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& Deanna moved to a home on the beach.
in Kapilina Beach Homes on Iroquois Point, in Ewa Beach. The beach is adjacent to the Pearl Harbor inlet channel on
side. Willy and
Deanna have an expansive
view of the ocean and Diamond Head, and often see ships and submarines
their window as they arrive and depart Pearl Harbor.
It is truly their dream come true to be living here! Surfing has become very convenient for
Willy. He has
surfed every single day at
least once since mid-July unless he was off the island that day. He
record run of 84 consecutive days (12 weeks) which only ended because
trip to Atlanta.
Deanna has settled
into retirement and enjoys being at home on the beach, her garden and
birds. She also has become a traveling Grammy. She has flown to see the
grandkids in Colorado and Georgia several times this year. On some
and his mom Dorothy have gone with her as well. It’s been wonderful to
grandkids grow and develop so many skills and interests.
and Deanna very much enjoy having visitors and showing them their
island! It is fun
for Willy and Deanna to help
visitors get the most out of their island trip.
This year we were visited by Kirk & Melanie and
their kids. Larry,
Logan, Tsurumi, Stephanie, Dana and
Beth & Kelsey also came. Pat and Heather recently visited. Surely
there were others!
and Jamie live
in Georgia. They
have a large yard with
a creek running through it. Their
loves going on creek adventure walks together. They
also set up a rope course for the boys
and are making plans for a treehouse. Declan
started kindergarten this year and is
driven to learn everything. He
endless energy and loves playing soccer. Kason
turned 3 and enjoys building things and
discovering how things work. He
started soccer this year. Both
a water safety class this year and continue taking swimming lessons. Zeya turned one and never
ever stops smiling. What
a joy she is! She
is our tiny warrior baby and has overcome
so much in her first year, having been born early and under 2 lbs. The Hendersons came from Birmingham to visit Willy and Deanna in Georgia.
in Colorado, Kirk
and Melanie enjoy all the mountains have to offer. They love to get
on ski trips and visiting national and state parks near them. Bluffs
Park is behind their house. They
family hikes up “monster mountain” on a regular basis.
The kids love the water and with an indoor
pool and outdoor pool nearby, they swim all year. Hudson
turned six this year and loves Ninja Nation,
drawing, and skiing. He
taking acting classes. Brooklyn
is 3 and
loves ballet, gymnastics, working puzzles and “pool swim”. She is also very close to
skiing all by
Willy attended his 46th
High School class reunion in Ohio.
you very much Rob and Becky Hickman for putting me up again. It was great for him to see
everyone! While in
Ohio, Willy got to visit Dave
Phillips and Kevin Strait, and went to Dayton to see cousin Tina, and Uncle Don and Aunt Eileen.
calls his new
Jiu-Jitsu group Team Pearl. Most
group are engineering students or instructors at Pearl Harbor Naval
they train at the
Pearl Harbor base gym, and sometimes they workout is on mats in Willy’s
yard. Some also
visit Ryan and Noel’s
school in Wahiawa, at Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu.
For a few months now they have been meeting on Saturday,
at an event
called Surf-Jitsu. They
surf at Willy’s
house from 7am to 9am, then they are on the mats from 9am to food time.
permitting, Willy spends time fishing from his boat.
He hopes to catch a nice pelagic fish, but
has not had much success. Fishing
bottom goes fairly well, but those fish are smaller and not the ones he
wants. He did catch
the largest fish he
has ever caught, beating his prior record by at least a factor of 4! It was a 6 or 7 foot
Galapagos Shark, which
Willy released. Willy
also caught an
octopus using a fishing pole, a first!
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