My brother-in-law, Paul Scarlata, has been gone now for 14 years. It’s hard to imagine that much time has passed. Although he never had children of his own, he was always doing things with kids, making them laugh and playing like the big kid he really was.
He was greatly loved by all of the family, and it was such a big loss when he passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 52. He made wine every year and gave it away, never taking a dime from anyone. My ex-husband Larry still makes wine in honor of his brother, using the same recipe.
Paulie would be so proud!
So today, a day late, I say Salute Paulie! We miss you like crazy.