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Grandma's refrigerator cake

Times were lean but life was good
When waste not, want not we understood
In the refrigerator all leftovers would accumulate
Come the weekend Grandma scraped it all onto a plate
She really cleaned it out; nothing was excluded
All were mashed and diced with sugar and spice included
Beaten batter with raisin thrown in; placed in the oven to bake
Thick butter frosting placed atop surely completed her refrigerator cake
All the grand kids now gathered about; to taste a slice so savory
Not only did we each get a piece of cake; we also got a memory

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  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:38:00 PM

    Wonderful write, Donald. Yes life was very simple in those days. Now everybody wants more an more, and no one is ever happy. I loved your poem, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 8:43:00 AM

    I used to love my mom's chocolate bread pudding made from stale bread. Great poem!
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 1:24:00 PM

    Wow a unique topic poem. Yeah the gud ol days when man wasnt that rapacious. Leftovers make for fine dishes if u are culinary creative enuf. Kudos for the fabulous poem in rhyme!
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 2:57:00 AM

    And the cake would feed you for a day, where as the memory feeds a lifetime. Great poem.
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 9:44:00 PM

    This is a memory to treasure. I always say - if we have nothing to leave our kids - let's leave them a memory. Good poem.... Lucilla
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Do you have the recipe? Nice way to describe something you like to eat.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:29:00 AM

    The flavor of this poem is rich with creamy memory. Well done and thank you for the compliment, Donald!
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 7:21:00 AM

    Donald this is a poem brimming with memory, You made me think about my Nana and her cooking she was a superb cook sounds like yours was as well :) thanks for your kind comment on my poem it was appreciated love Jayne x

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