My Visit with Paul Munyon
Helping a first-time grandpa-to-be with his daughter-in-law’s baby shower
Paul Munyon is like a brother to me that I never had. I have known him and kept up with him since junior high, about 1970. For me, catering the event in Tallahassee last August was much more than a shower for Meredith Munyon, Paul’s daughter-in-law and the wife of Paul’s son Patrick. It was also a tribute to Paul’s friendship and a celebration of the coming birth of his first grandchild.
What a great occasion it was, to see family members, old friends and neighbors, and celebrate nothing but happiness! Colonel Paul Munyon served two six-month tour in Afghanistan with the U.S. Air Force before he retired. We just call him “Grampa” now. He was very proud to see his son and his daughter-in-law happy and ready for the new addition to the family.
We had beautiful weather. About 55 people came. We served meatballs, lasagna, rice with veggies with a touch of oriental style, small sandwiches with different meats and cheeses, mixed green salads and trimmings, bread rolls, roasted peppers for bruschetta. Some pasta, gluten free for Meredith.
I enjoyed meeting Meredith’s friends and family. I would like to personally thank all of the folks, including Norman Munyon, Paul’s big brother, for coming by the kitchen and saying “great food, some of the best I have ever had!” That makes any Chef feel great!
Thanks also to Lafayette Presbyterian Church for allowing me the pleasure of working in their big beautiful kitchen! I felt right at home. They had all the equipment I needed.
I ran into Patrick, Meredith, and the baby at the annual Springtime Tallahasse Festival in April. The proud parents and the baby are all doing fine. He’s happy as a lark! Maybe we will see you when we cater your high school graduation. They grow up so fast…
I hope you enjoy this slide show of scenes from the shower.
More info on the event at The Munyon Baby Shower.
Thanks for stopping by!