Saturday, March 26, 2011
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Sweets
The prompt for Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy, by Amy Coffin of We Tree, and hosted by Geneabloggers, is: Sweets.
Week 13: Sweets. What was your favorite childhood candy or dessert? Have your tastes changed since then? What satisfies your sweet tooth today?
When I was growing up, cake and ice cream were the favorite sweet treats at our house. Birthdays always called for a cake, usually chocolate. Below is a picture of many of our relatives, neighbors, and friends at a celebration for my sixth birthday. My cousins lived right next door, and since these were the "baby boom" years, almost all our neighbors' and friends' families had a lot of children! We also frequented the local dairy queen for ice cream cones and sundaes during the summer months.
Little sister Robin also got to have a backyard birthday celebration.
Now that I am older, I still love ice cream and cake, but I also like pecan pie, muffins,and frozen yogurt. My motto is, "If the food is sweet, then it's good enough to eat." Mom always said that her Grandma Irene made wonderful cakes, and her Grandma Ada made great pies, so I guess my fondness for sweets runs in the family.