There are lots of cakes. Lovely! It sure is!
Isabel remembers the food hall in David Jones. She used to work there.
Why do we have cakes? To make people happy! Because people are hungry, they like to share them around. Vittoria tells us that she’d give the cakes away. She says they used to give cakes to people who have nothing. Her father did that even though he had 14 children.
Henry points out that there are no utensils or spoons to eat the cake with. You’d have to eat with your fingers.
The two ladies could be friends or sisters. Some people have made all the cakes. Most of them are the same shape. It’s a good day. There’s harmonic, beautiful music playing. There’s also a woman on the side making sandwiches. Whole families have come along. There are children in the background. One child is on the table. She should be in a high chair! The little baby in the back is eating tit-bits.
The best thing is friends all together. Be happy. Not everyone is rich. Often the rich give nothing. The more they have, the more they want. It’s the poor that often give the most.
The photo makes us think of our favourite cakes. Ellen says she likes plenty of cakes! Some of the ladies look at the cakes and say: “Look at the cream! I’ll get fat. But they don’t walk away! They’ll stay there.”
Where did they get the idea to make all of the cakes? Stanley thinks maybe it’s close to Christmas. Some of the cakes are rolled. There’s a Christmas log cake. Stanley wants to know where the cupcakes are with colourful icing for the children!
This story was created by Ellen, Peggy, Tony, Stanley, Henry, Vittoria, Doug, Isabel, Robert and Mima at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 12 December 2016.