At one of our Boles family reunions many years ago, my sister, Sharry, made a present for us. Each of our brothers and sisters, were given one of these. She is very artistic.

She decorated them with pictures of the various ingredients needed.

Raisins, butter, cinnamon sticks, salt, flour, sugar, mixed spices, etc.

And then in the middle, there is the RECIPE!!

We were all born before or during World War II and many things were rationed. If you notice, there are no EGGS in the RECIPE.

Whenever we had a family reunion, many times, someone would bring a loaf pan or two of this Poor Man’s Cake.

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.” (Deuteronomy 32:7 KJV)

I am the last of my father’s nine children, Harry Otto Boles (1894-1947). The sixth and last by my mother, Gertrude V. Bushnell (1900-1957). My father was married three times, and thankfully, I was born in 1943.

For the first blog, just thought that you might enjoy hearing about one of our family traditions.

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