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flew to Georgia to see Chad, Jamie, Declan and new baby Zeya this
year. Scroll down for Zeya pics as she has her own special
secton. Deanna also
spent time in Colorado
with Kirk, Melanie, Hudson and Brooklyn. She stayed a weekend with
Phoenix and spent a layover in Chicago with Larry and Dorica. She got
Garry, Sheri, Luke, Ivette, Sophia, Noah and Leah in Dallas on a
Dorothy on the way back home to Hawaii.
averages more than an hour a day on their new Boston Whaler. Thank you Mom! The model is a Montauk
150, a small fishing
boat large enough to take a few friends.
Lightly loaded, it will do just over 30mph. It has a small backup
motor, radio, and
navigation electronics. It
the Marina on the other side of the lagoon on which Willy and Deanna
live. The lagoon
connects to the ocean via the
Pearl Harbor outlet channel. Whenever
Willy goes to sea, he calls the Pearl Harbor Control Tower to assure
that no US
Submarine or Aircraft Carrier traffic will interfere with his fishing
plans. Willy has
more to learn about
fishing, as he has not yet caught his Marlin, Wahoo (Ono), or Mahi. He has caught other fish
Yellowfin Tuna, some Barracuda, and a couple Tiger Sharks. Willy did one surfing trip
via the boat. He
took a group to White Plains Beach (we
used to call it Barbers Point). Before
the boat, Willy built a fishing pole holder for his paddle board from
PVC. One day he
took it out fishing 2.5 miles off
shore. He hooked a
small Tiger shark that
got off after a brief battle, so he pulled his bait out of the water. He was sitting
cross-legged on the board, and
noticed the Shark had come near, and its head was inches from Willy’s
knee. Willy put the
bait back in the
water and this time he caught the Shark.
It was about 4 feet long or so, with a mouth big enough to
hold two fists
side by side. He
put the Shark upside
down on the board by his leg, took the hook out and released it.
and Deanna enjoy sharing our island and our water toys with visitors
and this year they did not have many.
Kirk, Melanie and their kids came for a few days. Jeff
Sato came and surfed at our nearby
beach. Joy, one of
Willy’s former bosses
from PG&E’s Nuclear Plant, visited and saw some island sights
Paradise Cove and Waimea Falls. John
Kristen Lohr came, played cards, barbequed and had some water time. They
also toured Hickam & Pearl Harbor. Dave and Brenda Gleason also
visited. Adam and Brook caught waves on Willy's big board. Willy's Mom came twice.
her first full year of retirement Deanna has learned to relax and
enjoy the birds that come to our backyard.
She tries to keep the feeders full and they will raise a
clamor if she
misses a day. She enjoys walking around our lagoon and taking pictures.
Quinn Davis, was born on Veteran’s Day, 11 Nov 2020.
Though all babies are a blessing from God, She is our
precious miracle grandchild #5. Zeya
is Chad and Jamie’s third, and she
started life with struggles. She
early at 30 weeks, at 1 pound, 11 ounces.
Zeya is doing very well, hoping to escape NICU in January.
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