Monday, April 20, 2009
Passover and Family
My sweet BIL and SIL hosted the family Seder again this year. Our son and grandson (see picture) flew in from LA, which made it even better. We had a wonderful time with many great conversations and much laughter.
Together with family and friends, we celebrated Passover with a (short) Seder and a wonderful meal. I have MS, and a friend's husband has muscular dystrophy. Our diseases are downplayed; not ignored but, no one makes a big deal of them either. I like that.
We also had the unveiling of my mother-in-law's tombstone, another Jewish tradition. After the small ceremony, my BIL handed out seashells that he had collected. We placed them on all of our relative's tombstones in place of the usual small stones, in remembrance that we were there. It was a nice touch.
Darn it, but it was too cold and windy to go to the beach. I love to sit on a bench on the boardwalk in nice weather while Arnie walks Montana down near the surf. Both of them try their best not to get wet, and they have a great time together. It makes me feel good to see them having fun while I sit and soak up the sun and smell the ocean smells. My favorite place to be is near an ocean. Some day, I would like to rent a house, maybe just for a weekend, maybe for a whole week, that's right on the beach with a big front porch and huge windows that look out onto the water.