The Bard said it best in his play "Twelfth Night"
"If music be the food of love, play on"
Let's skew his meaning a bit and see just where the love of food and the love of music takes us.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Thank you for all your kind words with my previous post. I am not going to respond to each comment there as I usually would but thought I thought I would share the edited obit for our mother instead.
"She was fierce in most every possible way-fierce in her devotion to family and friends, her opinions and personality. If you didn't know where you stood with her, you weren't listening. Wife of Joe for 63 years, mother of 2 daughters Anne (Joe), Jan (Doug) , grandmother of Matt (Kyoko), Mitch (Laura), Will (Helena) and great grandmother of Pip. Nell was preceded in death by Joe, her parents and three siblings and survived by her brother Bob , cousins, nieces and nephews from her large family. She attended ...... High School and ....... University.
Not known for her culinary skills, Nell was however, famous for her signature chocolate fudge cake commonly referred to as "Nan Cake" which she made for every family birthday and gathering. She was gifted at sewing, rug hooking, upholstery, cross stitch and knitting; particularly Christmas stockings for everyone. And, if you were the recipient of one of her crocheted pot holders, you'd never use another. She loved nature, bird watching from the bay window and could identify flowers, plants and trees. A good day for her was digging in the dirt.
Nell was the Girl Scout troop leader when her girls were young and was a life-long volunteer for many groups and causes. She was well traveled, loved music, dancing, theater, and an occasional ribald joke which would elicit giggles. But, when she found something truly funny, she would explode with a big distinctive laugh like no other.
Nell's daughters would like to thank Tierra & Stacey, Pam & Angel and Bradina for their kindness, compassion and care this last year. Due to the current pandemic, there are no immediate plans. A memorial service will follow at a later date. The family requests any memorials be made to. . ."
I will miss her terribly but hope that she and Dad are reunited, and dancing to Glenn Miller songs in the clouds like they did in their kitchen nearly every night!