Of my father-in-law, Albert Catalano. No, it isn’t his birthday, or anything like that, but as I sat in the living room surrounded by the early morning darkness, I thought about him….
That same year, Al was home again in time for Thanksgiving. So, we had Thanksgiving at his beautiful apartment. I was a little concerned, as we were watching Angus’ mother while her family went to visit relatives for the holiday. Al wasn’t the least bit concerned about having two dogs…..bring them both, he said!
And, we did! Michelle crafted a little headpiece for Sadie to wear, and we giggled and laughed as my father-in-law invited “Pochahontus” and Angus to the dinner table.
As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this year, may we hold those who surround us close to our hearts and lives. We have all been admonished to do this, but on that Thanksgiving in 2003, we never would have believed that in January 2005, Al would leave this world behind. We sure do miss him….