Friday, July 28, 2017
I found a Facebook group of people just as enduringly fascinated by her as I am. According to posts, John Jr. reminisced about celebrating with his mother, saying she wasn't big on gifts but, every year, she always wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, rocky road ice cream, and a glass of wine. He said that after she died, he continued to have the chocolate cake and rocky road and would silently toast her with a glass of wine.
It's also been said that, if she really liked you, she would make you a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on your birthday.
Happy birthday, Jackie. I wish I'd known you well enough to share a piece of cake.