Feb 21, 2013

The Centerpiece Ran Away

A close approximation

Today I am picking up my granddaughter at La Pietra and driving her to Punahou, where she will meet up with Mark to do her homework.  We are planning to do this frequently, so her parents don’t have to get involved with homework issues.

Driving to Punahou (or the thought of it) always brings back memories of picking up Ian and his friends lo those many long years ago.  Today I am remembering when Ian was in 8th grade and part of the curriculum involved cooking.  Among the activities was a tour to the Hanohano Room, where they met the maitre d’ and ate Strawberries Sabayon.

The final “test” was to put together a “dinner” and invite a guest  – most people invited one or both of their parents.  Not Ian and his friends.  They invited the maitre d’ of the Hanohano Room, who was happy to attend.  I have no idea what they served him, but a key part of their centerpiece was Ian’s Jackson Chameleon.  Ian’s idea, I am sure.

Needless to say, it escaped during the meal.

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Gloria. Circa 1955.

Gloria. Circa 2012.

Other than working for the American Red Cross in Korea for two years, Gloria Garvey has lived in Hawai`i since 1971. Her opinion and other writing has appeared in: The American Philatelist. Honolulu Weekly, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star Bulletin, The Star Advertiser, Hawai`i Reporter, Pacific Business News, Island Scene, The Design Management Journal.

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