May 11, 2013
Let Him Eat Cake
What a surprise to find this snapshot in a box of junk I retrieved from my mother's house.
Here are Mom and Dad on their wedding day, sharing their first meal as husband and wife. They are so young! So thin! (Mom weighed less than ninety pounds that day.) They look sweet, but very serious.
Dad is concentrating quite intensely as he bravely confronts the enormous chunk of cake Mom is trying to guide down his gullet.
When I mentioned this picture to Mom, she told me she learned an important lesson that day. When feeding someone, you need to make the bites very, very small.