The other day one of my nieces was packing for a road trip and shared this photo.
Sandwiches...simple sandwiches...wrapped in waxed paper so perfectly and so tightly that they stayed this way until unwrapped.
So...this is my dad and he is responsible for some of my family members knowing how to wax paper wrap sandwiches. My lunch sandwiches were always wrapped like this but of course I never paid attention to the process...it's just what my dad did...that and grow amazing tomatoes.
Whenever we would travel back home to our house from trips to see my mom and dad...we always had a stash of waxed paper wrapped sandwiches and other goodies to eat on the way home. We would always tell my dad not to bother but he was already cutting slices from roasts and getting out the Cheffo D'Urso soft Italian bread and wrapping up those sandwiches.
It usually took Den about an hour or two into the drive to ask me where my dad's sandwiches were...soft bread...roast beef or roast pork..mustard...these sandwiches were unbelievable.
I don't know why July 4th makes me miss him more than any other holiday...I guess because he loved it so much...fireworks, his children home, lots of food and plenty of leftovers for those waxed paper wrapped sandwiches!
Happy July 4th!