Goodbye to 2018

I would like to recap the previous year 2018 just for fun.

JANUARY:  Our daughter, Lisa, stayed with us for 10 days.  She treated us to a nice dinner at Hot Pot Heaven.  Lisa resides in Nevada:

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Also in January, David’s brother, Mike, and sister-in-law, Shirley, joined Lisa and the rest of our family for dinner at our home.  Mike and Shirley reside in Massachusetts:

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MARCH:  David and I attended an art reception at the Honolulu Country Club.  My friend, Suzanne McCrary, posed next to her oil painting of Kaneohe Bay at this art reception:

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Also in March, we had concrete poured into our patio:

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David painted the patio floor gray and the walls yellow.  He did a splendid job:

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Also in March, our friend, Hank, invited us to a banquet at the Koolau Ballroom in Kaneohe.  The banquet was a fundraiser for Manoa Valley Theatre.  That’s Portia, his girlfriend, standing next to him:

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MAY:  We attended a comedy, “Shear Madness,” at the Manoa Valley Theatre:

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JUNE:  David’s brother, Mike, and Mike’s family joined us for dinner at our home:

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Also in June, David and I invited Mike’s family to a burial ceremony at Hawaiian Memorial Park.  After a few moments of remembrance, we saw Robert’s urn being placed next to Wanda’s urn.  Wanda (David and Mike’s sister) died in 2007, and Robert, her boyfriend, died in 2017.  It was their wish that they be buried together:

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JULY:  David and I went to the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet for the first time.  I bought a shaved ice cone, which was refreshing to eat on a hot day:

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David looked at the T-Shirts, but didn’t buy anything:

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AUGUST:  David and I viewed the Okinawan pottery exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art:

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Also in August, our son-in-law, Grant, exhibited his etched glassware at the Made In Hawaii Festival at the Blaisdell:

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SEPTEMBER:  Lunch with my high school classmates at CPK Ala Moana Center.  We meet for lunch once or twice per year:

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OCTOBER:  David and I attended the Broadway musical, “Hello, Dolly,” at Diamond Head Theatre.  It starred Loretta Ables Sayre as Dolly:

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NOVEMBER:  My sister, Sylvia, treated me and David to a nice lunch at the Halekulani Hotel:

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Also in November, we attended a Hawaii Symphony concert, featuring Mark Votapek’s performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto:

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Also in November, we hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for a few family members (my daughter, Maria, and her family and my cousin, Ethel, and her husband, Hollis) in our home:

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DECEMBER:  We attended Ballet Hawaii’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Blaisdell.  The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra provided live music:

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Also in December, we attended our grandson Rylan’s Christmas concert at Ala Moana Center:

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Finally, our family attended a Christmas party at our nephew’s home:

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Lisa is currently staying with us until January 7.  This is her guest room in our home:

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Well, Happy New Year, everybody!  Let’s make 2019 a year of joy and fun!

7 Responses to “Goodbye to 2018”

  1. David Says:

    2018 was great, but I feel 2019 will be better! In January alone we will be attending two concerts at the Blaisdell and a birthday celebration for my beautiful and talented wife “GIGI”. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. DJan Says:

    Very nice recap of the year. Let’s hope for another wonderful year with family. 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    It was a good year for you, thanks for the recap!

  4. wisewebwoman Says:

    Thanks for the digest of your year, Gigi, may you both live long and prosper in 2019.

    XO
    WWW

  5. dkzody Says:

    You had a great year of social events. Good for you. Wishing you another great year in 2019.

  6. Kay G. Says:

    Enjoyed sharing this year with you! Good health and happiness to you and David and all your family and friends.

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