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My grandfather passed away years ago and hearing how my great uncle spent time with his grandchildren made me a little envious. I was envious of the memories they shared, of the wisdom they gleaned, of the stories they recounted. I'm thankful for the memories that I have of my grandfather, but I wish I had more time with him. I really hope my own children can have that with their grandparents.
My grandfather actually raised his kids in Egypt and then immigrated to Canada. Growing up, we loved hearing stories of Egypt so, every so often, my dad would bring home sugarcane or mangos and tell us about his life amid the pyramids while we pigged out. My dad loves mangos. I think it's because his dad loved them. I imagine they were fairly expensive in Egypt, where they grew up, but totally worth it! (The way that super sweet, juicy tang hits your tastebuds...YUM-O!)
This is my train of thought justifying making a dessert involving mangos! :o) I found this awesome recipe for Thai mango pudding. Although mango pudding is a traditional oriental dessert, I'd like to think of it as a kind of tribute to my father, my grandfather, and my great uncle.