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A simple cook in memory of a swell young guy...

calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
edited October 2017 in EggHead Forum
I wish this cook was for a happier event, but its a celebration nonetheless.

Close friends of ours lost their younger son to brain cancer last week, after fighting it for several years. He would have been 14 next month. Loved baseball, playing the drums, and cooking. He would help his mom in the kitchen starting from when he was a toddler, and would hang with me when I was cooking or bbq'ing. He once told me that he loved the smell of burning charcoal, and the flavor it gave to the food. And he was 8yo at the time! 

His cremation was today, so SWMBO asked that I burn some lump in his memory. I obliged. Nothing fancy - just cheeseburgers on the LBGE.

80/20 patties with sharp cheddar.


Homemade buns. Apparently there is some magic to getting the seeds to stick to the buns.


My plate - extra cheese, sriracha mayo, tomato, japs, squirt of bbq sauce, lettuce.
Pro tip - Boston lettuce is not for burgers. 

They turned out well. 

'Cue on, Archit. We miss you.

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    Props to you and Pease be with your friends family 
    Visalia, Ca
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502

    Nice cook. Sad story.   My sympathies to you and your friends.

    Phoenix 
  • Horrible. Sorry to hear. Keeping traditions like this going keep them alive in spirit. 

    Good luck helping your friends in the next months and years. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,242
    My heart goes out to the family of that child. 
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nice job all around.  Peace and blessings to all.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,956
    A very sad day with some comfort food. Prayers for the family and friends during this difficult time. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,278
    A fitting tribute for the young lad.
    I know you'll stay close, and help that family carry on through the most difficult of times.

    Peds Onc is the toughest inpatient specialty IMO.
    Second would probably go to the Burn Unit.
    Then ICUs.


    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    He sounded like he was wise beyond his years. 
    Beautiful gesture of rolling smoke for him. I will do the same tonight. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    edited October 2017
    ...it's not unreasonable to think we may cure it in our lifetime. 

    And you can bet Cancer, if it has not already, will impact your circle of family and friends. Well  said @nolaegghead.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    Nice cook buddy...
    What a caring group we have on this forum.

    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,722
    So very nice of you Cali.

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, Blackstone 36 and a baby black Kub.

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    Very nice tribute and tribute cook.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Sounds like a great young man.  So sad that he passed so young.  Very nice tribute to salute him with the scent of charcoal and burgers.
    Kelley 
    Egging with No Joke Smoke (Bruce), watching sunsets on the waterfront at Lake Buchanan, TX.  BGEs: XL, Medium,  2 MiniMaxes. 36" Blackstone.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,025
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • Prayers and thoughts for the family.  What a wonderful gesture to his memory. 
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,693
    Prayers to the family and all who are affected by cancer. 

    Good lookin burgers!
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    Praying the family finds some comfort in this most difficult of times. Cancer sucks.
  • hondabbq said:
    He sounded like he was wise beyond his years. 
    Beautiful gesture of rolling smoke for him. I will do the same tonight. 
    I think that’s a great idea.  I will grill cheeseburgers tonight, and think of this young boy who left us too soon.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    hondabbq said:
    He sounded like he was wise beyond his years. 
    Beautiful gesture of rolling smoke for him. I will do the same tonight. 
    I think that’s a great idea.  I will grill cheeseburgers tonight, and think of this young boy who left us too soon.
    Thank you both.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    I'm empathetic to the family.  It's more tragic when children go having otherwise had a chance to grow old.  We should all support scientific research in cancer...it's not unreasonable to think we may cure it in our lifetime. 

    Food looks excellent, as usual Dr.
    He had the best care available (Mass Gen, Boston Children's, MD Anderson). I sure hope this goes the way of polio and smallpox. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    Very sad time for all involved, nice way for remembrance.  I hope his family and friends will be able to move past the overwhelming emotions and eventually remember him without sadness.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,806
    Prayers for the family and yours - wonderful gesture on your part.
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
    @cailking Our thoughts and prayers are with Archit and his family. I will be glad when the day comes that cancer will never take another life.

    Tonight I will do the same. Roll smoke on the MiniMAX and make a cheeseburger and remember this young man.
    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    Hotch said:
    @cailking Our thoughts and prayers are with Archit and his family. I will be glad when the day comes that cancer will never take another life.

    Tonight I will do the same. Roll smoke on the MiniMAX and make a cheeseburger and remember this young man.
    Thanks, Hotch. 

    I may send the family a link to this thread , so they can hopefully feel the positive vibes and thoughts that folks have sent their way. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,662
    RIP.  FUCancer.
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
    Rolling smoke for Archit

    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    Thanks @Hotch. That's a big ol' cheeseburger :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • For Archit!  Grilled one for you, little buddy.


    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    Hours of smoke in memory of a special kid who loved his BBQ. RIP lil fella. 
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