Chocolate is delish, but it makes you fat, Dan.
OT: Because of Slog, I will never be able to read the word enormous without thinking of Christopher Frizzelle.
My condolences, Dan.
That sounds exactly like something my Mom would do. Except she would have spent the entire time complaining about how bad their English was as well. Nevermind that she doesn't speak three words of German.
My sympathies again, and try not to get too drunk. Or if you do, be careful.
Very touching post. Sincere condolences to you and your family Dan.
It's so hard to lose a cool, fun to be with, wise parent, I'm sorry Dan.
Sweet story, D.
Taking Mom to Europe - such a good boy. She must have been so proud.
My condolences to you & you family, Dan. Chocolate and stories of your mom sounds like wonderful things to share with others.
I still haven't taken my mom to Europe, but we did pay for a vacation for her in Paris. But I did travel around France with my dad, who likes to pack as light as I do ... still wish we'd gone to that rave in Boulogne.
@1, I know the feeling, makes me want to hit on Christopher but then if he is "enormous", everyone in Seattle would have ridden that ride and you know what they say about THAT!
I guess we know what she took when she visited Newcastle.
very sorry for your loss, dan. great story.
Great story... I'd like to know if you brought back any Swiss chocolate. That would have made for an even funnier suitcase.
Condolences to your family... Hopefully you have a good/appropriately funny priest or deacon at the wake & funeral.
You're a mensch, Dan, even if you are lapsed Catholic. And your mother sounds like she was a delight and wise ot boot. Tipple some cocoa to her for the rest of us out here in cyberspace.
Wonderful story, Dan. Memories like that are the most precious. She'd appreciate the gesture.
I lost my mom a little over a year ago, too. I brought Vegemite to her funeral reception.
This post reminds me of a great website I was sent to yesterday:
My condolences to you and your family, Dan. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman. Great memories like this are priceless.
@13: I concur.
Dan, I hope your mother let you know you how happy you made her.
I can easily imagine that she did.
@13: I ask you: Is there any phase more redundant that "lapsed Catholic"? Surely it describes the majority of papists.
Couldn't we instead simply call the faithfully observant as "devout Catholics", and use the simple adjective "Catholic" to describe the rest of us?
@1 and @9 -- Thank you. My work is done here.
I raise my piece of chocolate to you and your mom. Tomorrow, I leave to visit my dear parents in Florida and the chocolate-covered pecans are packed.
A lovely memory for you, hold on to them Dan and I hope they bring you much comfort. Your mother sounds like she was just wonderful. Kudos for you.
Sincere condolences, Dan. Sounds like you and your mom had a great relationship. Hold on to the wonderful memories--it sounds like you probably have many.
I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I'm sure you made her very proud.
What a sweet story...as if having Savage Love reduce me to tears wasn't enough. She sounds like a sweetie and a riot. So sorry...
Sorry for your loss, Dan. My mother passed away from cancer two years ago so I feel your pain. The memories will keep you strong and I know she must have been really proud of you....
Lovely post, Dan. Thank you for sharing these sweet memories. Wishing you well...
When you are able, write an entire book about your Mom. Good therapy, and justified. I can't wait....
Let them eat Chocolate!
With love, Susan.
Thanks for sharing her, Dan.
I'm very sorry for your loss. The stories you have shared about the relationship you had with your mother touched me and my family (including my mother). My thoughts are with you and your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
What a great story. And I can see where you get your sense of humor.
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