By Renee Andrews
National Readers selection Award Winner
Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea Lids has been defined as candy domestic Alabama, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, functional Magic and metal Magnolias all rolled into one. "In the South, if a lady is not married through age twenty-five, it is time for an intervention." this is often the foundation at the back of Delilah and Edna Thibodeaux's dogged choice to ensure their loved Jezze does not turn out an outdated spinster, like her mom and aunt. yet what occurs while the eccentric antics of the younger girl's loopy Cajun aunt and mom positioned her look for Mr. correct on a 25-year time limit to power catastrophe? And why should still she need to end up that they're the specialists in marriage intervention, besides? simply because she loves them? Yeah, most likely. simply because they truly do not suggest any damage? That too. but if they make a decision her Mr. correct is T-Roy Bertrand, the butt budder salesman, does she relatively need to agree? And if she's made up her brain, why does her center refuse to pay attention?
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From the time I was knee-high to a grasshopper, as Aunt Edna says, I watched my mother, Delilah, bake the renowned cake for weddings, Mardi Gras and plain ol’ Cajun lagniappe. She alternated layers of icing, filling and cake, and offered to let me snitch a taste of each one (which is why I have this current situation with my butt, but we won’t go there). in the form of a doberge cake. ) She formed a graceful icing curl down the side of her creation, started to apply the next line, then stopped.
Nothing they said ever bothered me again. Nope, it didn’t,” she said, shaking her head with every word, as if she were trying to convince herself instead of me. ” “Nothing really happened to me, dear,” she said. “I was a little uncomfortable on the playground. ” “Heck, Delilah, I told her what happened to me,” Aunt Edna said. She exited the interstate and started toward downtown Baton Rouge. “Please, Mama,” I begged. “All right, sweetie. But you’ve got to remember, things are going to be better for you.
And I’ll get ya good if that happens,” she promised. “Good Lord, Big Mama’d—” “Roll over in her grave,” Mama and I said in unison. Then we busted out laughing. Aunt Edna hmphed and headed out the door stomping her feet as though she were pouncing big fat Louisiana cockroaches with every step. Within minutes, we’d driven to Gramercy, to the site Big Mama selected many years ago as the desired spot for the Thibodeaux’s Cakery annual bonfire. I scanned the structures already in progress down the levee and a frisson of dread quivered through my veins.