Recipe Makes Me Feel Old

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On Sunday I was hungry for a Jewish Apple cake, so I made one. It turned out well so naturally I took a picture and posted it to Facebook. This did not make me feel old.

I had quite a few likes and several comments. This did not make me feel old.

One of my friends said he was looking for a recipe for a Jewish apple cake and he asked me to please send him a copy. This did not make me feel old.

Of course I got the recipe together and sent it to him along with my notes that aren’t part of the recipe. This did not make me feel old.

Yesterday at breakfast Kathy and I were talking and I told her about my friend wanting the recipe and me sending it to him. This did not make me feel old.

We talked about the recipe and where I got it. Getting a bit uncomfortable here.

I got it from a friend and neighbor. I would visit her and her mother Sunday evenings and she sometimes had a cake to share. I got this cake recipe from her. Getting more uncomfortable.

I knew her long before I met Kathy. I have the recipe that long! Oh my!

Kathy and I will be married 40 years next month. I have had that recipe and have been making this cake for at least 45 years. I feel old all because of a Jewish apple cake!

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10 responses to “Recipe Makes Me Feel Old

  1. The cake looks delicious 🙂 I liked your post 🙂

  2. Your cake looks delicious! It’s the perfect time of year for that since the Jewish New Year starts in less than two weeks. (We traditionally eat apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah.)

  3. Arjeha, that cake of your looks quite scrumptious. I often ask young writers, do objects have memories? At first they look at me strangely and then begin to think more deeply. You went through a similar process in your post. I liked the way you unravelled your thoughts. In the end the deeper history of your cake revealed itself.

  4. Terje

    I would see it a little differently – since the cake is from your past it actually keeps you young. Forever. 40 years of marriage is the sum of two people whose hearts are 20.

  5. jumpofffindwings

    I just got to this…new school year. I love the way your apple cake wisdom is constructed and the refrain, especially the pivoting “Getting a bit uncomfortable here.” I so appreciate the writing and the message here. Terje says is best.

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