Words cannot sufficiently express,
My love for Ade, I must confess.
Cousin, sister, mother, friend,
The lines are blurred, she’s all a blend.
There is no thing she cannot do,
Manage property, design it too.
A life-sized human rolodex,
She’s also good at writing checks.
A man, six-two, dared steal her purse,
Ade did so much more than curse.
Jumped on his back and took him down,
Helpless he lay on the ground.
The opposite of Amazon,
But mess with her, she’s Ghengis Khan.
Be careful, Ade, where you walk,
‘Lest we call you poor Schleprock.
Never call her friend “fair weather,”
Through everything we’ve been together.
She babysat when I was young,
Listened to every song I sung.
I’ll never forget her yellow bug,
Filled up with cousins very snug.
Oxford circle we would round,
Music blasting, laughs the sound.
Tough times would come as I got older,
Always there to offer her shoulder.
Big tears of joy for me she wept,
The day his hand I did accept.
When we go out, on the town,
It’s Auntie Ade my kids want around.
I made your favorite cake today,
Just because I want to say…
For who you are and what you do,
From the bottom of my heart, Ade, Thank You!
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pint sour cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Mix first four ingredients and set aside. Cream butter until soft. Gradually add sugar and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each; add vanilla.
Add dry ingredients alternating with sour cream, mixing until smooth.
Mix next 3 ingredients together. Put 1/3 of batter into a greased bundt pan.
Sprinkle with 1/3 nut mixture, repeating until batter and nuts are used.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55 – 60 minutes. Let stand on cake rack 5 min. Turn out on rack and frost while still warm.
Mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with enough milk to make frosting spreadable. Spoon it over the top of the cake.