Tài liệu: Dream Dinners
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t was a typical November day in the Paciﬁc Northwest: gray, Idamp, and cozy. My daughter, Karlene, was home for the ﬁrst time since leaving for college. We drove up to Anacortes, Wash ington, on Fildalgo Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, where my parents live. Along the way we picked up my grandma, Karlene’s “grammy,” my mom’s mom. Four generations sitting around the dining room table overlooking the crashing Novem ber waves on the beach below my parents’ home. My dad built a crackling ﬁre in the ﬁreplace. Our goal: Now that we have given our families the dinners, how do we help them have a successful dinnertime? With all four generations of dinnertime participants, we came up with some triedandtrue family practices for the successful dinnertime. It was a bittersweet time for our family. Grammy had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away less than a month after this special day. I am so grateful for that day and the wonderful memories we all shared together. This book includes those wonderful memories and more from Tina’s fam ily, too. Dedicated to our families’ traditions . . . and to Grammy.