Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friends remember Ted

Yesterday, December 3, was the two-year anniversary of Ted's murder. Finally, this fall, the murderer was sentenced to spending pretty much the rest of his life in jail. We, his friends, are relieved that this man will never be walking the streets for over 30 years.

All very tragic, but, Ted's death has nurtured the friendship between Ray, Mary Ann, Liz, Jim, and me. We all have connections to Ted and we celebrate this.

Last night, we had our second remembrance dinner together at our house.

Since it was the third night of Chanukah, we recruited Jim to light the candles and tell the story of Chanukah.

Ray and Mary Ann recorded Jim's presentation on their iPhones!!!

While I did serve an entire meal...starting with Sushi and Duck Mousse, going on to Zinfandel Spaghetti with Broccolini and a seasonal salad, I neglected to take pictures until dessert. So here is a picture of one of our desserts: A super-large Chocolate Cupcake with Peppermint Bark on the came from Trader Joe's and can serve 12...very decadent and very very delicious. We also enjoyed Raspberry Herbal Tea with a special cheese, made with the same Raspberry tea, from a dairy farm in New York State.

And, despite eating and drinking quite a bit, Liz and Ray could not resist doing a cookie sampling of Louie's vegetarian dog cookies!!

We will never forget you Ted and how you enriched our lives. And, you would have enjoyed this evening.


Suzanne Silkk said...

Hi ...who was Ted ?
Was he a swimmer?
Happy to you both + Louie...Suzanne + Jim

mary ann said...

Such a lovely post. Ted was fortunate to have such loving friends. I followed the sentencing in the chronny and thought about you.