A Maternal & Paternal Mother’s Day Celebration!

Happy Heavenly Mother’s Day to my mom Carrie Chapple Taylor and grandmother, Estella Smith Chapple and . . .

Maternal Mothers

. . . to my paternal grandmother Louise Newsom Hubbard, great-grandmother Olivia Moten Newsom, great-grandmother Birdie Elizabeth Green and 2x great-grandmother Lula Routt Green.

Paternal Mothers

Fruitcake – Love it or Hate it!

Special thanks to one of my high school classmates on Facebook for taking me down memory lane with a discussion about fruitcakes and Collin Street Bakery!

Collin Street Bakery

If you didn’t know, this company is the fruitcake capital of the US of A!

I remember after moving to Dallas in 1990, if I wanted to stay in peace at my parents’ home for the holidays, I had to stop in Corsicana, TX and pick up a specialty (peach, cinnamon & pecan) fruit cake just for my mom.

If you’ve ever traveled with me on a short 2 to 6 hour road trip, you know making stops other than to take an emergency restroom break is a NO-NO! So the idea of having to add a stop, on my way home, to pick up a fruitcake meant that I would get caught up in all the heavy holiday traffic headed out of Dallas.

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