I haven't written about losing our dear friend Larry because I feel it is private. I did post his obituary so our former students would know. I still do not want to use the blog to write about my feelings, but will say we miss him very much. As a couple, they were our role models, and she continues to be a role model now. Judith is a remarkable woman.
One thing we always enjoyed with our friends was hearing their stories of their 52+ years together which kept us laughing. We have since added our own stories after traveling and spending much time together, and enjoy the memories we've created. Last night, we laughed a lot about our shared memories and even added some new ones.
Here's something we laughed about--first, just because of how this looks in person, but later how Judith's daughter Heather saw this after seeing the picture:
What's it look like to you?
Dinner menu last night was this delicious cauliflower and mashed potato pie. It's not low-cal with half-and-half and flour added to the potatoes, but worth every bite. Matthew's growing potatoes, but these came from the grocery store:
And there will be many more.......
Matthew made two kinds of cookies--lemon biscotti and something he made up years ago--molasses peanut butter.
We ate cookies over mahjongg tiles and ate more with sorbet.
When you play 3-handed maj, you have a "dummy wall" set up; we decided to call it the Larry Wall instead, at least for now. It was a good way to acknowledge that empty spot rather than having it be the "elephant in the room."
I'm glad we got through our first night of playing as a threesome and have already set the date for our next game. We talked about the past, the present, and the future and shared laughs like always.
Life goes on at a rapid pace with changes we don't always anticipate or want. We deal or we don't.
And our gardens continue to grow and produce.