Birthdays go with apple jelly cakes

January 31, my birthday is celebrated every year since 1941.

My thirteenth birthday was my most memorable birthday ever.

Never, ever forget the year that you became a teenager.

A birthday brings cake, birthday cake allows some honor and privilege.

Jelly cake made from scratch and smeared thick with jelly of whatever happened to be in the pantry from Mama's summer fruits. Blackberry, peach, or wild bullace. It didn't matter as long as the cake was yellow and stacked knee high with layers baked one at a time in a certain cast iron frying pan.

That was my favorite of all the cakes Mama ever made...

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