guerrilla goodness: dinner with jimmy…
October 4, 2011
Shortly after the O magazine article came out, I got a lovely letter from a woman named Dolores. She wrote:
Your little acts of kindness are great!! I’ve been looking for ways to do something in remembrance of my son, Jimmy, who passed away in Oct. 2009. He was an adult, but it doesn’t matter how old they are when you lose them, the loss of a child is something you never really get over. He was handsome, kind, sweet, thoughtful and a good cook. Maybe you have some ideas.
I thought about Dolores a lot the next few days, maybe it was the mother in me connecting to the mother in her, no matter how big or little our boys are- we love them dearly. So I wrote Dolores back and asked her what Jimmy loved to cook. She said he made the best spaghetti and meatballs, and other Italian dishes. It all sounded so wonderful to me, as food holds lots of community and love.
While cooking a dinner myself one night, it sort of hit me. I wondered if Dolores would mind if we joined her in remembering Jimmy, remembering his kindness through cooking, to honor the way she loved him and the way he loved to love. Dolores and Tony (Jimmy’s brother) said yes!
So here’s the mission:
1. Make your best Italian dish!
2. Invite a friend to share it with- I’m sure this part will be NO problem!
3. Send Dolores a picture of you, your dish, family or friends via Kindnessgirl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post a picture and send us a link, or blog about it! Or even just tell us what you made in the comments. You can also post a picture on the Guerrilla Goodness Facebook page too!
4. Let’s see how many people and yummy dishes we can offer as kindness!
This mission will end on October 18th, two weeks from now! Invite a neighbor, an old friend, someone you love…we can’t wait to hear about it!
Calling all foodies! Please share your recipes or ideas, we will link to your blogs! Gluten free, Vegan? Let’s see how wide and far this mission can go!
eta: you can see pictures from the mission here!