March 2013

There Was A Little Girl

When my oldest daughter Mehana was a toddler and as she sat in her high chair eating her breakfast in the sunny kitchen of the Haili street home, my father-in-law boisterously recited this short poem:

There Was A Little Girl

“There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.”–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/there-was-little-girl

Here I have a picture of Malino-one of my twin girls. She has curly hair. When her hair is up in a ponytail or a bun, there are spirals and ringlets that dangle at the nape of her neck, sometimes by her temple, and sometimes one little curl in the middle of her forehead. She is very good indeed! Horrid? I say, “NOT! ”

This blog entry is in memory of my late father-in-law Gilbert Michael Halpern. (March 22, 1941-July 26, 2007)

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Urban’s East Coast Trip

Urban left for the East Coast two weeks ago and he celebrated his 11th birthday in New York City. It was a full 10day trip from Boston to New York City to Washington DC. He also celebrated a second time in O’ahu while he boarded with his friend Logan and his mother Lorene who was also his chaperone in the East Coast. They were in O’ahu for the Kirk Banks Soccer Tournament held every year for teams that are preselected in the winter. He had such a great time and he brought back little gifts for his family. These are some of the places that he visited: in Boston: Concord, Lexington, Cambridge and Salem. In New York City: 9-11 WTC Memorial, Empire State Building, Circle Line Sightsee Cruise around Manhattan Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Spiderman on Broadway, NBC Studios. I forgot to mention that he also traveled to Philadelphia: Independence Hall and National Constitution Center and in Washington DC: Washinton DC Memorials at Arlington National Cemetary, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, a ghost tour in Alexandria VA, National Archives Capitol Building, Supreme Court and Library of Congress, & Smithsonian Museums.

Mar. 28, 2013

The 11 year old profile

When I said goodbye to Urban two weeks ago as he was preparing to leave for the East Coast, I also said goodbye to a 10 year old Urban. Here he is today as an 11 year old.
Mar. 28, 2013

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The Observance of Good Friday

The significance of Good Friday is to reflect upon the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. You can still go about your day’s tasks but I highly encourage each and everyone to stop for a little while to give thanks to the One who paid the ultimate price for our sins. By repenting and accepting His forgiveness, we are free from bondage and guilt of any past sins and we are able to let go and move on. We can always experience a brand new day and life in Christ! You can find the whole story about Christ’s death and resurrection in the Bible: Matthew 27:27- Matthew28:8

March 30, 2013

The True Meaning of Easter

Nothing can compare to the gift of Jesus Christ. “He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”- Hebrews 13:8

If you’re interested in viewing the Easter Sunday message online, you may at http://www.newhopehilo.org. Click on resources, click watch, then click Life Changing Moments by Pastor Sheldon Lacsina 3/31/13 series: life at its best. From there, you will be connected to their You Tube channel.

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Copyright 2013 Myra Halpern
All Rights Reserved

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