Pa & Ma’s Cebu Visit – Part 2
Posted November 6, 2005on:
As a tradition, we all troop to the cemetery every year on Nov 1 to visit our dearly departed. Last Nov. 1, we celebrated mass in the Matugas family crypt together with close and distant relatives.
The late morning mass ended at noon and everybody in attendance was invited to lunch at the Matugas family residence.
By evening, after a quiet dinner at home with our guests, Pa & Ma, we proceeded to put up the new Christmas tree. I used to have a 6ft tall tree but after buying a kiddie cabinet for Jake early this year, I now don’t have an extra space to move the round table to make way for the tree. I decided to buy a shorter one and set it up on the round coffee table that I covered in red and green.
Then to cap a full day, Pa, Ma, Jerry and I went around the city looking for a place to have coffee or just to unwind. Being a holiday, several establishments were closed. One of the few that stayed open was the Wineshop where we decided to spend a couple of hours munching on Spanish chorizo and sipping red wine…
The pleasant exchange of stories, jokes and serious stuff among the four of us was something I will hold dearly in my memory. Isn’t it just great to spend time with loved ones? Here’s hoping we all get to spend more of these special moments in the future.