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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ahhhh Hawaii

When I was about 4 1/2 yrs old we moved to Hawaii. I remember loving it there because we lived in quonset huts (kind of semi-circular houses) and my father built us a swimming pool out of canvas with grommets on top and rope lashed through them and tied to a wooden frame. My brother and I thought we were so cool because we were the only kids in the neighborhood with a pool. We lived very close to the ocean but the pool was the best!

When we were going over to Hawaii on the ship I got seasick. However, I wouldn't tell my mom because everyone who got seasick had to get a shot! I didn't like shots then and I still don't. So I suffered through and never let anyone know. Think about that: I was only 4 1/2 but I was smart enough to see people who got seasick come out of the doctor's cabin and talked about getting a shot and I knew I didn't want it.

But when we arrived in Pearl Harbor there was a mardi gras going on and my parents bought me a cute little outfit. I still have it to this day hanging in my office here "thumb tacked" to my wall. So this little outfit is 60 years old and still in great shape. Sadly, I'm NOT!! Think about that: bodies break down before mardi gras outfits. Hmmmm


  1. Connie, I just LOVE that you still have that outfit and I love that you have it out too and not packed away somewhere like most people!

    You have lived an amazing life, I love to hear your stories!


  2. Connie, this is the cutest thing ever! I LOVE that you kept this irreplaceable wonderful momento from your special and unique childhood! How wonderful.

  3. Connie it is such a gorgeous outfit! How wonderful that you have been able to keep it, that is so special!


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