Mama made nut bread out of nuts and a delicious cake. The white cake had just two or three layers. She used the nuts for the filling. The recipe was 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup nut meats ground or chopped fine, and 1 rounded teaspoon of flour. You added enough hot water to moisten and cooked until thick. Stir and watch it, as it burns easily. She then topped the cake with a brown sugar frosting and whole nutmeats placed here and there.
I remember one Sunday after we returned from church. We noticed a car parked over under one of our favorite hickory nut trees. Papa was a good man and would allow anyone to pick up nuts or apples if they first asked permission.
We girls rode over with him to confront the couple who were filling their buckets with nuts. They were very angry even when he told them he wished they had asked before they started picking up the nuts.
The woman turned toward him and threw the whole pan of nuts in his face. They were from the city and assumed that anything in the country was free.
I sure do miss going out after the nuts and eating the delicious baked goods made with them.