Saturday, April 23, 2016

Passover 2016

We held Passover last night, smaller than usual -- Uncle Charger's mother, who usually celebrates with us, died suddenly last month of a heart attack. (What is it with 2016?  Stop killing people!)

So it was a slightly sadder than usual celebration, but still lovely.  Here we all are at the table near the end of the ceremony:

All of us except Dr. Skull, who is taking the photo.  That's the kid to the right, me in the center, and Uncle Charger to the left. (He's an uncle in the Southern sense, as in Dr. Skull's best friend for 30+ years, who became the kid's uncle that way. His mother, Joan, was deeply fond of the kid as well, and the kid loved her.)

The menu! Matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, roast chicken, asparagus, potato kugel, and a KFP cake for dessert, which was very afflicting. Matzo with schmaltz throughout the meal.  Dr. Skull rendered the schmaltz himself. It was interesting, but there's not much you can do to matzo to make it edible, I'm afraid, except dip it in dark chocolate.

Have a good holiday, y'all.

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