As with a year ago, I have a little to say about cooking or baking, but rather I reflect upon a day that will forever be engraved in the US History books as a day that 21st Century Americans lost their sense of invincibility. It is also a day in which the absolute good and the absolute evil of humankind collided. And, finally, as a day in which I lost a friend, one whom I had not seen for years, but whose family made a lasting impact on my life.
I was but one beneficiary of many of the generosity of the Goodrich Family of Bennington, VT. Parents Don and Sally, and siblings Foster and Kim, lost their child/brother, Peter, to the events of 9/11. Before and since that time, however, the world has benefited from the Goodriches' generosity, sense of humanity, and kindness. The world, yet, was hit another blow with loss of Sally in December 2010. She led a strong fight, but cancer eventually took her body. Her soul remains in the many whom she has nurtured and guided. I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones who has had this angel touch my life.
To read more about this remarkable family, please see The Peter M. Goodrich Foundation website.
Peace to All.