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IMG_3428This past weekend, I spoke at the Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin, Honolulu.

Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Alan Goto of Honpa Hongwanji, thank you for welcoming me home once again with orchid and white ginger flower leis. Rose Nakamura of the Dana program, thank you for your continued support of my work.

It was another homecoming seeing a former first grader and her family. I had taught Renee Tanaka when I was 24 years old, 51 years ago. To former colleagues from my teaching years, to former Kapoho and Pahoa residents, to those who came to hear me for the second time in two weeks, and to all who filled the temple, my gratitude.

I hope my presentation, “The Gift, Joy, and Legacy of Caregiving” and the many copies of I Am Somebody you purchased will be of help.

Rose, I’m so pleased the support group I had suggested almost 15 years ago is still going strong.

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