Mondays with Melitas – June 8, 2015

The "author" at work...

The “author” at work…

ABSOLUTELY THE AWFULLEST                                    JUNE 8, 2015


This state of affairs happened to me last Monday morning when I went checking on Tammy’s website to see how my story titled “Friday, May 29, 2015” came out. Maybe I should’ve just kept going and just plain old left town.


For there, in full view — actually in NO view — were two lovely ladies NOT THERE. Missing, that’s what, and I don’t even have the slightest idea how they did become missing from the recounting of my friend Amy’s Celebration of Life.


What can I say? Well, I should mention that I am extremely nonplussed, and so ashamed. I didn’t want to face anyone after pulling a stunt like this. These are two very dear people in my life. I am placing the blame for this faux pas on the brain department where the memory sometimes is so hazy that the ideas and thoughts can’t seem to get through when desperately needed. I didn’t want to blame other departments such as an old hip, or a rotator cuff, or especially my heart. Maybe I should not be allowed to run around with pen and notebook in hand. I can’t be trusted anymore.


We’ll take them in the order they appeared on the Program. In my eyes, Mary Nordin, is the epitome of a classy, smart, warm person, always willing to help. Mary was on the program after Patty Henderson. Her friendship with Annie came about when Annie left the Islands, and returned to live in California. It was Mary who helped Annie get through some very bad bumps on the road of life. Mary is an accomplished chef, and then she is blessed with a sweet, beautiful singing voice.


Now, Sunbeam Beamer, is a regal, beautiful Hawaiian. I didn’t know her real name is Helen. I like “Sunbeam.” In Hawaii, her family is famous for the songs they have written, the songs they have sung. Great family of wonderful entertainers, very revered. Sunbeam was the closer for Annie’s party, and when she sang a cappella (also blessed with an excellent singing voice) “Beyond the Reef,” there was not a dry eye on me.


Mea culpa, Ladies



MELITAS FORSTER                                MONDAYS WITH MELITAS


4 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – June 8, 2015”

  1. Know you miss Annie. See you at the book signing! Love, Marcie

  2. Miss M.
    Don’t ever give up that pen and paper…….you are aweome
    no apologies necessary….just keep on writing.

  3. No worries Melitas. I love that you write what you feel. We are all with you


  4. Dear Mena,

    Please don’t be so hard on yourself. Everyone knows what a loving, caring person you are. We all love you.


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