One reason I’m extra thankful this Thanksgiving today.

It’s our 55th anniversary for Vi and me.

We customarily have been celebrating Nov. 23 — for the past few decades, anyway — with a dinner for two at Roy’s in Hawaii Kai.

But being Thanksgiving day, and my recent health issues, we’ll toast with a quiet dinner at home.

I am particularly grateful for Vi’s comforting support following my health challenges in early August when I was hospitalized for 10 days in Queen’s. She has been nursing me 24/7 since, and the journey continues. Love you, Vi. And mahalo plenty.


  1. And we, all of your friends, are very thankful for the two of you, for all the years we have shared. Aloha e Vi and Wayne, Ellen

  2. Happy anniversary to two special friends I’ve had the privilege of knowing personally for many decades. Congratulations on this milestone anniversary and anyone who has spent with both you knows the special love and bond you both share. It is indeed uplifting to observe.

  3. Well, thanks for adding tears to my breakfast this morning! Your love story is moving and inspirational. I’m so grateful for your progress toward having less pain. And of course for our friendship. A very happy anniversary and blessed Thanksgiving.
    And…it’s about time we saw beautiful Vi in print!!

  4. What a sweet note. Many thanks. I am making progress in my rehabilitation, and it wouldn’t be possible without Vi’s kokua. And friends like you, offering support, helps the medicine go down.

  5. Bless you both on your special day, and please know how many are cheering you on throughout your health challenges. You are an Island Treasure, Wayne! Happiest of Holidays to you and Vi.

  6. Hi Wayne and Vi,

    Well congrats and Happy Anniversary. Glad you had a nice quiet Thanksgiving. Take care. Aloha Dolores

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