We have a lovely lady in our church named Garnet (I even love her name!). She sits in the pew next to us, but she also happens to live less than 5 minutes from our house. Here husband Bill passed away this summer; he was the last male charter member of our church actually! While he was still alive my husband would be part of a crew to help Bill up the stairs into our church sanctuary.
Garnet has been going on and on to me that she wants to give our family a cake! Her relative is a caterer, and Garnet wanted her to make us a cake for us. Isn't that so kind? Well, you should see this cake that is now in my refrigerator! The obtaining of it was a little story itself!
'Twas a dark night last night. Thursday evenings I regular drive (about 30 minutes) to Grove City to attend Knit Night at the downtown ice cream shop (Sweet Jeannie's). Last night after knitting I had to pick up a few groceries as well. I was more late than usual driving home.
My phone rang with a "restricted" number, so I did not answer. Just as I heard the beep for a new voicemail I also had a new text message come in from ANOTHER friend saying that Garnet was trying to get in touch. I hurriedly listened to the voicemail which was indeed Garnet saying she had driven to our house with a cake (!), but she went home because no one seemed to be home. Now, Garnet had never driven to our house before! I still am so impressed she tried to find our house around 9 p.m. to give us this cake!
I do believe she was in our driveway, but since I was at Knit Night and Big Fish had put the kids in bed and was watching a movie the house was pretty dark. Also, our house is far back off the road; I just can't even imagine Garnet's perseverance!! They were late in coming because on their (she and a cousin) way back from picking up the cake they came across a huge tree down in the road. They had to do all kinds of backtracking to get to our area.
Finally I talked to her on the phone and told her I was still driving home and would be coming RIGHT BY her house in about 10 minutes. Of course she was waiting for me on her front porch, and I picked up this cake. Just take a minute to look at this cake:
Her relative, whom we have never met, collected from Garnet the information that we have "kids, bees, and other critters running around"; so this is the decal she picked. I am just tickled pink with those bees all over the sides. Isn't this just the most lovely thing.....a cake this fancy made especially for us. What an adventure! I told Garnet I would show the kids the cake when they woke up in the morning and take a picture. We cannot wait to eat this! Thank you, Garnet and your cake-making relative!
TTFN! We're off to spend the day at Grandma and Grandad's!