If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’da Baked a Cake



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Can I have my cake and eat it too? In reality perhaps not but the cake and the day can be preserved in photos!

When we were children Stephen and I never had Birthday parties. Not because of religious reasons but more financial. We were working class and our parents did not have the extra money for celebrations. I remember I got my first birthday present a watch when I was about eight. Until then I did not realize one could get gifts for your birthday!!

Then when I was 16 I received a stereo complete with 8-track player!! I know I’m dating myself here!! That was big doings for me! No Sweet 16 but that was the best my Dad could do and I really appreciated this wonderful gift. Gave me many hours of enjoyment. Both of us knew our parents Loved us not because of gifts, presents and material goods but because Mom & Dad spent time with us, played with us and took pride in our small achievements.

Once I became an adult, got a job and made my own money I could celebrate my birthday in a more traditional manner. I’ve been Blessed over the years to receive many cakes but really a Birthday is a time to give Thanks to God for living another year.

Here are some Old BornDay Cake pictures of Birthdays past!



Eileen Barton – If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’D ‘VE Baked a Cake


Five years ago when Stephen turned 50!!  Woohoo!!



3 thoughts on “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’da Baked a Cake

  1. Your sense of appreciation is so wonderful Deborah. Your parents taught you the right values and love has never been about how many toys, gifts or birthday parties. Sometimes, I’m of the opinion that giving a child everything they ever wanted simply desensitizes their sense of gratitude. Thank you for sharing some insight into your background.

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