Joan Hisaoka Memorial and Celebration Service


Today is the memorial and celebration service for Joan … I am in Chicago and won’t be able to make it back in time. But that doesn’t mean I can stop thinking about her — we never traveled together but we had some common experiences including Machu Picchu.

When I traveled to Iceland, I had an opportunity to see the northern lights one evening and took this foto handheld around midnight. I loved telling Joan about the experience and sharing my fotos with her.

There won’t be any show posts today or any other for that matter … this is Joan’s day … the show recap will appear tomorrow.

Here’s that wonderful eskimo proverb again:

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love
of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know
they are happy.

About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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