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Chocolate Pie, a Wedding Ring, and Comic Books: a Tribute to My Mom

img_2726The following is adapted from a short message I gave at my mom’s funeral this past weekend. Due to cancer, she faced a difficult course over the last several years, but she ran her race and finished well. She will be missed.

There are a lot of things I could talk about in relation to my mom, but I’ll briefly mention just three: chocolate pie, a wedding ring, and comic books. Hopefully it will make sense as we move along.

So the first is chocolate pie. My mom was a very good cook. And one of the things she was especially good at was pie crusts.

In fact, I’m not sure I can remember one of her pie crusts that ever turned out poorly. So my mom made a lot of pies over the years, and she nearly always made them for holiday dinners.

And as you might imagine, at Thanksgiving, she made pumpkin pie. But, for me at least, that was a problem. Because I’m evidently one of the few people in America that doesn’t like pumpkin pie. But my mom knew this.