Where are they?

In the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was working in Hawaii with Duty Free Shoppers.  I had rented a house, and it was a good step for my family and friends because they could save money by just staying at my place in Hawaii Kai.

Two different Winters, my parents came and stayed for the three coldest month back home in Sayre, Pennsylvania.  The only rule I gave my parents was not plan any meals and/or activities during the week with, or for me because my daily schedule was long.  Duty Free Shoppers had stores on several different islands, and the behind the scene work in retail can be unpredictable.

They had no problems with my request because they got to do all types of activities they enjoyed, plus they got to visit with different friends that were visiting Hawaii or had actually moved to Hawaii.

Here is my take on all that they were doing.  When I was a kid growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, at 11:00 PM just before the news began, there was an announcement on most TV stations that asked:  “Do you know where your children are?”  Now, I would be getting home at all different late hours, and wondered where are my parent!


Author: shutupjohn8

I am John P. Burkhart and reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania. For over 25 years, I worked in Visual Merchandising and Store Design for different companies across America. The cities include: San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Honolulu, Boston, and Richmond. In 2000, I went home to help my parents. For the back story, go to Youtube, type: John Burkhart on the search line and see a video that Sean Yoder and James Nestor at the Indiana Gazette did August 15, 2015. Hope you get a laugh or two when see the video and/or read my blog. Enjoy!

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