Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Milkshake and Memories: Updated

Originally posted on March 27, 2010

In the plans for today is getting a milkshake (ideally a frappe, but those are hard to come by outside of New England), preferably coffee. You see my dad passed away March 27, 2004 and when the first anniversary came I was not sure what to do, I did not exactly want to celebrate, but marking the date was definitely in order.

So I got a coffee shake because my dad loved them, and he taught me to also. It felt right and so now every year on his birthday in September and on this day in March I get a milkshake, remember, and raise my glass to my dad.
My dad who loved to read, the ocean, and mountain climbing especially the White's in New Hampshire.  Who preferred classical music but also introduced me to The WeaversPeter, Paul and Mary, and Beyond the Fringe.
So probably I can convince Elisabeth to join me in a milkshake and someday when she is older I will tell her why we are having one on this day and who her grandfather was.

Update: In the last year Lisbeth has begun to learn about grandparents and how that works; that Bonne Mamy is my mom and Grandma is Daddy's.  So this year it begins, as we share our milkshakes, telling her  (and Liam) about their frappe loving grandfather.


  1. This is so wonderful. Hugs to you today, Joy!

  2. What a great idea to celebrate such a tremendous influence!

  3. Aww, this is so sweet. I'm sure it would make your dad smile!

  4. I'm sorry this comment is so late - but I love this! I hope you had a wonderful day sharing milkshakes with your littles :).