The road ends, but the journey continues...

Chocolate for Dad – Poem

Albert Peter Bruno
April 13, 1923
September 22, 2016choco_love

Chocolate for Dad

Shared squares of taste induced memories

Wisps of happiness

Deep cell remembrances

Of a life well lived


  1. Lulu

    Hi Laura,
    Just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you. I hope that you are doing ok with the terrible storms that are tearing through the coast. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Also, I nominated you for the Leibster Award if you would like to participate whenever you are back to blogging again. There’s no pressure at all to post about it, especially with everything else going on, but I love your blog and wanted to let you know.
    ~ Lulu

    • laura bruno lilly

      Dad’s funeral/celebration of life was yesterday…will be leaving for SC on Friday with hubby at the wheel of our little Toyota. As for those storms…Terry drove out of the Hurricane to come to me here…how romantic and valiant and loyal…It’s been a comfort with him by my side once again…
      Terry (hubby) likes to start the story: “I drove out of Hurricane Matthew to reunite with Laura after her Dad passed away…”
      And, yes, I will definitely look into the Leibster Award deets after I get back…thank you for thinking of me in these times as well as nominating me.
      take care

  2. Bob

    I’m very sorry for the pain of the loss of your father. Our solace is the knowledge that he is with God while continuing to watch over you.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank you for the reminder that He is continuing to care/watch over me during this time. Sometimes I forget.

  3. Loridr

    I’ve been visiting new blogs today (new to me), and I came across this sad time you are going through. My heart goes out to you. May you find some comfort as you grieve.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank you for stopping by and even venturing a ‘comment’ on a sad post. I visited your site and will peruse more as time passes. We have some things in common, paisan’

  4. Lulu

    Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. It is amazing and also painful the way our senses can jolt us into a memory so suddenly and without any warning. I am instantaneously transported to my grandfather’s kitchen when I smell freshly roasted coffee brewing in just a certain way, at just a certain time of morning, when the air is silent and still. Sending you love and prayers, and praying for your dad, that he may be in heaven and know the peace that only God can give.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Beautiful image of your grandfather’s kitchen and coffee aroma…
      Thank you for all your prayers and encouragements.

  5. Deborah Brasket

    I am so sorry for your loss, Laura. I love your line about “deep cell remembrances.” Our loved ones do become a part of our very beings, bodily as well as spiritually.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank you.
      If anyone ‘gets’ that line other than myself, I figured you would.

  6. Donna@GWGT

    So sorry for you having lost your dad this past week. He lived a long life. I know the loss since both my parents are gone., both in their 60’s.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Donna, your folks, gone too soon, too young…I do realize the gift of Dad’s quality of longevity and ache all the more for those such as yourself.

  7. Jennie Fitzkee

    So very nice, Laura!

    • laura bruno lilly

      Sweet compliment coming from ‘teacher’…thanks. šŸ™‚

  8. Jane Chesebrough

    Hi Laura;
    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing but happy for you that you got to see him. Those memories will hold you in the days and years ahead.I love your notice , well said and savoured.
    Just said a prayer for you for strength, continued creativity and heartfelt comfort in your Creator.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Jane, our shared hardship(s) make your prayer seem stronger to me…thank you.

  9. Lillian Batarseh

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear Father. May your beautiful memories sustain you and God bring you comfort.

    • laura bruno lilly

      I’m so glad you got to ‘know’ him…thank you, Madame Lillian

  10. Andy

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Laura. Sending thoughts and prayers across the pond to you. X

    • laura bruno lilly

      Reaching out for those thoughts and prayers…thank you.

  11. Janis

    May all your memories of your dad be as sweet as this. I’m so very sorry for you and your family.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Always remembered, never forgotten…
      Thank you, Janis.

  12. Linda W.

    Oh Laura. I’m so sorry. What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I’ll be praying for your family.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank you, Linda. Prayers are always a warm and fuzzy treat for me.

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