Airline tickets: $430
Two hours with my father’s friend and colleague — all of my siblings and spouses, and several of our kids — listening to stories about my dad and mom….priceless. Dr. Smith worked with my dad from 1959 until his death in 1987.
The wedding was beautiful, the reception was lovely, and the music went swimmingly.
But the hallmark of this trip, I believe, will be those hours of laughter, tears, questions, revelations. The winks and nods and fingers lovingly pointed by the spouses when a certain trait of my father’s was described. That’s you, babe.
Bonus: my husband and oldest son shared the experience.