Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2009-04-03 3:27 pm  Permalink|
As unfortunate as it is, it makes sense that a mother (and with her her child) that have been left by a man for another woman (if that's how it happened) have unresolved, ill feelings about that period in their lives. One would wish that with the passing of time folks could achieve a more pragmatic and adult view of matters, but that is not always the case, and so matters remain a shut book. That is too bad for people like me, when they try to write one.
I really would like to know if Fred ever talked about his inspiration for the Hawaiian Village in Holly: Did it happen early when visiting his grandparents, and did he ever play in lake Mauna Loa? Did he frequent or see other Polynesian restaurants while living in San Francisco? Or did he take a cruise vacation in Hawaii and New Zealand and that was his sole inspiration..?
We may never know...