He was a nice man, who always made me feel welcome in his home from day one.
Listening to his (3!) eulogies, it was really cool to hear all these different stories about him that we didn't know before...or had a different impression of.
My mother in law said on the way home (I am sure it's not original from her, but I couldn't find a quote to, well, quote)
"If you ask 10 people to say a sentence about a person, you will get 10 completely different sentences".
She is oh-so-very right.
Everyone has their own thoughts and opinions about a person, as well as their own interests that they shared with someone.
At wakes and memorials, I always enjoy looking at the picture boards people make. (is that morbid?)
I love seeing older pictures, and snapshots of a time in their life I may never have known about.
Dorky me though, I was taken by a couple of pictures of hubby's aunt and uncle that were taken at my wedding.
What struck me about them is the fact that we held his memorial service on 7/24/16.
Those pictures were taken 7/24/04.
I just kept thinking "wow...12 years ago today those were taken, almost to the hour. A lot of the same people were together at that same time".
I am sentimental like that...or being over-thinkery...which is more than likely the case.
Now is the time where I thank you all for your good thoughts, warm wards, and virtual hugs when I spilled my guts about everything that hit at once.
Life is getting back on track. My aunt's friend passed. We are getting some new people at work.
Life just keeps marching on as it should.
3 Boneless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
½ Cup chopped onion
1 (14 oz) can French style green beans
1 (14 oz) can Diced tomatoes
1 (14 oz) can Sliced carrots
1 Large potato (¾ inch cubes)
1 Cup uncooked rice
½ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
1 Cup water
½ Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
2. Heat oil in large skillet
3. Add chicken and onion, saute 3 minutes
4. Add green beans, undrained tomatoes, carrots (drained), potato, rice, salt, and pepper.
5. Mix gently
6. Pour water over top of chicken mixture
7. Cook, covered, over med low heat for 20 minutes or until potato and rice are tender8. Sprinkle chicken mixture with cheddar
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