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Sunday, July 11, 2010


There are two flowers associated with my remembrance of Pearl.  Of course, that yellow tree, (Cybistax donnell-smithiiand I will be visiting the Big Island nursery that sells it on July 19.  There is also the sunburst, which I gave her when she was in the hospital after a breast cancer operation almost thirty years ago.  She brought this plant home, and carefully cultivated it, giving away bulbs to friends and family.  Well, this flower just bloomed today on our roof.  Click on those flowers above to see what they look like.  

I was planning to complete my Book 3, SIMPLE SOLUTION Essays by now so I could give them away during our Big Island reunion/celebration, but it looks like this will take another month before it gets published.  It is dedicated to Pearl and the cover will be the same color as that tree.  On the back cover I tell her story and use the photo of her with the sunburst.

Here is the one in bloom now on the left.  In case you did not know, this hibiscus below the sunburst is the State of Hawaii flower.

For any of Pearl's friends reading this on the Big Island, some of us are meeting at Pearl's mother's house (1874 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo) on Monday, July 19, at 8:30AM, to drive to the site on Mauna Kea where we tossed her ashes a year ago that day.  Please join us if you can.

There are two disturbancies that just popped up, one off Central America and projected to move west toward Hawaii, and a second east of the Philippines, which should not attain hurricane status when it gets close to Manila in a couple of days.

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