This past Friday, my family experienced peace and healing in their hearts.
In October when Zio Tony's best-friend, John Judge was suddenly killed by a hit-and-run car leaving our family restaurant, Astros's Pizza and Felice's Ristorante. He had just enjoyed a meal with our cousin Joey Lupo, walked across the street to simply go home and that was the time they saw him. They pleaded and pleaded for the person to come forward, but there was no such luck. It was difficult seeing the pain in Zio's eyes and heart, and taking over his soul. There was no closure, just heartbreak of the loss of true friendship.
Part of me felt his pain. In 2005, a former co-worker (who was finishing up his internship for Grad School) and close friend was shot and killed at the age of 23. They never found the person who took his young life. Every once in awhile I take a deep breath and look on "America's Most Wanted" webpage and see if there has been any leads. But nothing. I know the hurt of no closure and a broken heart.
So I sighed in relief for Edward Orr's arrest. Personally, is just not enough, simply too low. But since I have no experience in law enforcement, I will take faith in our law enforcement since they clearly have more knowledge.
On another note: I hope everyone stayed safe during the snow. I spent some time with my husband and daughters, it was their first time playing in the snow. And the enjoyed every moment of it!
And most importantly, I did accomplish steps towards selling our fresh homemade tomato sauce. We will be selling the sauce in two sizes 16 ozs. for $5.50 and 32 ozs. for $7.50. They will be sold in plastic containers, simply only because it can be easily be frozen. However, later they might go to glass jars. Or both plastic containers and jars. Since this is a new venture for us and the community we are taking it slowly to see how it goes. They will have a gold foil labels on the front and bottom with the ingredients. So the containers have been ordered and labels are currently under construction. Each day I'm getting closer to accomplishing the "tomato sauce mission of 2013" which is what I call this project of mine or really Astro's and Felice's since they make the sauce. I just use it and love it!
So Happy Monday (even though it is still Sunday, but nothing is worse than the Monday blues)!