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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Somebody's Birthday

In Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse, young Vera notes, "Perhaps in every town, in every village, in every place people live together, in every part of this world, it is someone's birthday and someone else is baking them a cake and singing." Many birthdays were celebrated this week among our family and friends, most notably my sweet husband, who loves a homemade blueberry angel food cake. It cooled on the Coca-Cola bottle I saved for that purpose from my great aunt Lorraine's stashes of stuff and was served on the ruffled cake stand from our dear friend Debra (given in honor of the publication of A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake). Happy Birthday to all those celebrating life!

4 comments:

  1. I'm not too swift today because it took me awhile to connect the top photo with your narrative. Looks like it was a dessert that has a history and is well-loved!

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  2. My mom used to make angel food cake a lot, and had one particular bottle she'd use for cooling, like you.

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  3. Love that you showed both the bottle-cooler and the cake stand - and I'm fond of Aleutian Sparrow, too.

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  4. At first I thought your Coca-cola cake cooler was a funky lamp! Happy belated birthday to your very cool husband.

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