Friday, January 24, 2014

A dusting of snow and Poppy's Birthday

There was excitement around here on Wednesday!  Poppy turned 60 years old!  No, that's not the reason he got the gun out! :)  


That nice scope on Poppy's rifle.  Well, it just happened to arrive by UPS on his birthday, which explains why he insisted I not buy him anything.  He finished attaching it to rifle about the time I finished icing the cake.  I never got the candles on the cake...we decided to eat a slice.  It was good too...still warm...crusty cream cheese pound cake with cream cheese frosting. 

Shelby, my sister the farmer, gave me the recipe.  She bakes these cakes and sells nice large slices at the farmer's market.   

I am almost afraid to say this...but let me show you our dusting of snow...



Now I know this is the last thing you snow-bound folks up north would be interested in, but this is excitement for us...We have had school closings and everything because of this dusting!!  :)



I have great memories of playing in the snow when we were growing up.  Seems like we had more snow back then.  Big snows and more often.  We would play until the fingers of our gloves were icy and frozen stiff, and our noses red and running.  The three of us, Shelby, Jackie, and me.  We would run inside, tracking snow and ice which quickly turned into puddles of water on the floor.  Mama, always patient, would put our coats and gloves and wet boots near the heat to dry.  Mama's hot chocolate was the best, made in a pot on the stove with powdered cocoa, sugar, and whole milk.  We were usually begging to go back outside before our gloves were completely dry.

Shelby, Jackie, me, and sitting on the front of the sled, our friend from next door.  Seems like her name was Mary Eloise...



I Need to thank my sweet niece, Vicki, for sending me the old picture.  Jackie, also sitting on the sled, is her dad.

Better get supper on the table.  Poppy is due home in about thirty minutes.

Thank you for visiting.

Love,
Henny Penny




16 comments:

  1. The cake is making me hungry. The snow shows off the beautiful cardinals. And I love the old photo. Kinda looks like something from my youth.

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    1. Thank you. The cake is good! After having three large slices, I am back on my diet! :)

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  2. Happy birthday Mr Henny Penny!
    The cardinals are so lovely..you can keep your snow though,we have enough!
    Jane x

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    1. I just came from your blog. You seriously do not need more snow! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Uncle Poppy!!! That cakes looks delicious you will have to send me the recipe. We did not get any snow. I am beginning to think we are not going to get any this winter. I love snow!!

    Love you, Vicki

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    1. Well, I wish you all would get a big snow. Here in NC we get more disappointments. Usually when the weatherman calls for snow, we don't get any. Right? I will give you that recipe.

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  4. Well your snow shows off those Cardinals quite nicely! Wish I could share my snow I would send you a bunch! Happy Birthday to Poppy:)

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    1. Our little snow fall is sticking around, especially in shady spots. It is unusually cold here. This has been a rough winter all across the US but especially up your way!

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  5. Ohhhhh that cake looks scrumptious. Love cream cheese frosting! Happy birthday to Poppy. Tell him that the 40's were good, the 50's were okay, but the 60's are a lot less fun---a person begins to actually feel old as opposed to just numerically being older.

    Your dusting of snow is just about the right amount---looks like the frosting on your cake.

    We got about that much last night with more to come tomorrow. A low of -8 predicted for Monday morning. Yikes! And wouldn't you know it's the one day of the week that I have to get up and actually get out in it !

    Victoria in Indiana

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  6. I will tell Poppy that! It's the truth! :) -8 is just too cold. It is 17 and windy here today. I think we all need a little warm weather. This has been a strange winter.

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  7. Glad you stopped by to visit. Thank you.

    That cake looks delicious!

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  8. The cardinals look so pretty in your snowy yard!

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  9. Mama, I love that old picture!! So sweet. And POPPY IS 60!! POPPY IS 60!! Tell him I said so! I love the pictures. I love you! Love, Your Best Gur (except Andee)

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    1. I know! Can you believe it! You are my gur!

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