Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Remembering Cong (my dad)

April 1, 2012
It was a blustery morning when we went to visit my dad to pay our respects and to remember him.

 But the children knew the reason why they were there and they all did their part:
 She's very detail oriented:
 Working together to get every area clean:
 We stood awhile to be in the moment.  E had lots of questions for dad... I'll spare you the details.  But  there were a lot of unanswered questions needless to say.  He's still trying to figure things out, that little guy...
 Then we went home to burn incense...
 My aunt was very patient and helped each child take turns with the incense.  She helped them say a few words in Chinese (as I wouldn't have had a clue what to say!)
 Down the line she went... 3 times for each child!  (i'm sure her back was killing her after this!)
 Then to the back yard to burn the joss paper:
 They did well until the wind blew the smoke in their eyes!
 Back inside to clear the table... What a spread, no?
Dad... we miss you...

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