remembering grandpa

A bunch of rubber slippers outside the front door of one’s house usually means a good time.  Some of the happiest times in my life were spent at my maternal grandparents’ house in Papaikou.  I can just picture their stairs; …

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take me home

Ahh, the sweet scent of pikake.  Its heavenly smell takes me home sometimes, right back to Hilo and all of the memories that are as sweet as the scent itself.  Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted …

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he’s gone

He passed yesterday.  The kind of passing that a massive heart attack causes… the kind in which you don’t get to say goodbye, don’t get one more “I love you,” or that last Vegas trip… the kind that makes me …

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let it rain

Being from Hilo where it rains at least every day… that’s what it feels like anyway… I’ve always been soothed by rain.  One of the things I lamented in Vegas was that it hardly ever rains.   I would miss …

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zigs and zags and jaimie

One thing that brings me a smile & brings me closer to Hawaii is having visitors!  One of the major perks of living in Las Vegas is that people from Hawaii are constantly coming to visit.  Sometimes that visit entails …

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ice shave

Can you tell I’m a Hilo-girl?  It’s “ice shave” to us on the Big Island and “shave ice” to the rest of the 808 state. One of the pleasantries of living in Vegas is that so many island foods are …

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