Memorial lunch

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:

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Overall, it was a splendid memorial party!

9 Responses to “Memorial lunch”

  1. Olga Says:

    This remembrance celebration and the pictures of your family enjoying it really touched my heart.

  2. dkzody Says:

    What a lovely event. And coconut cake, too. A favorite of mine. I’m envious of everyone in summer clothing and barefoot. It is cold here, although, today, the sun is shining.

  3. palolo Says:

    Very organized and great to see for family enjoy a fun celebration of life. Most families don’t get together often enough.

  4. Christine Says:

    This is a wonderful gathering for a good purpose! Thanks for sharing and the food looks delicious!

  5. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    Great party! I just had 8 friends over and barely enough seating for them. It was a day of madly dashing around cleaning up. I admire your neatness and ease of entertaining!

  6. Linda Reeder Says:

    What a wonderful opportunity you provided for family bonding and remembrance.

  7. DJan Says:

    Very nice gathering, Gigi. It looks like it was enjoyed by everybody. 🙂

  8. DeniseinVA Says:

    A wonderful family gathering Gigi, for a very special occasion.

  9. Beatrice Says:

    Good food, good times with family remembering those who have passed on and those with you and everyone looked happy.

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