March 18, 2011

St. Joseph's Day Memories

March 19 is St. Joseph's Day and very popular with Catholics and Italians.

It is a very special day in my home because my brother and father have the name.

Every year, we would get together and eat St. Joseph's cakes. They look like this.

I remember last year's St. Joseph's Day very clearly.

I never thought it would be my last with my brother as he passed away last April.

This year, dad and I are going to a St. Joseph's Day mass and then we will head to the cemetery. I know I will cry.

Afterwards, we will eat St. Joseph's cakes with thoughts of my brother running through our hearts.

St. Joseph, please pray for us.
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Jo said...

My thoughts and prayers for you and your Dad.

EmptyNester said...

I will be thinking of y'all all day.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thinking of you. Joseph was my dad's name.

Nancy's Notes said...

I am so sorry, will be thinking of you. I found my way to your blog via Linda's A La Carte blog. Will be back.

Take care.


Donna said...

What a beautiful post, and what a lovely tribute to your brother.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me. I appreciated your kind comments. We saw Jersey Boys in Chicago two years ago. You're right. It's a must see! So happy to have found your blog!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I know the pain you have in your heart. Losing a family member you were close to is so hard and that empty place in your heart never seems to get filled up.

I have never heard of these cakes before but they sure look good! Do you make them or buy them? If you make them, will you share the recipe with us :)

Ellen said...

Sending ((hugs)) your way. And wishing peace for you and your father.

Shel said...

Lots of prayers and hugs coming your way from me!
Please share that recipe...very yummy....I could "eat" your pic.
Shel x

Marie Anne said...

I've never heard of St Joseph's cakes, but anything with the word 'cake' in it has to be good, right?

I'm sorry you lost your brother last year. I hope you and your Dad shared some special memories.

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