10.31.10 All Hallow's Eve

Moonlit night 790 xxx
photo by george billard
My mother was born on Halloween. Today would have been her 83rd birthday. She definitely had witchy qualities: black hair and flashing black eyes, a long nose, and a fearless quality that was both admirable and daunting. But she was a good witch, and an even better cook. Her paella, enchiladas, shrimp scampi and huachinango a la veracruzana made for some legendary dinner parties. And the German chocolate cake she made for my birthday every year will never be forgotten. Here's to you, June Audrey Chávez Silverman, que en paz descanses. Thanks for showing me that, in all things, where there is a will there is a way.


June was one of a kind! Thanks for the memories... XO
Suzinn on October 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm —
My youngest turned 3 today! Quite appropriate for him too, devilish smile, prankster and loves the sweets! Quite a day for a birthday.
Alice on October 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm —
Probably an intense little Scorpio, right? Hope he had a fun celebration! xo
laura on November 1, 2010 at 4:16 am —
I'm sure your mother is watching you continue the cooking tradition and marvels at how much you remember about her. We all need good witches in our family.
Vivian on November 1, 2010 at 7:39 am —
I wish I could have met her. She would've been super proud of you.
Lisa on November 7, 2010 at 3:58 am —