1/21/09

Pomp and Cupcakes

















I was so taken with all the pomp and circumstance of yesterday's events that I did my own American thing: Made patriotic cupcakes with my granddaughters. Here are some of them.






































My dear sweet schoolteacher mother always had a poem for every occasion and quite a few for everyday too. Here is one from her kindergarten class entitled Washington by Nancy Byrd Turner

He played by the river when he was young,
He raced with rabbits along the hills,
He fished for minnows, and climbed and swung,
And hooted back at the whippoorwills.
Strong and slender and tall he grew--
And then one morning, the bugles blew.

Over the hills the summons came,
Over the river's shining rim.
He said that the bugles called his name,
He knew that his country needed him,
And he answered, "Coming!" and marched away
For many a night and many a day.

Perhaps when the marches were hot and long
He'd think of the river flowing by
Or, camping under the winter sky,
Would hear the whippoorwill's far-off song.
At work, at play, and in peace or strife,
He loved America all his life.

9 comments:

Sally said...

Oh! I love these cupcakes. Especially the Yes We Can cupcakes! What a fantastic idea. Your granddaughters are sure to remember that.

beth at aunties said...

I loved this fun patriotic activity! What cute girls and fun cupcakes:) I am glad you are feeling better to enjoy life again.

Shannon said...

Those are so cute! Very creative! That was a great poem too.

Amber said...

So cute! What a great grandmother you are. Jen mentioned that you did that with the girls, and I think that is wonderful. :)

What a memory!

Marie said...

More than the cupcakes, just think of the wonderful memories you made with your girls!! How glorious!

The Blonde Duck said...

May I have a cupcake please? I'm a good American.

Betsy said...

Love that. What a way to celebrate.

Linda said...

What a great idea, and what a well-designed page! good for you! I'll come back & visit now & then

JamieM said...

The cupcakes look so yummy! What a creative way to celebrate a historical event. I am glad that you are getting better. Keep taking care!