Sweet Bites

| 7/23/2012 10:43:26 AM

Tags: summer, birthdays, fruit, CSA, childhood, Heather Villa,

A photo of Heather 

VillaLine up for sweet slices of life!

When I was a little girl my grandma telephoned me and asked, “Hello, Sugar, what kind of cake would you like for your birthday?” Before, I could even answer her question, see added, “I’ll make a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.”

My grandma was a baker extraordinaire, making certain that the lives near and dear to her were sweet. And by sweet, I mean extra sweet!

She invited me to experience slices of beauty.

“The camellia bush is in full bloom. The petals look heavenly. Come!”

“The carrots are ready to be pulled from the ground. Come!”

Mary Hitzeman
8/4/2012 4:17:10 AM

Grandma was my favorite person. I stayed with her every summer when I was young (till I was 16). She had the patience to teach me so many things that I still love doing. Gardening, sewing, quilting, making pies and homemade applesause. Something new every summer. Wonderful memories, I still miss her.

Heather Villa
7/24/2012 10:23:01 PM

I remember those wonderful cookies!

Heather Villa
7/24/2012 10:21:55 PM

Thank you, Dave, for sharing memories about your grandparents and for the warm welcome.

Joseph Villa
7/24/2012 6:44:05 PM

I can think of nothing better that my grandmother's homemade peanut butter cookies. Being a young boy and smelling them as soon as I walked in the house. Life was (and still is) so good. Of course, fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk always brought up the debate "To dunk or not to dunk".

7/24/2012 2:07:48 PM

Heather, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. The bloggers here are very active and are quite diversified in what they write about. I know your experience here will be a wonderful one for sure. I had some great grandmas as well. Since I was the first grandchild for five years until my sister came along and spoiled everything, I was the focus of all the attention. One set of grand parents owned a small town restaurant with a jukebox. Yeah, remember the jukebox. It was a time when 1960s music was becoming popular. So as I ate my burger and fries I listened to "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog" by this up and coming guy named Elvis. The grand parents on my Mom's side of the family loved fishing so my fishing skills were started at an early age. I have some great grand parent memories just like yours. Have a great day celebrating birthday memories with your grandma.

7/24/2012 4:00:40 AM

Thank you for your "extra sweet" comments.

Corinne Villa
7/24/2012 12:48:35 AM

Through simple pleasures, your precious grandmother made memories that will last a lifetime! You're doing the same for your daughter. I call those simple pleasures 'simple treasures'.

Arvilla Newsom
7/23/2012 11:59:37 PM

I just got a sugar high! Great thoughts!

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