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Earning our just desserts

This is a sad story. I found a recipe for an interesting cake in the Denver Post Sunday magazine. I lived there from 1955 to 1959. I don’t have a date written on the recipe. It looks complicated, but isn’t. You make a two-layer cake and when you put it together you put the bottom layer upside down, put a simple frosting in the middle and top with the second layer.

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The ladies who cooked, and their cornbread

In the summer of 1964, my then husband, who was a naval aviator, received orders to report to the Naval Auxiliary Air Station near Meridian, Miss. 
I was nervous about moving there as the three civil rights workers had been murdered in the area in June. However, we drove from California and arrived in Meridian in August.

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