Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cake & Keepsakes

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Cake --

Frank made me a cake Sunday. He knew I was craving chocolate.... and he knows how I get when I crave chocolate and have none to eat. We had a chocolate cake mix in the cupboard, but no powdered sugar for frosting. So Frank turned to the checkered board cookbook and found a recipe for a coconut pecan icing. The cake is delish! I have the best Sweetheart!

Here is a photo of the cake. The recipe for the icing didn't say to roast pecan halves and place on top. It made the cake taste even better. One day I hope to learn how to photograph food properly :-)

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Frank said as he made the cake he thought of how I used to say "why use a cake mix when it is just as easy to make one from scratch". Cake mixes taste a lot better than they used to. I still bake a cake from scratch most of the time. Actually I don't bake like I used to... a cake and cookies were baked every week. Now... maybe once a month. How things change.

Keepsakes --

I was looking through my boxes and drawers of keepsakes today looking for my Beatle cards. I did not find them. I did resist the urge to read the letters Frank wrote me while he was in college and basic training. I did read the letters Grandma wrote me to wish me a happy birthday.

I came across a silver dollar that my Daddy gave me when I was five years old. The Liberty Silver Dollars were beautiful coins. My coin has seen a lot of wear and probably is not worth more than a dollar. I treasure it because my Daddy gave it to me.

Silver Dollar




Silver Dollar


Here is another coin that I keep... I guess because it is different. I found in my locker at school when I was in the ninth grade. I never did find out who put it there. (I could not get the white balance righ...ugh)

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Penny



I also came across this ragged picture of Ben Casey (Vincent Edwards). How I loved that show. I don't remember how I got the picture.


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Do you remember (Denny) 'Scott' Miller from Wagon Train. My eighth grade teacher dated him when he came to Albany Georgia for the local version of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. I did not meet him, but our teacher... being an English teacher... had us write to him. We all received post cards from him. I imagine he had a secretary that typed out the letters and he signed Scott.


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I wish I had taken better care of these items. They went through a lot of moves and two children.

Maybe I'll find more memories when I look for the Beatle cards again :-)

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The past is never dead, it is not even past. ~William Faulkner

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10 comments :

  1. That cake looks so good. It reminds me of what mother called a German chocolate cake. I loved Ben Casey! Can't say that I remember Scott - isn't it fun to find a drawer/box full of old mementos. The coin from your dad is very special also. I enjoyed this post very much Zaroga.

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  2. that cake looks wonderful!!! My hubby gets me stuff when he's a craving too:) Love your coins and photos:)

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  3. Now you got me wanting a cake! My hubby is definitely not going to make me one so I guess I'll just have to get over it. Picutres are great. Look at the postage in that post card: 4 cents. Lots more now. Love the Liberty silver dollar. I have some somewhere.

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  4. Hi Zaroga,
    Great looking cake and keepsakes! I know you are proud of your sweetheart for making a cake for you! Mine cooks but I don't think he cooks cakes.

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  5. What interesting things you found. Keep looking for those cards and show us what else you find. The cake sure looks good!

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  6. I was going to say the same thing about the cake...the cake looks like a German Chocolate Cake...makes me want one! How sweet of your hubby to indulge your craving and make it himself! You do have a good one! :)

    It always happens to me that when I go looking for something in particular, I get side-tracked finding lots of things I had "forgotten about". You have some great keepsakes! I hope you find your cards!

    Tammy

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  7. How sweet for your honey to make you a cake. It looks delish! I loved looking at the pictures of your keepsakes. How interesting that your teacher dated that actor. It's fun to hear stories like these. Thanks for sharing them.

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  8. Your husband makes the best looking cakes. I enjoyed seeing your treasures.

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  9. I loved Ben Casey also!!!!!!

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  10. Thursday morning: Zaroga, I was just thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better. If you get a chance, google the video by Ricky Skaggs called "Somebody's Praying"

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Zaroga