March 2016

NOTE: the posted photos are of poor quality since most are taken on a cell phone.  Elder McCollum's camera broke-down or wore-out in the salty humid climate of Hawaii! MARCH 2016 St. Patrick's Celebrations and the Easter Season Elder and Sister McCollum enjoy a Celtic Concert presented on [Read more...]


GROUNDHOG DAY Here in Hawaii few locals know little about "Groundhog Day"; they are not familiar with the tradition of a rodent predicting when spring will arrive in the northern hemisphere.  Tradition: If the creature sees its shadow, then 6 more weeks of winter will follow.  Having lived many [Read more...]


FLAG RAISING Elder & Sister Jeppson (Utah), Jane-Lyn Scotty (Nauru), Sister & Elder McCollum (AB, Canada) squint from the bright morning sun as they face East with the newest flag on the "flag circle" at BYUH flying just above them.  President Tanner presides at the ceremony on [Read more...]


DECORATIONS.....  Elder and Sister McCollum enjoy a decorated tree in the Centre for Academic Success.  (left side) Sister McCollum makes green word-strips using many of the one word names for Jesus found in the scriptures.  She laminates and assembles theses names on their bedroom door in [Read more...]

DECEMBER – Kekemapa 2014

As November ends, the month of celebration begins as Christians around the world remember the birth of the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ. Here in Hawaii, young and old call out to each other, "Mele Ka-li-ki-ma-ka" (Merry Christmas). Sister McCollum found a favourite children's poem about [Read more...]

NOVEMBER/Nowemapa 2015 – #2

  NOVEMBER FAMILY BIRTHDAYS Sister McCollum, along with extended family remember the birth date of her father,      A. Glen Jensen: born November 6, 1914; passed on August 28, 2013.  Missing you dad! Two of Elder and Sister McCollum's children also have birthdays in November.         [Read more...]

NOVEMBER/Nowemapa 2015 – #1

   THE CLOCK Since Hawaii does not use Day Light Saving Time, all those living in Hawaii do not have to deal with the spring and fall side effects of going off and on DST. In Hawaii the time zone is called HAT: Hawaii-Aleutian Time.  (The Aleutian’s islands are part of Alaska). BTW, the city of [Read more...]


FLOOD WARNINGS Throughout September and October, Cell phones DING DING forecasting Emergency Warnings for flash flooding on Oahu. Finally warnings really happen on BYUH campus but no flooding in the Centre for Academic Success.  A small lake "grows" outside the door. The water [Read more...]