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Entries from January 2013

Abercrombie administration appears to be leading attack on journalist shield law

January 31st, 2013 · 13 Comments

Just as I’m trying to slowly ease back into the world after my mother’s death, it was disappointing to read that the House Judiciary Committee, at the urging of the Abercrombie administration, has recommended stripping most protections from the state’s five-year old journalist “shield” law. HB622, introduced by former Speaker Calvin Say and several members […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics

Last gift (after Rivera)

January 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Not long ago, my mother had noticed that the mainland fruit company, Harry & David, had a sale on their Royal Riviera Pears. These are my mother’s favorites and, despite sometimes hefty shipping charges and her congenital frugality, they regularly appeared on holidays, special occasions, and of course when they were on sale. In this […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Photographs

Helen Yonge Lind 1914-2013

January 29th, 2013 · 57 Comments

My mother died this morning at about 7 a.m. in a hospice house in the back of Palolo Valley. The first photo was taken on Kahala Beach in late 1941. The second taken on Easter Sunday, 2012, during a visit to our home in Kaaawa. Before her recent decline, she wrote her own obituary. Here’s […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Obituaries · Photographs

On the beach 1941 (photos)

January 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I’m still just beginning the process of going through my mother’s photographs, most of which I don’t recall seeing before. This photo was taken on Kahala Beach, probably in 1941. One thing you notice is how much more sand there was back in that era. The sand is quite wide in this photo. Kahala didn’t […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

Thinking about “death with dignity”

January 28th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Another morning with no overnight telephone call from the hospice house in the back of Palolo Valley where my mother has been for the past week. It means she’s still alive. Barely. On Friday, I was sure she would not survive the night. On Saturday, I was sure she would certainly not survive another night. […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Health · Politics