Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Tommy

My stepdad used to tease me about being vegan, but once he said, "You know what drives me crazy about the way you eat?"
And I said, "What's that?"
And he said, "I can't cook you nothin' to eat.  I don't know what to make you.  And it drives me crazy."
He thought for a minute with this perplexed look on his face, and then his expression suddenly lit up.
"What about fruit?!  You can eat fruit, right?"
I laughed, and just said, "yes, I love fruit."
"Okay, then.  I'll make you a fruit salad.  A huge fruit salad.  Can I do that for you?"
"Of course.  I'd like that."
And he always made me fruit salads, huge ones... with all kinds of fruit, every single time I visited.
Happy Birthday, Tommy.
We miss and love you.

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