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Rethinking The Holidays

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – View from Another Window

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Do you know what bothers me at times? When I see my wife Fran just sleeping, unable to speak anymore. I wonder if she’s comfortable or if she’s in pain. I wish I knew what she was thinking. I can’t tell. I know she is still here....
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Dear Frances – Rethinking Our Mortality

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I have a question. Things are going as well as can be expected with my dad. We have great little conversations and time together, and tasks are slowly being taken care of with the recognition that things are in an almost constant state of change. There is....
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Dear Frances – Unexpected Gifts

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, Do you remember my friend Mabs? I told you about her in my March 4 column, “Mabs’ Journey.” Mabs continues to attend my Memoir Writing Group, even though her Alzheimer’s disease is beginning to take its toll. By our last session, I had become a stranger to....
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Dear Frances – Trust in Our Keiki

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa This column on parenting skills was written by someone who has never been a parent: me. But I learned a lot about children during my years as a teacher. On Oct. 20, Kent Karosen, president and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, and I will give....
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Dear Frances – “Dear Frances” to Help Us Make it Through

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, So, what did you get from your mother this past Christmas? Lilly Hawai‘i Dear Readers . . . Lilly is referring to a story I shared with you some time ago in this column. Lilly . . . you will find the answer to your question at....
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Dear Frances – When the End Comes …

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m sure you will receive many responses to your last column. My mom also died when I had left the room briefly to make a phone call, and I....

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Mabs’ Journey

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Making It Through

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