I was showing my daughter pictures and videos of whales – humpbacks, grey whales (I went to Baja one year to see the migration – the trip of a lifetime!), sperm whales, and so on… she was just fascinated.
I don’t normally take pictures of the food I cook, but with the in-laws visiting I’m going all out to make nice meals – I’m the family cook; they actually asked me to take pictures so they could show the folks back home. Here’s tonight’s effort. (And they specifically asked for small plates to limit the portions!!)
Main dish: beef daube with olives, carrots, and tomatoes
Starch: Wild rice / regular rice blend with herbs and garlic
Greens: Wilted kale with tamari and onion
FYI, last night was chicken in an orange/ginger/garlic sauce with pasta spirals alfredo and creamed spinach. (Didn’t save the picture.) The night before, breaded stuffed chicken breasts with sautéed mushrooms, and a vegetable antipasto platter including asparagus, marinated artichoke hearts, mozzarella balls, tomatoes, and olives.
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Michael J. Fox
Have an in-law visiting…
Rule #1: Family comes first
Rule #2: When in doubt about your priorities, see Rule #1
This is the quote associated with the picture – both are very good:
“He alone deserves to be remembered by his children who treasures up and preserves the memory of his fathers.”
–Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
I’m attempting to keep this blog “professional” – as in work/engineering/job search. But I was incredibly moved last night and I felt compelled to post this.
This is a picture of my great-uncle Haim Wolfinson and his son Francis. I have found their records in the Israeli and US Holocaust Museums; both sets of records have errors. (I also have his wife Flore’s and son’s birth certificates and their marriage certificate.) The reason I am so moved is that I have just completed a package of information documenting the necessary corrections to their records and am sending it to the Yad Vashem archives in Jerusalem, Israel. I will be mailing it today.
All three – a father, a mother, and a son – were sent to Auschwitz.
May their names never be forgotten, and may they rest easier knowing that their information is now corrected.