One of the things I remember most about Dan is his laugh: loud, full, and hearty!
I feel blessed to have spent some wonderful family holidays at Dan's house. Even on the first visit, as part of my sister's in-law's extended family, I was welcomed into his home and embraced by his love and caring. And his excellent cooking!
He enthusiastically shared his recipe for Shrimp Corn Chowder with my mother and it's an all-time family favorite. He tenderly would make sure that the ladies had a hand if they needed it, while traversing the uneven sidewalks of the French Quarter during Mardi Gras. His passion for life was palpable and contagious.
My husband, Troy, and I are sorry that we could not attend the memorial service for Dan. He was a special man that will be greatly missed.