Bereavement Barbeque

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sumosmoke, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It had been a while since I had fired up Lala and it must've been time because I was notified last week that one of my dearest friends lost her husband to suicide. We have known each other for over 10 years and started our professional careers together at the same company, on the same team, sharing a cubicle. Jon and I went to her wedding and it was tragic that she ended up burying him on their would-be 8 year anniversary.

    Not dealing well with funerals my first and only thought was to get her and her immediate family some food (they didn't have any children but her family was close and his was flying into town). Thought a pork bbq would be appropriate and smoked up 18# of pork, 3 slabs or pork spare ribs (rubbed with Jeff's rub), and a double batch of Dutch's beans. Bought bags o' buns and some bbq sauce and delivered to her door, which they immediately unwrapped as I got the trays in and was being munched on as I finally sat down.

    Here is some qvue of Lala's first bearevement smoke (and hopefully her last for a while):
  2. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry for your loss. I beleive the food is a great thought.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry about your friend. Sounds like you at least tried to make the best of a sad situation.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear the circumstances of the smoke but I'm sure it was very much appreciated and looks good. Since you and I have become such good friends I know your other friend really found comfort in your being there for her.
  5. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry ta hear about your friend's husband.

    Smoke looks great and I'm sure it will be much appreciated! [​IMG]
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The vittles look fine laurel, you sure are a sweetheart fer doin it. Sure am sorry ta hear a yer friends loss, teller the folk in the holler be thinin of em.
  7. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry for your loss Laurel. That was very nice of you to smoke some food for them. It looks great too.
  8. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As always, thank you all for the kind words ... I always think of the gift this place has taught me, the art of smoking meat, and how I thoroughly enjoy passing it on for others to reap the benefits [​IMG]

    You all are a great bunch.
  9. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Im sorry for the loss of your friend. You are a good friend to the family
  10. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    At a loss of words here...very nice gesture for putting on a superbe meal, I'm sure any of us would wish for better circumstances...sorry about the loss, times can be tough on alot of folks right now.

  11. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm sorry to hear about you and your friend's loss. Having lost a father years ago I know firsthand how helpful it is to have people bring food. That was a very thoughtful thing to do and I know that it was greatly appreciated.
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So sorry to hear of your loss Laurel! My heart goes out to you and your friend. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

    The smoked food is a wonderful idea...
  13. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear the bad news. Your are a very kind thoughtful person to do such a thing. My hat is off to you.
  14. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sorry for the loss.

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