Matt and Mandy
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“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Sept. 2009, 46

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy and their parents in the kitchen

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Wow! Fried chicken!

And mashed potatoes and gravy! And apple pie! When do we eat?

It’s not for us. We’re making dinner for Brother Albertson.

Why is the good stuff always for somebody else?

Yeah, aren’t you forgetting about us?

Of course not. But Sister Albertson passed away yesterday, and Brother Albertson feels terribly sad and lonely.

He may not even feel like eating, but we want him to know that we care. And maybe a hot meal will comfort him just a teeny little bit. What do you think?

I want to help cook!

Me too!

Wonderful! How about whipping up your famous Matt and Mandy salad?