Mele Kalikimaka 2010
Fishahman’s Christmas Tree
by Captain Tommy D.
Da night she clear
da sky be blue
I heard some tings
but neva knew
come morning brah
wat Santa wen do
to one fake tree
da kine fishing stuffs
he gave to me.
An Inspired Tree—by Connie D.
It stands tall all decked out
with hooks and different colored skirts
hanging from its fake branches. Mr. Blue
at the top sticking up his nose
at the tempting banquet.
Not today Captain,
Jason is doing well. He has a job and is in a relationship. Mr. Bruno died suddenly much to our dismay on Saturday December 17th 2010 seven days shy of his seventh birthday. He is deeply missed. Tom is regularly published in Hawaii Fishing News; his poem above was published in the December issue along with another photo of his fisherman’s themed christmas tree. He continues to stay active and is a constant source of inspiration. Connie published Saturdays with Lillian and launched it in October at the writing retreat at Windward Community College to a surprised and delighted Lillian Cunningham. Lillian is our continued inspiration and we dedicate this book to her as well as to the Writing Retreat. Connie extends special thanks to her good friends, Alice Folkart, Anne Miller and Ken Burtness for editing assistance and moral support. Connie was recognized in Rain Bird, W.C.C.’s 2010 Windward Style journal, with the Kolekolea Honorable Mention for her poem “Writing Retreat” pg. 94. They published three of her poems.
Connie visited family in New York in August. She also traveled with family to Old Orchard Beach Maine and had a wonderful time. Tom and Connie went to Las Vegas in October, and saw five shows in five nights. We highly recommend the Cirque Shows, especially Love, Believe and Zumanity. We are planning a trip to Italy in September 2011;in the meantime we are learning Italian using an instant immersion system similar to that of Rosetta Stone.
Her latest book, Letters to a Prisoner by Connie D., will be available on Amazon.com, January 2011.
For more info go to my blog: http://www.corneliadedona.blogspot.com/
OR watch the video: Connie speaks to Habilitat http://www.viddler.com/explore/habilitat/videos/35/
This video will also air on OLELO, our local TV channels 49 & 52 on Jan. 11-14th 2011.
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season—we love hearing from you!
Aloha from Hawaii--Tommy and Connie