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!!