Saturday, 11 August 2012

Remembering Mom

Dear Mom,

One year has passed, and the void is hard to fill. Every time I cook a dish, I think  of some of your recipes, or open my recipe book from the summer of 86 when I took Cooking 101 from you in Ranchi. It still has some of your hand written recipes in it.

What news can I give you? We all went to Lucknow finally in December after so many years and the memories of events and places came flooding back. The highlight of course was a visit to La Martiniere, which is what I was expecting.  We even got to visit the basement with the tombstone of the founder, something I never got to do while at school itself.

A lot of people attended the havan in your memory on Jul 20. I participated by skype (how the world has changed). Neetu kindly brought her laptop and set it up so that I could hear and see everything. Daddy is planning a trip to Singapore in ten days, and then in Oct he will be here to celebrate his 80th birthday with us, after Alpana and Sonny's  25th wedding anniversary. We will miss you very much.
With love  from Daddy, all of your children and grand children.