When I miss my mom, I like to pore over her relics - photographs, notes, lace, pins, posters, travelogues. I've been missing her extra lately, so this time, I've been scanning her Kodachrome slides from the time she lived on Maui in '75. Hikes to Haleakalā to see blooming silverswords, music gatherings and half-clothed kids in baseball fields, rainbow bright flowers, sailing trips to Lanai, night skies full of stars, ocean views from the Lahaina canvas and sail repair shop where she worked as a seamstress ($3/pair for sailing shorts, and more for duffel bags!), vans, surfers, and her beautiful face. Love you / miss you for ever and ever and ever, dream queen.