A Slice of Laughter

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Today is my birthday.  And as we age, sometimes we like to forget birthdays, especially as the numbers keep going up.  But when a birthday cake can bring tears of laughter instead of tears of growing old, it’s a good thing.  My birthday cake from today will make me laugh for a long time to come.  But first I have to tell you a back story to explain the cake.

Every morning when I wake up and go downstairs for coffee, my husband Bill is always sitting at the table reading the newspaper and drinking coffee that he just prepared.  Instead of saying the usual “Good Morning” to me, he will say every single day without fail,  “You’re beautiful, and you’re mine!”  Now isn’t that a sweet way to wake up?  With this in mind,  Bill and my daughter Kara decided to buy a birthday cake, and on that cake, Bill wanted to have the bakery write his special morning greeting on the cake.  Which they did.  Sort of.   Bill and Kara ordered the cake, it was boxed, stapled shut, and not opened until this afternoon.  They opened the box and instead of “You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine,” this is what the bakery wrote:

Birthday cake whole


Yes, apparently it’s all in my own mind…


Birthday cake sliced


But it tasted good!  And we are still laughing.  I guess growing old can be funny.  Sometimes…

18 Responses to A Slice of Laughter

  1. April 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    What a wonderful morning ritual you and your husband have! And you will always have that cute/funny story cake memory!!! Happy Birthday!

    • April 22, 2013 at 2:20 am #

      What a wonderful story to wake up to. Thank you.

      • April 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

        Thank you, Carole!

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

      Thank you, Kathleen! I hope all is well in your part of the world.

  2. April 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I so enjoyed that story Debbie…still laughing over it.
    I have been a friend of Debbie’s since we were able to start playing together. She was born when I was two years old. Her family’s house was just down the street from my family’s, with only one neighbor in between. That was a house full of boys and we never seemed to be aware of it being in the middle of our houses as we went back and forth daily to be sharing our escapades. I thought of Debbie as a sister then, and still do, altho with miles and years between us we are not able to run back and forth as we did as children. My best childhood memories are ones spent with my friend. We have remained in touch all these years and I love reading this story.
    Knowing Debbie as I do, she will treasure this story for years and knowing her husband Bill, he will love telling this story with a big laugh for years.
    Happiest of Birthday’s to a special friend. Love to you and your family.

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      Linda, your messages always make me tear up because I miss you and our good times so much. I can’t tell you how many times a memory of our growing up together will enter my mind. Sometimes just something little will trigger a memory. Just recently, when I was pinning photos to my Pinterest board, someone had a photo for blintzes that looked just like yours. I bet you still make those! I miss you, my old friend.

  3. April 22, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Debbie – loved this charming birthday cake story. Happy Birthday always,

    Mary Louise

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Mary Louise, my Big Sis! Thank you for the good wishes. I hope to see you at the Bake-Off again this year. Miss you so much.

  4. April 22, 2013 at 4:54 am #

    LOL !! There are many websites devoted to bad/wrong cake decorations–just goodle bad or wrong cake decorations/designs. I have a friend who got a cake at Gladstone Bakeries (in Chicago) about 20 years ago and she wanted it to say Happy Birthday Sue ! And she told them to decorate it with flowers, etc. So when she picked up the cake it said “Happy Birthday Sue with flowers, etc.” on it. When our oldest son graduated from LCHS I got a large cookie from Mrs. Fields inside Hawthorn Mall and had written on the first line Congratulations ! Rob and then on the second line Libertyville High School. Got the cookie and it said: Congradulations ! Rob Livertyville High School. Needless to say I brought a picture in and they gave me a refund.

    But yours is really funny and it is very touching what your husband says to you each morning. I bet from now it will involve a quick laugh !

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

      Loved your cake stories, Barb! Thanks for telling us about them. Isn’t it incredible how people can get things so messed up? Good thing we can laugh about them. See you at the club!

  5. April 22, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    I love your morning ritual, and that cake is beautiful even with the mistake. I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday full of laughter.

    You should submit that to Cake Wrecks.

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Thank you, Madonna! I have heard from lots of people to submit the cake to the Cake Wrecks site. I’ll have to go check it out.

  6. April 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Hilarious story! I loved it…thanks for sharing Debbie! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

  7. April 25, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Your husband Bill, is so thoughtful and sweet–love that morning greeting.

    The cake belongs in one of those blooper cake blogs–very funny.

    Happy birthday again my dear friend. <3

  8. May 12, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Oh man, what a great story! Sometimes all we can do is laugh. 🙂

  9. May 13, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    That is priceless! Great cake story, and what a marvelous way to start your day with such words of love and encouragement. Way better than any slice of cake! Thanks for sharing that sweet slice of your life, dear Debbie.

  10. June 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    LOL I really did Laugh out loud at this. Your Husband sounds sweet.

  11. June 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    LOL!!! Love the cake mess up! And that is so sweet what he says to you!!!!

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