They accepted the news better than most of the grownups.
Sydney did have one question: did Oma show Opa where the Smartie cookie recipe was?
Oma will always be remembered for these special cookies. I did not get a chance to ask my Mom where her recipe was, but she got it from her sister who gave it to me.
I have had it for a year but had not made the cookies yet. Sydney has been asking. I thought as we gathered to mark the one year anniversary of her death as a family, a batch of Smartie cookies was in order.
And they were packaged with lots of curly ribbon and the recipe.
I think Mom would approve..