1. This amazing cake was baked by our friend and hostess of the party. It made a great centerpiece dessert on a table loaded with other confections for a Fourth of July celebration. Her cakes always taste good, too . This was a cherry nut cake. (The fries were cut from pound cake)
2. Handshakes, cigars, and baby talk abounded when a young couple at the party announced they are expecting their first baby. The men all gathered around the dad-to-be and ushered him to the fire pit to smoke. The ladies surrounded the young mom-to-be in the shade and talked of babies and children. The parting of men and women this way seemed as old as time itself.
3. The day closes with quiet conversation around a fire.