Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
those who bake for church events.
Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa , but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered the; morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix & quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, & helping her son pack for Scout camp. When Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She thought, 'Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake.'
This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church and in her new community of friends. So, being inventive, she looked
around the house for something to build up the center of the cake.
Alice found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it
Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific
instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.
When Amanda arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake had already been sold. She grabbed her cell phone and called her mom.
Alice was horrified - she was beside herself. Everyone would know! What would they think? She would be ostracized, talked about, and ridiculed! All night,
Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.
The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a fellow
church member and try to have a good time. Alice did not want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at Alice
because she was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa but, having already RSVP'd, she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay home?
The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South and, to Alice's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert! Alice felt
the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake!
She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, 'What a beautiful cake!' Alice still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was
a prominent church member) say, 'Thank you, I baked it myself.'
Alice smiled and thought to herself, 'God is good.'
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This will be a quick entry. I have survived the first week of this "new" job. I have to say it really wasn't so bad. Learning as you go sometimes isn't fun. Like yesterday, I had the "joy" of filling in up front, which meant answering the phone. I guess it would have been nice to know how to use those phones, but no calls were lost and I learned where some of the buttons on it were.
I can see where it is hard to get the work done when I seemed to be running to show apartments all the time. Once there is a second person, that will really help.(I just hope we are able to work together well!!!) There it is in a nutshell, and now to get on with the rest of the day. Run a few errands, find Tessa new shoes, then go to Alicia's and help put up that Trampoline. Gregg put his back out and could really use all the prayers he can get. It is a bad time of year to be barely able to walk!!