Monthly Archives: May 2011
When Memorial Day comes around most of us are planning a three day weekend at the beach or other getaway or planning the food for our picnic or outdoor barbecue. Over the years, I have been guilty of perhaps spending more time on what fun activities I have planned for my weekend rather than spending the time in sober reflection for the contributions that our military and fallen heroes have sacrificed for our nation’s preservation of freedom. So, this blog post might go a little way to correcting that error and be my small contribution to remembering our fallen heroes and veterans.
As Mother’s Day approaches, I think back of my dear Mom, Rose Pratiz Molina. Sadly, she passed away several years ago, but not without leaving an indelible place in my heart. As a mixed Italian immigrant, my mom had that famous Italian love of food and cooking and there are several Italian dishes a person can mention and in a flash I remember dishes my Mom made for our family and my mouth automatically waters, dishes like canolli, spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce and my all time favorite, osso buco.
So it is with a full heart and happy memories of days gone by, that I wish all Moms a Happy Mother’s Day.
The following video is a small tribute I pulled together last year for Moms. I would suggest that you check out Animoto in order to gather a few pictures together and create a quick video for a slideshow presentation that you can put together for free and send to your mom for this holiday!