Monday, April 14, 2014

Aloha Attire

One of my hobbies is Genealogy or family history researching.  Part of this hobby for me is transcribing records for and  The past few days I've been transcribing obituary records on FamilySearch for the Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin.

I've transcribed obituary records before but this is the first time I've ever seen mention of what to wear at a funeral.  "Casual Attire?" that's different.  But you've got to love it when an obituary gives the suggested dress for the funeral is "Aloha Attire."

I really wonder what "Aloha Attire" might be; your favorite Hawaii luau shirt? What would you wear?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

By the Numbers

Hi everybody! Your are now a year older! Well you would be if your were a horse, horse's turn a year older on 1 January, did you know that?

But birthday's are important to us humans, some more that others. By the numbers here are some of our important age days.

One - Well you made it to your first birthday and that's a big deal. World wide fifty-one out of every thousand newborns didn't make it to their first birthday.

Five – Kindergarten here you come.

Ten - Wow a whole decade and now you're a Tween.

Thirteen - A teenager. A junior one, but still a teenager.

Sixteen - Sweet sixteen and you can get a driver's license and scare us all off the road.

Eighteen - You're legal. Okay, a little legal, got to wait three more years to buy that beer.

Twenty-one - Real legal, you can now get drunk legally.

Twenty-five – Your car insurance premiums will probably go down a little and you can rent a car.

Forty - They say life begins here.

Fifty-Five - Your're a "Baby Senior" and can joy AARP.

Sixty-Five - You are now old and they call you a Senior. You're now on Medicare but you may have to wait a few years yet for that Social Security check. But you do get some Senior discounts, yeah.

Seventy and Eighty - Psalm 90, verse 10, says "The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away." So God is watching when you hit the big seven zero.

Hundred - Lucy you! You've hit the birthday age jackpot. Did you get your letter from the President and a mention from Willard Scott on Good Morning America?

No matter how old you think you are – Happy New Year's Birthday to you!