18 01 2023

This January has started out as reunion month. Besides my birthday, we celebrated my first cousin Ernie’s and his wife’s 50th anniversary, their son’s wedding, and the ʻOnipaʻa observance that was the 130th year since Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaiʻi was overthrown.

Birthday cake materialized at Orchids restaurant at the Halekulani resort hotel on Waikīkī Beach where my friend Lori took me. My hubby came home with a cute whole round cake. I felt too lazy to take up his offer to shop at Macy’s where there is a close-of-business sale, but I remedied that today when I bought a new outfit and cheerful new bed sheets.

Ernie and Karen were honored at a nine-course dinner at a Chinese seafood restaurant. They flew to Honolulu from Palm Springs for their Golden Anniversary.

The next day their son Geoffrey married Jennifer at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Cocktails and dinner in the Maile Ballroom with slack-key guitar music by Harry Koizumi—oh la la!

Then yesterday I went to ‘Iolani Palace to meet up with hundreds of people in a peace march from the Royal Mausoleum to the Palace grounds.

We’re already almost three weeks into 2023! Let’s keep going!

Be well.




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