A couple of years ago, he gifted my husband Denny with a BBQ barrel and helped him condition it for use. Then he taught him all the secrets.
Mom and Dad are coming to visit for Father's Day weekend. Denny will fire up the barrel and make the world's best smoked brisket. I'll make Mom's original recipe BBQ sauce. We'll serve the meat with slow-cooked pinto beans, cole slaw and jalapeno corn bread made from Aunt Flossie's recipe. Then I'll bring out the home-made Coconut Cake, rich in butter and eggs, like my mother used to make when my father was young. We'll tell stories and laugh. It will be a good day.
Dad doesn't have much use for store-bought presents now. He already has everything he wants. But you can never have too many good days.