nice to meet you – a creamy peanut butter pie for mikey

by hungryrabbit on August 15, 2011

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie ... for Mikey

Dear Mikey:

As everyone mourned your untimely passing last week, the food blogging community united behind Jennifer. In an eloquent post, she asked us to bake a Creamy Peanut Butter Pie, a favorite of yours. She wanted us to share it with our love ones.

I met up with a few blogger friends and went to your memorial service. It was filled with people who’ve loved you since you were a boy, colleagues who miss you and those of us who wanted to be there for Jennifer and your girls.

The mood was initially somber, with everyone speaking a respectful muted tones and a slight upturn of the lip without being able to bring a full smile. We saw video clips of you being both tender and funny. Three of your childhood friends spoke of your passion for film and music.  The celebration touched on the greatness that I wasn’t lucky enough to have known personally.

“. . . We are sent to this world to do our work. Maybe, Mikey only needed 51 years to finish his job,” said Jennifer.

I didn’t have time to make the peanut butter pie last Friday, but after the memorial service, how can I not find the time to make a pie and share with the people I love?

Sincerely,
Ken

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

JenniferA August 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

Just beautiful, Ken.

Kulsum at JourneyKitchen August 15, 2011 at 8:32 am

Absolutely gorgeous pie. I too have been meaning to make the pie and would be doing so on this friday. There is always time to celebrate love!

Winnie August 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

Love the letter and the pie. xoxo

Gail August 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

I was struck by what Jennie said, too…maybe his work was done in 51 years.
As usual, a beautiful post, Ken….maybe even extra beautiful.

xoxo

Barbara | Creative Culinary August 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

Beautiful Ken. Everything.

Margaret August 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

Beautiful letter and love the pictures of your pie.

Diane {Created by Diane} August 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

beautiful post and pie

Angie @ Bigbearswife August 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

thats so wonderful that you could be there for Jennie at the service. Beautiful Pie and Letter to Mikey

Joan Nova August 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Eloquent message…the reaction of the food blogging community is equal to the sadness of this event.

Brian @ A Thought For Food August 15, 2011 at 9:18 pm

So touching, Ken… and beautifully said.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 15, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Beautiful post, Ken!

Tina@flourtrader August 16, 2011 at 3:21 am

Well written and touching. I am sure Jennie appreciates it.

MikeVFMK August 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

Beautiful Ken. Words, images, everything. Your writing and words get stronger every single post. Loved this one.

merry jennifer August 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

It was so nice to see you and hug you at the memorial service, Ken. I’m just now getting to my peanut butter pie today. Like you, I couldn’t imagine NOT finding the time to make one.

Elizabeth August 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

Beautiful and poignant Ken.

Lora @cakeduchess August 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Sweet Ken….you are such a doll. This pie looks amazing and your words are so touching. That line of Jennie’s makes me cry all over again.

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