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Years ago I often had to travel for work for weeks at a time. I was young and unmarried and thought living in a hotel and eating out a restaurant every night for up to 8 weeks straight was fun. Traveling during the holidays, though, wasn’t quite as fun. Fortunately my coworkers and trainees always went out of their way to make me feel welcome and to make the time special.
There’s one occasion that really stands out, though, and that’s the time when a girl in one of my classes made me a poke cake right before Thanksgiving. I had never had a poke cake before, can you believe that? I know they’re made all different ways, but this one had a favorite hard-to-find soda of mine poured over the top before covering it with a whipped topping. It was a family recipe, but the girl was sweet enough to share it with me (I guess she didn’t worry about much recipe “competition” from Florida as they lived in Texas).