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September, 2003 - Issue #28

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

 

FALL WEDDING

Ron and Aline of Ho'okipa Hale tied the knot with leis on September 5th..

AHHHH...

They toasted their new arrangement with champagne while Maria, the nice lady who performed the ceremony, looks on.

THE WEDDING PARTY

 

Say "cheese," Maria said, and captured the moment for posterity.  Interestingly enough, in China, the photographer generally says "qiezi" which means eggplant and which sounds like "chyedsa."

 

HEDGE SPLENDOR

 

The hibiscus hedge beside our home puts out bright red blooms all year round.  We like to lay on the couch in the afternoon and look out the window at it.

 

ITEY NITE

Bob fried eggplant from our garden

And makes a marinara sauce for our weekly Italian dinner, or "Itey (as in Italian) Night."

 

NEARLY ALL GROWN UP 

 

Both the back yard lawn and the neighbor cat are almost fully grown now.  It doesn't take long to make the grass grow on Maui.  This kitten was only a fraction of its current size just a couple of months ago.  He isn't bad but Camille thinks he has bad intentions.  Notice that nice farmer's tan!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Surprise!  Bob got to work on his 45th birthday September 25.  He is pouring tin cans from a jumbo bag into boxes at Maui Pineapple.  What a guy!  Camille made it up to him with a special meal of new potatoes smothered in broiled raclette cheese, cake and ice cream, a card and a present.

Shaun made a deal with Maui Pine to take Maui Recycling Service's recycled tin cans.

 

READY TO SHIP

Maui Pine takes all the tin cans from their pineapple cannery and bales them up for shipment to the mainland.

 

MAUI EKO COMPOST

This is where Bob took the cardboard and mixed paper to be composted on his birthday.  The beauty of this arrangement is that the materials don't have to ship off island to be transformed into a useful product.

 

PLASTIC TREE 

 

Most people use plastic bags as if they grew on trees.  A trip to the landfill verifies that they do, indeed grow on trees.  To prevent this, we take re-usable grocery bags to the store.  In Ireland, the plastic bag problem got so bad that the locals joked that Ireland's national flag had become a plastic bag in a tree.  They solved their problem by asking consumers to pay extra for their plastic bags at the store.

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