I allow myself a lot of remembering and a little crying. Nineteen months and counting. That's progress, I guess, as I am not counting the days any more.
He would be in his glory during the holidays. The food. The festivities. The Christmas movies. The Christmas commercials! The older he got, the more sentimental. Kate and I would tease him ... "Dad! Come quick ... here's an aluminum foil commercial for the holidays" Ha ha ha!! Back in the day, those AT&T commercials and Hallmark commercials got him every time.
Last night I was invited for dinner and made his famous (only) dessert. This couple had never met him ... but based on eating the dessert (after a FABULOUS turkey left over Shepherd's Pie) wish they would have!
Famous Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake. It just wasn't as wonderful as when he would make it ...