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Bereavement Barbeque

post #1 of 14
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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):

post #2 of 14
Sorry for your loss. I beleive the food is a great thought.
post #3 of 14
Sorry about your friend. Sounds like you at least tried to make the best of a sad situation.
post #4 of 14
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.
post #5 of 14
Sorry ta hear about your friend's husband.

Smoke looks great and I'm sure it will be much appreciated! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 14
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.
post #7 of 14
Sorry for your loss Laurel. That was very nice of you to smoke some food for them. It looks great too.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
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 wink.gif

You all are a great bunch.
post #9 of 14
Im sorry for the loss of your friend. You are a good friend to the family
post #10 of 14
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.

post #11 of 14
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.
post #12 of 14
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...
post #13 of 14
Sorry to hear the bad news. Your are a very kind thoughtful person to do such a thing. My hat is off to you.
post #14 of 14

Kudos for the que!

Sorry for the loss.
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