Happy Memorial Day everyone! I am so thankful to have the day off of work today! I really needed an extra day. I am thankful for all the service men that have fought and will fight for our freedom!
But today I would like to give thanks to one serviceman in particular, my Grampa L. I want to thank him for angel food cake! I know it seems strange but he is the one that taught me to love this wonderful dessert, simple. It only had strawberries on special occasions and even then I liked the simple version better. He was a wonderful cook and always had wonderful things for me to eat in his kitchen. I miss that. I miss him. He was gone way too early from my life but I feel so blessed to have known him and to have been loved by him. He always had Vienna Sausages in his pantry for me (or so he let me think), I no longer eat those but I L.O.V.E angel food cake. At only 128 calories per slice it is something I don't have to feel guilty about and it was aptly named as it is so heavenly. I even learned to make it from scratch (something I am very proud of) but I now just use the mix as it is just as good.
I am so lucky to have my Grandmother's still here but I fear I am not as good of a granddaughter as I should be. I should call them more and be more involved. I am going to try, but I am not so good at that, but I will make an attempt. I keep thinking that I will as soon as we can give them a new great grandchild but it is just an excuse. I will try and be better.
I was going to scan a picture of him but I just remembered that my Mom & Dad have my baby book. I was sharing pictures when our precious niece Leah was born. When I get it back I promise to add one.
Hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day and have a wonderful memory to celebrate with.
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