Author Archives: KarenWhite

Haiku はいく 俳句

贈り物天から花の舞い降りて おくりもの てん から はな の まい おりて A gift of Thanks floating flower onto carseat from Mom who passed. AS I opened my door a flower floated slowly into my car. A gift from my former Mother-in Law. Grateful,I had came … Continue reading

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One Lucky Day!

Back in the ’80s, when I was working as a bank teller, a customer I was helping asked me if I liked the “Pointer Sisters”(and I did), then would I like to see them in concert. Only thing, it was … Continue reading

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Scary Old Pali Road

Back in the ’60s, driving on the Old Pali road was very dangerous and scary.  Now only portions of it still exists since they made the new Lookout and Tunnels below. When strong winds or bad weather persisted, many would … Continue reading

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Haiku in English

渋滞にイライラ向かう目的地 じゅうたい に いらいら むかう もくてきち Rush hour time destination difficult Arrival a success (Idea) Driving is difficult Passengers are irritable Time is short End result accomplished ARRIVED on time!! Karen

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Driving Growing Up-Hawaii in1960’s

10 years old, that’s when I had my first experience driving a car. My Dad said to me, “I’m going to teach you how to drive correctly before any of your friends teach you the wrong way.”  So we went … Continue reading

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Mango Hunting Delight

In Hawaii we usually have 2 seasons of mango.  One in the summer and one in the winter.  Each has it’s own taste.  Summer season is hot and drier so the mango is sweeter and more flavorful but winter is … Continue reading

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What to Do? Good vs Bad

Raising grandchildren in this day and age is difficult!  Don’t hit or spank them is the general belief NOW!  When they were little, 2 years or 3, we used to spank their hand or give a wack on  the butt.  … Continue reading

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Year End Reflections

Every time I go to NACOS class, there is a slight fear that I might have forgotten something I’ve learned.  Only to be followed at the end of class with: a wonderful feeling in my heart, a clear head which … Continue reading

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Boring Summer

I’ve always gone to summer school or summer fun during the summer. But this one time, I begged my mother,  if I could stay home and  play with the neighborhood children. I think I was about 7 or 8 years … Continue reading

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Hike on Mariner’s Ridge

Mariner’s Ridge is in Hawaii Kai.  There is a trail at the end of the road between the houses.  Most of the locals only know of this since it is not a publicly known trail.  But it has a very … Continue reading

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