Last Dec. 17, we had a family gathering to honor my mom's 9th day of passing. (GOSH, I still can't believe it!)
I was at Pen so I couldn't really help out with the dinner setting but when I got home, it didn't look like I was needed at all. My brothers and sister-in-law, Ginny did a marvelous job! My dad of course facilitated the whole thing. I was teary eyed because this was my mom's passion. To set up parties, flower arrangements and taking care of the menu.
I have to commend Teddy. He is our driver/cook. He prepared all the food and it turned out so yummy. He also took charge of being the lechon chopper. There is also Arnel, our driver/florist. My mom honed them to be more than just a driver. She taught them how to work on other things even if that task is somewhat on the feminine side of life.
Our pelota court was transformed into a dining area with the wall as the screen for the projector. Ginny prepared a slideshow featuring my wonderful mother.
It was a good night because we were with family and staff that have one thing in common. Our love for Jul B. Dizon.
The dining area.
The best part of the evening was when my mom's BFF, world renowned pianist, RAUL SUNICO came to the dinner and offered to play a few of my mom's favorite pieces.