Monday, February 9, 2009

BIRTHDAYS


From "Sweet 16" to 68, we've celebrated birthdays among friends and family this week. I'm thinking about the celebrations of life, age, and change.

Birthday Cakes

One theory about the origin of the birthday cake is that it originated with the Greeks, who baked round cakes representing the full moon for their moon goddess, Artemis. They placed candles on the cake to make it glow, like the moon.
The Germans are also credited with the first cakes and candles. They used a sweet, layered cake and they put a large candle in the center of the cake to represent "the light of life." Some people believe the smoke from extinguished candles carries their birthday wishes up to heaven.

2 comments:

Eddie Shaw said...

Wow!!!! 68. I use to think that was old but being 58, it seems very young. I think you might have to go to a type of ratio dealing with the candles. :)
Eddie Shaw

Paige V. Baggett said...

Great idea. I'll probably need Kelly to help me with the math! Yeah 68 is getting younger and younger to me too.