Now we can picture this perfect Hawaiian spot

Kona Family Reunion gift-giving continued: The kids gave us a nice frame and shots of the four of us at the breath-taking Hilo lookout. It was the closest she could find to the four of us together, my terrific daughter joked. Yeah, we gotta work on that next trip. But this will do very well,…

The Hawaiian theme makes us quite happy

Elisabeth and George Three came in from the car lugging some hot gifts for my dear wife Karen and I this holiday season. Our Family Reunion week in Kona will forever tie us in the greatest of ways. The kids obviously knew how much the old man loved Wailua Wheat. They went online to find…

We saved Hawaii Friday for Drew and Maritza

Nephew Drew had announced on the Family Reunion Facebook chat page a while back that everybody had to reserve our Hawaii Friday for he and his girlfriend Maritza. No problem. Once in Kona a few days, we were told that we were all going to a beautiful beach resort 20 or so miles toward Hilo.…

Apple tasting with the in-laws as I meet Chuck

My brother-in-law Chuck was one of the few on my dear wife Karen’s side who did not make the Miner Family Reunion back in the summer of 2015. The man works awfully hard. This I know because he is up from Hot Springs, Ark., for his job as a quality and safety inspector in the…

Meet the Mets … and Dory, Erin, James …

That trip to CitiField to see the Mets play the Nationals two weekends back was exactly what our family needed on the night before the services for my sweet middle sister Frannie. My dear wife Karen and I had planned for more than a month to drive down from Syracuse with terrific daughter Elisabeth and…