One day, after Tina shared that she was ill, she asked if I could update the (in)famous picture I took wearing a coconut bra and grass skirt for St. Patrick's Day, 2014.
Tina wondered if I could add a real coconut with a straw sticking out of it?
Being a typical male, I kept saying I'd, "Get to it next week" or that, "I couldn't find a fresh coconut," (which is hard, here on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu...)
... Then came the devastating news on August 23rd, and I felt so guilty for not finding the time to take one silly picture...
Today, in honor of Tina, the A to Z Team hosts a sunflower tribute (a flower Tina loved) and people all over the blogosphere will have sunflowers front and center to remember a friend and fellow writer whose blog was called "Life Is Good."
(To assist in the continuing education of Tina's two sons, the family has set up the Downey Education Fund. To donate via secure link to PayPal, please click here.)
I'm grateful I got to know a little more about Tina... and for the chance today to fulfill her simple request.
So, I'm sure she wouldn't mind that a few in our family got involved to honor a friend who always believed Life Is Good.
Here then are three generations, two grownups and one sunflower for Tina:
|Sunflowers and a Coconut Drink (avec straw:)|
|Wow, it actually tastes good!!|
|#1 Son Chilling Like Papa :)|
|#1 Grandmother relaxing :)|
Thanks for the laughs - and now for all the wonderful memories, Tina :)
Rest In Peace...