Aunt Mo moved down to the Gulf Coast to be closer to her loved ones. Most of the family lives down in Baker. Mo lives behind Jennifer and George’s house: she houses George’s brother in her side apartment. Behind her house is Tina and Jonathan’s place. A few streets over lives Tim and his boys, a few houses down from her sister Gloria.
Aunt Judy and I are ourselves amongst these loved ones, but we came from far away. Food is love, and Aunt Mo made us an aromatic, delicious satisfying lasagna. I brought pounds of Chicago mix popcorn (cheddar plus caramel), cookies and bread pudding my restaurant. Aunt Judy made a complex but light salad dressing, and super rich brownies. The dogs, Sandy and Lilly, were happy.