Celebrating Four Generations on Mother’s Day

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photo from Tabora Gallery Web Site

“Talking Story” painting by Juno Galang

I interrupt my regularly scheduled food posts from our trip to Oahu to talk story with you on this Mother’s Day instead. After enjoying the quaint, quiet, and cozy North Shore of Oahu, we headed south to Honolulu, the antithesis of the north end of the island. Crowded, bustling, almost intimidating but we found a quiet spot near Diamond Head to hang our hats long enough to visit Pearl Harbor and @dormantchef’s family.

trip to Oahu April 2012

4 generations in the front row!

@dormantchef has family on Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. On Oahu, we visited his mom’s last living sister, her daughter, her granddaughter, and her great grandson – ages ranging from 95 to 6 months. It was a beautiful sight to see. Great Grandma, at 95, had the energy of a super healthy 80 yr old and a brain younger than that. In fact, it’s possible she had more energy than her granddaughter, who is struggling to survive the sleepless nights and nonstop effort involved in caring for a baby.

Great Grandma even crocheted each of us a lei and greeted us with a hug while hanging it around our necks. It reminded us of @dormantchef’s mom who always had a knitting needle or crochet hook in her hand while she watched endless TV – mostly sporting events, yelling at each play as though she was going to spear the athletes with her knitting needles, not create baby blankets and leis with them.

The visit was a highlight of our trip. Enjoy as many generations as you can on this Mother’s Day!

(photo taken by and courtesy of @techsavvyteen)

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5 Responses to Celebrating Four Generations on Mother’s Day

  1. sandy corman May 13, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    what a great picture. everyone looks so good.

    • Beth (OMG! Yummy) May 14, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Thanks! @techsavvyteen did a great job with that backlit window in the background. Tough shot to take.

  2. Georgia B. May 14, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    What a wonderful Mother’s Day post! Mahalo for sharing. I forwarded it to my hula group the “Gracious Ladies.” Such aloha in that picture. Along with “Tutu” that’s what you would call Great Grandma – a gracious lady. And how gracious she looks!

    • Beth (OMG! Yummy) May 14, 2012 at 10:24 am #

      Oh I always love your comments infused with a little Hawaiian linguistic history. Send a warm aloha for me to your Gracious Ladies Hula Group. “Tutu” was amazing – I hope her nephew Doug and our offspring have her constitution!

  3. Lisa May 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Honolulu is not for me…I lived in Waikiki, Kailua and Laie. I preferred the later two. Lovely pictures on your blog and Happy belated Mother’s day to you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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