Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Funny Valentine

On this day last year, Maura and BFF Katie prepared dinner for both sets of parents at our house. In true Maura/Katie style, they turned the evening into An Event-- a cooking show, complete with aprons, chef's hats, flair,and sketchy Italian accents. For a "commercial break" they performed the flower duet, Dome Epais, from Lakme, which they had sung together in a high school choir concert, and then went back to cooking our feast of chicken and had an Italian name, but i can't remember it. I just remember Maura.
How sweet that on her last Valentine's Day, Maura made us her Valentine.


Michelle said...

I love the hats! What a cute idea they had. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.

Thank you also for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate it. You may not know this, but your encouragement and has kept me going. You have been a wonderful friend to me.

Happy Valentines Day.

Anonymous said...

I loved that video of the two of them when I saw it last year! It captured their personalities perfectly.

Jim Coffey said...

Love it - such a clever idea. I wish I'd seen it before Valentines so I could use this idea myself. I'd love to watch the video if it's on youtube somewhere.

Kathy said...

Happy Valentine's Day...a day late which is what I seem to be chronically these days.
I saw a snippet of the official video in one of the news casts about Maura. You should post it here :)
From Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", a book I loved!

Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move then around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it."

"Life has to end," she said. "Love doesn't."


curlycue123 said...

What an awesome idea! That doesn't surprise me...just like Maura to come up with something so creative...and entertaining!

I think about you often...just wanted you to know!


P.S. Jackson says hi! (Well, not REALLY....not quite talking yet, unless you count "dadadadadada"...but I'm sure he'd say it if he could!)