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General Grant’s 190th Birthday Party

We have interesting friends.   Here’s a creative celebration Steve and I went to on Saturday night.  What a fun event.  Here are a few of the details. Hardtack crackers and dried black-eyed peas.  The sheet music for Tenting Tonight on the piano. Photographs and books bearing the General’s likeness.  A willingness to celebrate and have fun.  A Prantl’s cake with five candles for his rank. I made Rice Pudding after reading that it was a favorite on the Presidents’ Food Timeline.  Thanks Tim and Bernadette for being such welcoming hosts. We had a wonderful time!

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9 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    That is amazing – imagine celebrating Grant’s birthday. I am impressed.

    April 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  2. Either you hang with a very patriotic bunch or they’ll go to great lengths to come up for a reason to throw a party. I’m guessing it’s the latter! No matter, it sounds like a great time.

    April 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

  3. Rob

    Any reason to get together with friends is a good idea. My kind of party…did I see pie?…and my kind of friends it sounds like.

    April 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

  4. Any reason for a party

    April 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

  5. Erica Wells

    What fun! Gen. Grant’s 190th — ‘who knew?” :-)

    April 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

  6. When Southerners do this sort of thing we chuckle, but hey it’s Grant. Now that’s just being patriotic.

    April 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

  7. what a hoot!

    May 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

  8. Interesting company you keep. Fun, cool, kooky, interesting company. :)

    May 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  9. One of our most beautiful and historic hotels here in San Diego is downtown, the U.S. Grant Hotel.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

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