Today, 21 members of my family gathered together in my home for a memorial lunch. The food was catered by Marian’s Catering. David drove to Wahiawa to pick up the food. At 12:30 pm, we had circle time, holding hands, and taking a moment of silence to reflect on the deaths of Mom and Dad, Dathan and Pat, and Pete. Then, we sang Happy Birthday to family members born in March. Mom would have been 101 years old, Pat 74, David is now 68, Lisa 35, and Hollis 88. We then had our photo taken as a group with David’s Sony camera on a tripod. Then we ate our lunch (rice, pork long rice, chow mein, chicken katsu, teriyaki beef, fish tempura, tossed green salad, fruit salad, chips, and coconut cake). We also served wine, beer, sparkling juice, Diet Coke, and bottled water. After lunch, we watched a family video, dated 1996, which was created by Aunty Bobbie for the Chung family. After the video, I distributed Styrofoam boxes for people to take home left over food.
Here are photos of our family:
Overall, it was a splendid memorial party!