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Mabs’ Journey

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – Even in Loss, There is Memory

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, The month of May took many of my friends to the other side of life. And yet, a stubborn ray of sunshine found its way through the dark clouds to remind us that even in death, there can also be poetry, laughter, renewal and celebration of the....
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Dear Frances – Model Caregivers

DEAR FRANCES BY Frances Kakugawa Dear Readers, This column is devoted to Mary and to Linda and her two daughters. Their inspiring, yet worrisome stories address compassion, creativity and family. They also highlight the loopholes in our legal, financial and medical professions when a patient or client is seen only as a name on a....
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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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Three Stories For Caregivers

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – Picking up on the Signs

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, At a bookshop recently, the perfect book jumped out at me. “Buy me, buy me,” author Graeme Simsion whispered to me. “I’m the perfect follow-up to last month’s....
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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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Questions From Caregiving Men

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – A Potpouri of “Dear Frances” Thoughts

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I heard you speak a few years ago in Kona. I’m now caring for my mother. I’m trying to write down some of our times together. Writing does help. Here is one that I recently wrote: As she wakes up every morning with a tear running down....
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Dear Frances – The Warmth of A Human’s Touch

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Thank you for the two book titles in your March column. I truly enjoyed reading about those books. I learned a lot even without reading the book. Thank you. Sue Honolulu, Hawai‘i Dear Sue, Thank you. Your feedback helps me with my column. I’ll be reviewing another....

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