Mother's Day we changed it up Honolulu

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This past Mother's Day we changed it up Honolulu


FIRST: As some others have said "tis everyday" we should be nice to mum,Eugene and Ava Hicks mommy, mama, mother. I called my mother to say hello and we talked for almost an hour.  I can tell she is lonely,  as she mentioned she missed my dad, who had passed away almost 2 years ago now.  At 89, she is still like the everready bunny rabbit, still goin and goin and goin.  She does lose her balance more frequently now.


We live 5,000 miles away and sometimes it not attainable to go see her.  Each year, our daughter, her granddaughter sends flowers.  She is so thrilled and appreciates it immensly.


Vanessa with CanopyThis year, my wife wanted to do something different this particular day.  For Mother's Day, she wanted to treat instead of be treated.  She spent a day and a half in preparation and on Mothers Day I got up 3AM to help her get prepared.

We packed up the F-150 with the food items, canopy tent, netting to keep out the bugs and for sun protection or flying irritations, various cooking equipment, grills, gas canisters, surf boards, boogey boards, beach chairs and beach spreads.  Oh, don't forget the SPF 100 for me!


Off we traveled at 5:30AM to Ala Moana Beach park.  By being there early, we were basically able to pick our own spot.  After reviewing the options, next time we will choose a different location.  The location we were in was sufficient, it was on grass, with some tree shade and right the street from sandy shore.


Pickled MangoThe kids arrived just before noon and we had a substantial feast of teriyaki chicken, grilled burgers, rice, spam musubi, salads, chips and fresh vegetables.  Vanessa prepared a truly satisfying and hearty meal.  Treat was PICKLED MANGO!


All the kids went swimming and playing in the water.  Ala Moana is protected by a reef, so there is very little wave action unless you go further out.  Grandson Landon went into the water with one of our surfboards, an 8 foot Waverdier.  It was a GREAT day for Vanessa and that was the whole point!


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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Sounds like great food, great company, and especially a wonderful location!  What's not to love!

Jun 03, 2015 03:46 AM #1
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Folks, i like the way y'all celebrated Mother's Day and sit sounds like it was a great day for all concerned including your mom who is 5 K miles away. 

Jun 05, 2015 07:14 AM #2
Lynn B. Friedman
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Bruce Hicks 
Hello from the Mainland!
Think of you are your wonderful wife often.

Looking forward to seeing you when you do come to see your mom!
Your Atlanta friend,

Jun 14, 2015 03:04 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bruce Hicks - Rarely do people get it. You get it! I hope your mother is doing well. I was 34 years old when my spouse died and it took me 5 years to accept he wasn't coming back - which was too long. I didn't have any support. People thought I was young and would bounce back but I didn't. As the years went by, I thought frequently of those ladies who spent 50, 60 or more years with their lover and best friend and suddenly, they weren't there. It's much, much harder on the elderly because they had more life together as a couple and they need people like you - particularly family members to understand them. Loneliness is real. Staying connected, listening to them, understanding their needs takes true compassion and understanding. All the very best of life to you, your mother and your family too. 

Sep 19, 2015 01:17 AM #4
Donny Carter
Carter & Roque Real Estate - Frostburg, MD
Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert

Good Afternoon Bruce-

Pickled Mango sounds delicious! It looks like you worked really hard to give a deserving mom a great day.

Oct 23, 2015 04:00 AM #5
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