I've always said that my mother, her siblings and most of the people of that generation were made of different stock. :) Of course they worked hard physically as so many were farmers or they had their own businesses, etc. They did have wonderful food from their gardens ~ not all the processed and fake foods that are out there today. They usually had cattle, hogs, chickens and perhaps goats. These sources provided milk and eggs as well as meat. No antibiotics in meats or milk, no chemicals used in their yards or gardens and certainly not all the preservatives that food items contain today. They had such a different life style with no stress job wise. I'm sure they worried about the weather, the crops and their animals but not the usual 9-5 hurry, run, climb the ladder, living at 35,000 feet every week, fast food, activity laden schedules of today. They didn't try to keep up with the Jones's with their homes, cars, vacations, etc. It was certainly a kinder, gentler lifestyle. I feel very fortunate that I grew up in the 50's and 60's.
Back to the cake! :) I feel sure that most of you have had this incredible dessert at some point and you may have your favorite recipe for it already. I just felt compelled to share it as it's such a wonderful memory for me!
I'll share a bit more about my birthday celebrations later ~ :)
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