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December 2010

Table for Four, Please

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FAMILY TIME
BY LILY KATZ
PHOTO: OMER SEHAYEK

I’m still sleeping but I know it’s morning. It’s Saturday and I know my family has no place to be, there’s no schedule to keep and, best of all, my mom is making breakfast.

She gets up before everyone and I can smell she’s making Maui Grown coffee. She is trying to be quiet but I can hear the pan for the bacon softly bump against the waffle maker. I know she’s making banana chocolate chip waffles, my favorite. I can hear our dog, CC, too. Her dog tags clap against her collar as she makes her way out the front door, following my mom to get the newspaper and pick a papaya from our tree on the side of our house. When I wake up I will set the table. But there’s is no way I’m doing the dishes!

Eating a meal around the table with my family is something I appreciate.… Read More

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