Monday, June 4, 2012

A Birthday and Flea Market Sunday

We stayed home from camp this weekend to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday. The party was to be held outside, but due to the rain, we stuffed ourselves into my niece's house. I don't see my brother's often, or my Aunts and Uncles, so it was good to sit, chat, jab each other and laugh. I brought photos of my brothers as teenagers and my niece and nephew as toddlers, those alone created some good laughter.

My Aunt brought the famous 'Chocolate Cake With Gooey Frosting' that we grew up with. We always had homemade desserts and this was a favorite. I think the last time I had it was 19 years ago when she made it for the after gathering of my dad's funeral. And I remember her asking me before the funeral what I would like her to bring and I said this cake. It's so weird, I feel like I had a piece of that cake just last year, the taste is so familiar. My family commandeered it from the rest of the group of my brother's friends, there was no way we were going to miss out on a piece. Funny thing is, I didn't know it was there. They were passing out pieces of cake that my niece made and Aunt Verna whispered in my ear, "I brought the CCWGF cake." I quickly rejected the other cake being offered to me and snuck the famous cake, which was still covered, into the living room where we all were. The plates from each person was quickly shoved into my face, no one wanted to miss out. Oh the memories. My siblings and I chattered on about the cake and cake memories. So silly. Just goes to show what food brings to a family.

Since we camp now on the weekends, we don't usually make it to the Flea Market on Sunday morning during the summer. You know we had to take advantage of being home and the nice weather. We grabbed a coffee and browsed...and bought. Although I passed up a few things I just wanted to HAVE...I kept it to a few things that I collect.

A display head -- to add to my growing collection of heads...

and some necklaces, sometimes a girls gotta wear some vintage bling...

I especially like the bold circle one.

I hope your weekend was fun!


  1. I believe Happy Birthday is in order for you too, Denise! The nostalgic dessert my brothers go ga-ga over is whoopie pies. One of my brothers already called to see if I would be making them for a graduation party this weekend. My nana used to make them but the baton has been passed to me.

    1. Thank you Sue, and Happy Birthday to you!! Another friend's is today, another was on Saturday and another on the 1st. Whoa! too much Gemini energy in one area? LOL

      Whoopie pies were another constant in my house, too. I haven't had one since forever. I might just come knocking on your door!

  2. Glad you enjoyed your birthday and the cake, it sounds marvelous!

    As for collecting heads...... really? I'm rolling my eyes, Denise!

    1. yes, really....and you're surprised why? one day I'll show and tell.


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