Memorial Day

Posted by Alan Kovan on May 29, 2023 (0 Comments)

Memorial Day. 

Bittersweet every year. Both my parents passed away on Memorial Day weekend. My Dad in 2005 and my Mom in 2010. Each year that passes the pain dulls a little. Just a little. Every year I say to myself just get through it.

I watched Friday night services from Temple Israel on line Friday when they read both my parents names together for those observing yahrzeit. It is very meaningful. Every single year. 

Last night something remarkable happened. I received a text from a friend who asked if I was home. I replied yes. He came over and we had a beer on my porch. Nothing dawned on me until after he left and I realized 18 years ago almost to the day this same friend showed up out of the blue with bagels and coffee the morning after my Dad passed away and we sat in that same spot. In this post Covid world these instances are much less frequent. 

This post isn't meant to be a sad one. The take away is you can't make new/old friends. Cherish those friends who are close to you.

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