Re:What did the neighbor kids eat
We had a mix of store bought cookies, but most desserts were homemade pies and cakes, banana pudding,etc. Birthday cakes were homemade, and I always wanted one of those bakery style cakes, with gobs of icing, roses made from icing, etc. I don't think my older brothers could of cared less. Anyway, I never got one, maybe because of the expense, or my mother didn't think they were very good. Now, Id be thrilled with homemade cake, or any other dessert.