured. People will need bread whether it is good or bad times, he always says and means by that that he thinks his son’s career choice makes sense. With a father like Martin it is hard to believe that the boy had any choice at all.