Persimmon Pictures (and memory of David)

For JNW’s color challenge, I saw the persimmon color here and there all week, funny how that happens.

Here I will share a few….

First, some sweet winter peppers (a large 2 lb bag for $4.99- nice).
sweet winter peppers with persimmon colored ones - priorhouse

 

peppers with persimmon color

And… some fruit and nut bread from TJs – with some persimmon colored fruit (apricot maybe):

persimmon bread shot

trader joes bread - persimmon fruit or apricots - priorhouse

My husband made Irish Nachos: Potatoes, japs, nitrite free beef sausage, and “persimmon colored” cheddar cheese.  It is a recipe that bassist Billy Sheehan tweeted:

irish nacho recpie from billy sheehan

 

And this orange chicken from TJ’s also had a persimmon tone…. slightly:

persimmon orange chicken

now foods protein

But my favorite thing that was persimmon this week – was the Shutterfly box that arrived in the mail, with a memory book for our neighbors,

Sorry to end this post on a sad note, but last summer, one of our neighbor friends passed away.

His name was David, an 18 year-old athlete,  who was playing in a baseball tournament down in Florida.  I guess he had a preexisting heart problem that they did not know about, and that combined with the heat one day… and well – so tragic!

I have a handful of photos from many years ago  – and when Shutterfly had a special on memory books last week (free book – just pay shipping) I decide to make an 8 x 8 memory book for David’s family.

And when the persimmon color box arrived – here is what it looked like:

persimmon colored box from shutterfly

in memory of david- priorhouse

 

In closing, David’s story is just another reminder for us to ALL to “be in the now”

Let us all take a deep breathe and appreciate this day for what it has.

fire pit in yard

 

 

 

Let’s appreciate the very gift of life –

even with any gunk, junk, or funk –

We really don’t know what a day may bring forth….

so enjoy your day, enjoy this very hour.

🙂

 

 

 


64 thoughts on “Persimmon Pictures (and memory of David)

    1. thanks so much – and n hindsight I wish I would have spent a little more time on centering the pictures or choosing payout options, and even the title is in an extra small font, but it was such a blessing as to how it all unfolded – because I actually found an old photo of him when I was looking for a “shadow” photo last week – it was a shot I did not even remember taking/seeing (spooky cool). 🙂

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  1. Delicious post, Yvette 🙂 Beautiful sweet peppers, I have seen 1.99 for just one piece in the grocery store. Irish Nacho your husband made looks so yummmy! Thank you for sharing, and have a great day, Yvette! ❤

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    1. Thanks Amy – and I know, peppers around here are also normally that price too – but since last November this warehouse store has had them in stock – for that price – ongoing. hm – oh and the nachos were a little extra tasty because he first scrimped the potatoes with a little baking them in olive oil…. “carb-o-licious”

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      1. me too – and actually nobody is eating them anymore – the first few bags went quick and this bag has been sitting full to where I might freeze them (or toss them if I forgot and I hate wasting food)

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      2. I like to roast it (cut in half first) to get the skin burned in black, then peel the skin off; make a sandwich with everything else…

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    1. thanks rommel – how sweet of you – and honestly it did not take too long (and in hindsight I should have previewed it a bit more) but the joy was for me too, ya know? and I am seriously moved also because to have such unique pics of this boy that I know his mom will appreciate – well it validated some of the choices I made to stay home as much as I did over the last ten years (to be with my kids) – anyhow, have a great day and thanks for dropping by –

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  2. I have never heard of those Nachos and they look SO GOOD!!! Persimmon is a great color. I am thinking about it….

    Very sad about David. The book will be treasured by his family forever you know? Very kind of you. ♥

    You summed it up very well “even with any gunk, junk, or funk”

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    1. thanks K- ha! and the nachos were tasty cos he crisped the taters – but I still prefer those stone ground tortilla chips, ya know?
      have a great day and looking forward to see if you get an entry for the OWC… 💕👍

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      1. oh man – yes, that was supposed to be wpc – not sure where those letters came from – I need to slow down with my typing because autocorrect moves fast too (or is someone going in and changing those letters – jk jk )
        but yes, wpc –

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  3. Lovely peppers and those nachos look amazing! I’m so sorry to hear about David, stories like this terrify me and I can’t help but think of all the “what ifs” when Ryan is doing sports. I know the odds are slim and the exercise is so important but wow, so sad.

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    1. yeah, I know what u mean Lisa – ♥ and what brings me some comfort is that I really feel the day of our passing is “appointed” – but it also makes me want to pause – and just appreciate those who are around – life truly is so precious and we do not know what a day may bring forth.

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  4. I’m eating a bowl of very tasty leftover pasta as I read this, Yvette, so deeply in the moment, but I had to stop eating to type this, cos you’re worth it! 🙂 What a special thing for them to receive. I remember seeing a similar offer and passing it by without a thought. But that’s not your way! Bless you- have a happy weekend.

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    1. well first of all – thanks so much for nice comment (<3) – awe! and I hope the pause with the pasta aided digestion – 😉 a bit
      and regarding the use of these promo specials – well I actually pass them up all the time – like right now I have ten free cards sitting there that I know I will not use – and I had a 20 dollar coupon that expired in dec – and I do not think I ordered anything from SF in at least 4 years even with all the freebies (and I forgot about their slogan to "look for the orange box")
      and this one actually cost 9.20 – 7.99 for shipping and then I ordered one extra page – but it sure beat making a decoupage photo collage (not in the messy crafty kinda mood these days) 🙂
      hugs and looking forward to your monday walk this walk

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    1. Thanks G – and I am delivering the book tonight, I saw the mom leaving one morning earlier this week, but I know she is going to cry when she see it and so I waited for the weekend to deliver – 🙂

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  5. How sad to loose a son at such a young age, your neighbours would really appreciate your thoughtful gift. Yes Y it certainly does make you stop and appreciate the moment and living every moment with joy in your heart and extending the hand of friendship to those around you.

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    1. Thanks so much Pomme, and I am not sure if I want to write a note in the cover or not. I am delivering it this evening so I have time to decide – I might just write on a card and include that in the book. and as I realized I had some precious photos of david – it really inspired me to keep clicking that camera at informal times (with balance of course…) 🙂 have a good day P 🙂

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  6. A wonderful post with your festive, colorful handprint connected with the enigmatic redemptive sorrow, a sacred piece of remembering, and thankfulness for a young soul. I actually needed to hear your exhortation of living for the now, today. It was the furthest thing from my mind.

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    1. Thx so much T – and I think I needed to hear it too – I felt it as I wrote it, ya know? just good to keep in mind, right? thanks for dropping by and cheers to enjoying the now ❤

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  7. Very valuable lesson there – to be in the now, and to appreciate it with all the “gunk, junk and funk”… well said! How nice of you to do that for your neighbours. I must confess I did not know what colour persimmon was… you learn something new every day!

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    1. yeah me too Kan – and I am not sure I have even tried a persimmon before- so that is on my list for 2015 – to try one…. (and go to Delhi to eat – maybe in 2016) ha

      thanks for peeking around the blog today – and the book for David – well I am actually honored that I had so many photos of him – it feels so meaningful – have a great day Kan –

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      1. Here to both the resolutions coming true! I visited earlier this week but realised that I had to return with more time on my hands to go through your posts and comment in a meaningful way 🙂 wish you a great day too!

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