Thursday, April 17, 2008

Not Knitting!

Yesterday was my Mom's 65th birthday and I baked her a cake. Carrot cake... with coconut, pineapple, and walnuts... it was a little slice of heaven. We will have the official celebration this weekend, dinner at Yankee Pier in Lafayette.

In other news my Great Uncle was honored for his work as a civil rights activist. The article in the Beaumont Enterprise is titled "Civil rights champions immortalized in bronze." Just a clip form the article..."And on Tuesday Beaumont Municipal Court Judge Theodore R. Johns and his former law partner, the late Elmo R. Willard, were honored by the Beaumont Foundation with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture near the entrance of the Jefferson County Courthouse." Several years ago they built a library in his honor and now a statue. I am so proud. He is the in the center of the photo.

I promise the next post will be a knitting update. I am waiting for Cascade 220 ordered from Webs sale last week. The day it arrives I will start the Turtleneck Tube Vest from Fitted Knits.


cici said...

There's a lot of important stuff going on in your house. Congrats to your Uncle, he's marking history,what an honor. And now your son is starting early. What a proud mom you must be! Thanks for sharing that.. btw,,Carrot cake is my sisters specialtie, but I never added pineapple or coconut, is that your own recipe? I would be interested.

Nik said...

Wow, that's SOME bit of history.