New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Grief and gratitude: dealing with loss

 

January 14, 2019



My dad loved lutefisk. It's unusual that people do, and even more unusual that he did. My dad was born and raised in Japan and immigrated by himself to the United States at the age of 19. But when he was introduced to the technique of eating lutefisk he understood you have to put something on it to make it slide down easier because you don't want to make the rookie mistake of trying to chew. Most use butter, but Dad used soy sauce.

My parents were near the age of 40 when I came along, and Mom had lost a few pregnancies prior to my arrival. So this made me an only child and it was great! I d...



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