90 layers to a cake!
Oh my I can not imagine, but with good ole engineering it was done
on September 7, 1905.
110 years ago.
this the birthday cake made for my 3rd Great Grandmother
by all her Grandaughters on her 90th birthday.
Last year we had my MIL's 90th birthday, there was no
90 layer cake, the only person that came from out of town was her son.
Not all of her Grandchildren came.
People now live to be 100.
But in 1905 people went to extraordinary measures to be at my
ancestors 90th birthday.
It is so interesting to read about they days gone by
hope you will enjoy this too.
her is my GGGGrandmother Catherine Sherer Hickman
on the front porch of her home with her sister and 2 brothers.
She is the woman on the left.
my Great Aunt wrote this poem on the back of the picture
The descendants on the front steps
they even had these made up.
Catherine's daughter my 2nd Great Grandmother died during childbirth in 1873, my Great Grandmother was only 7 at the time. But my Great Grandmother would have her dear Grandmother until she was 40. My Grandmother thought of her more as a Grandmother and we have many diary entries about her.
I think what touches me the most is that my cousin Fred and I had no idea the home
was still standing.
A few years ago with a platte book in hand we went exploring and there it was, Grandmother Hickman's home still stands. It is not inhabited but to be able to stand where the events of
September 7, 1905 occurred was very moving.
thinking of all the love that day, the cake on the front porch, the fire in the fireplace in the west room,