Friday, October 25, 2013

Where Did the Time Go?

I have not posted in over a week!
I was on vacation and week 2 was at 1515!

The first full day was wonderful
Lunch in Amish country with the twins for my favorite fried chicken.

Tuesday night means auction night!
But it was my birthday!
check out the cake my friend made for me!
Angel food with whipped creme icing and toffee crunch.
She iced it at the restaurant even.
One of our younger friends works there so he made everyone sing
"happy birthday to cousin Ann!"

Then to the auction
I was so happy I found  my favorite childhood book,
The Box Car Children
I can remember checking it our of our town library frequently!
There is a entire series of the Box Car Children
I got it for $5.50..more than I thought but the auctioneer told everyone it was a Dick and Jane book, so the price went up. But it was a great birthday gift to myself.

Then I got this!
I got it for $5.50 too!
I am thinking it was in someone pocket during the
Charleston Riot March 28, 1864

I also got a piece of Pyrex for $1 and some
revere ware pots for $1.50 for 1515.

The week was filled with Charleston Riot meetings
But plenty of cousin time
Lunch at Moonshine

Then Cousin Fred took us to see the grave of
Burl Ives
So many stories about him at home
The cousins Dad use to take him from EIU to the river so he could take a canoe home from college!
I knew his brother, his Granddaughter is a friend of mine.
And then we sang "Holly Jolly Christmas" while we were there.
People remember him from Rudolph
people left little snowmen for Sam the Snowman

and then the EIU Homecoming!
had banners made for the twins electric car

but first........
I made from scratch Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!
I know these days we spend together are pricless!

our driver
brothers and their daughter who are reenactors
played Copperheads for us!
beautiful day on the square in Charleston
look at the paparazzi
um..they look familar!
the streets are tree lined with beautiful old homes
The Connelly House which will be on the Historic House Tour
March 29, 2014
The home was built by a Major in the Civil War who served on
President Lincoln's funeral guard.

Dinner that nigh
Oh My! Homemade Beef and Noodles!

The week went fast and on the way home I took a picture of my very favorite tree
on the highway between the town I was born in and the town I grew up in
I wait anxiuosyl ever year to see its color of orange and red.
Had not hardly turned at it was October 21st.

It was a great birthday week, thanks to my wonderful family.
Sorry I have been absent now I have to catch up with what you have been doing!
And I can't belive it but this was my 500 post!!


Donna said...

Happy belated birthday, Ann! Looks like you had a blast with your family. I'm drooling over that yummy looking cake and the pumpkin rolls!

Olive said...

Happy Birthday Ann. That cake looks lovely. I seem to barely get myself together to post these days too. xo, olive

GardenOfDaisies said...

Happy birthday! Glad you had a great time with family and friends! I loved " The Boxcar Children", too. And Burl Ives was a real childhood favorite. I still love to this day, "Frog Went A Courtin".

Lottie said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! Love the cake! Your posts are always so much fun to read and so interesting! I love your favorite tree, too! Yummy on the pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

Susie said...

Hi Ann, I have been thinking of you. Those were great things you got at the auction. Your birthday cake was WOW... Hope you've been enjoying your life. The time has gone too quickly this year. Blessings for a wonderful weekend. xoxo,Susie

Jill said...

I want a cinnamon pumpkin roll!!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Ann. What a wonderful, wonderful post. I LOVED The Boxcar Children when I was young. They just fascinated me. Happy Birthday to you-it looks like you had a wonderful time. That cake looks delicious, too. I haven't seen one of those pennies in years and years and years. xo Diana

Marissa said...

Happy birthday Ann ! Loved all your pictures my favorite ...the cinnamon rolls! You need to post recipe soon.

ann said...

Happy Birthday. You had a great vacation. Nice to have time off. Who doesn't love B. Ives? Such good memories watching Frosty. His voice was classic.

Sue McPeak said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I loved all of your stories and photos...especially the cousin sharings and Burl Ives...very interesting, but my FAV is the TREE. Just think, it's like a 'Birth Mark' with a 'Growth Ring' for each Birthday you celebrate. I love that!!! Glad you are back...missed ya!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Happy belated birthday Anne! It looks like you had a great day! And last couple of weeks! Fun auction finds and all that food looks wonderful, especially those pumpkin cinnamon rolls! Love the old homes.
Take care,

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks like a great time! Happy Birthday. That cake looks delicious!