Passover Seder Table
On Saturday, Larry and I, along with my Mom and Step-Dad and my Auntie Mae drove out to my cousin's house in Valencia for our family Passover Seder. Total count this year: 26 people!!! Yikes! It was crowded, but everything turned out beautifully.
Our menu was the same as in past years. We've really perfected all of our specialties. Basically, my cousins, Marilyn and Carolyn and I cooked everthing. Auntie Roz (my Mom) and Auntie Mae (Marilyn's and Carolyn's Mom) brought many of the extras (dessert, dishware, wine). I added a new cover to our Haggadah this year. The Haggadah is the "script" that we all read, telling the story of the Exodus. For this year's cover, I found a great picture of Charleton Heston in the role of "Moses".....very colorful.
Whenever we have these family gatherings, it brings home the fact that my Dad, George, isn't with us any longer. He wasn't particularly religious, but he always enjoyed being with the whole family. We also missed my Uncle Marvin, who passed away recently. He always rejoiced when the family celebrated together. There were a few cousins who couldn't attend too. Hopefully, they will make it next year. The rest of us sang songs, ate, visited and had a good time.