Monthly Archives: September 2012

One last Aloha.

The Hawaiian greeting Aloha can mean either hello or goodbye. This may be due to the fact that when you’re in the islands you don’t know whether you’re coming or going. Something about Hawaii – the sound of the waves, … Continue reading

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Our hoaloha hulu.

Everything about Hawaii – well, except maybe for the prices – seems gentle. Especially the language, where at some point in history they took most of the consonants and apparently packed them off to Germany. The Hawaiian word for bird … Continue reading

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Work, work, work.

E kala mai ia’u to those of you who are wondering why the blog is up so late today. We are in the Aloha time zone, and, as Calvin would say, the days are just packed. It starts with coffee. … Continue reading

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Squawks.

We all think we know what the term “broody” means. It rhymes with moody and is often used interchangeably with that word, or we use it to describe someone who is ruminating over melancholy thoughts. Webster’s defines it as “given … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah.

All the visitors have gone home but we haveĀ many great memories from the birthday celebration. And a few more photos that I just have to share:

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Happy 90th, Phyllis!

It was 1922. Warren G. Harding was President, Ulysses was published, the first US naval aircraft carrier was commissioned and the Eskimo Pie was introduced. The stellar event of the year, however, was Phyllis’ birth “on Grandma’s farm”, as she … Continue reading

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Buster’s Posse Returns

Have you ever seen a Chihuahua smile? Buster was one very happy muchacho the day his family returned to claim him. We all enjoyed the sunny end-of-summer weekend: For reasons no one fully understands, the girls’ favorite activity of the … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

Celebrate! It’s someone’s birthday!

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Three Dog Nights

Why just a duo of dogs when more is merrier? When we heard that grand-pup Buster was going to cool his heels in a kennel while the family was away, we offered up our Animal Farm as an alternative and … Continue reading

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