Monday, March 19, 2012

A piece of pie or a slice of celebrate

The first day of Spring is my day to celebrate...
my birthday!
The years seem to be passing faster than I can count these days,
the years adding up quickly.

.  This little story is to explain to my kids
why I never get too excited about birthdays.
I wasn't one to go for lavish birthday decorations
or large parties of my children.
Mostly, we celebrated with family
and a home made cake.
Maybe I should have done better...
but I just wasn't brought up that way.

I am sure I had one,
but I don't remember having a birthday cake
until I was at least a teenager.
My first birthday party was when I was 18!
For our birthday, Mom would make our favorite dessert,
whether it be cake or pie.
My choice was always chocolate pie!
And I don't remember ever having anything else
until Mom one day decided that I needed to celebrate with
angel food cake!
(Something to do with counting calories?)

From then on it was angel food cake,
which I do love,
but eating it always reminds me of Mom & my birthday.

Another special thing Mom did was make our favorite meal
for our special day.
You guessed favorite was fried chicken,
and preferably the chicken leg!
I do believe Mom made the best melt in your mouth
fried chicken ever.  She knew how to season it just right,
flour it up, and fry it until it was golden brown, yet still juicy!

As I have gone through old photographs
I found that there are no birthday pictures of my brother & I
in any albums.  We didn't even think about snapping a shot
of me & my pie...or angel food cake,
until later years.
Things changed when our little sister came along
as there are some photographs of her with her birthday cakes.
Maybe Mom & Dad got a new camera!

So tomorrow won't be a big celebration.
I just want my family around me
for an easy meal
and a time of being together.
We don't have to go out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.
But I may have to run to the bakery & buy myself a chocolate pie...
just for old times sake.


Peggy B. said...

That's the way we celebrated too. I always picked cherry pie, then later on picked cheese cake. I like the simple days.

Peggy B. said...

BTW....Happy Birthday!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you! I've been away on a bloggy break. Your chocolate pie looks yummy, wish I had a slice right now. It is one of my favorites. We usually had/have simple celebrations, too. Hubby might take me out to eat so I don't have to cook.
Hope you're enjoying a beautiful spring. It's so nice here now after the rains have ended.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sheila, you are always full of encouragement, thank you sweet lady! I'm so excited about this new adventure with my dad. It's going to be quite the journey. I'm afraid those ceilings are plaster and won't come off with water and scraping. Popcorn will, but not this type. I'll live with them and give it all a fresh coat of paint.

Sherry said...

That is how we do it at our house. My mom made me Angel Food cake too. I STILL choose fried chicken.