Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sam's Club Canceled

Sunday's Book Signing at Sam's Club has been canceled. We'll let everyone know when it is rescheduled.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Thanksgiving Photos Online!

More photos from Lynn Cook now online!

Peg's Legs Photos on Shutterfly

Annual Caroling at The McCreary's

Aloha Peg's Legs,

It is that time of year again! Our annual Christmas Caroling at John & Betsy McCreary's beautiful home. Don't miss this fun and festive event with John on the Theatre organ...

Monday, December 10th at 6:30pm

The McCreary's live at 34 Dowsett Avenue, walking distance from Peggy's house. Light refreshments will be provided (including Marita's famous holiday punch!) but additional drinks and pupus are welcome and appreciated.

Please RSVP to Kimi by email or phone 595-8435 (leave a message if we don't answer!)

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Tuesday

This past weekend's craft show at the Blaisdell was a great success for us! We sold out of all of our books and so we had to order 3 more cases yesterday. Calendars were a big seller - by the way, we have tons of calendars in stock at the house and they make great Xmas gifts! Hint, hint! They are $12 each and all Legs get 25% off, so help us get rid of these things before it is 2008!

Yesterday afternoon we had a beautiful blessing ceremony for baby Silas at the house.It was a beautiful day and so we did the ceremony right in Peggy's front yard. Kahu Silva performed the ceremony. Kahu Silva is the Kahu that married Jen & Jason AND Me and Eric! It was so wonderful to see him again. Silas loved the blessing, especially the part when he had to eat poi off of Camille's finger! He's a local boy already!

Gearing up for our book signing at Walmart tomorrow. Hope you all can join us there! The book signing is from 2pm to 5pm.

We have another book signing at Sam's Club Pearl City this coming Sunday, December 2nd, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

And another fun thing to add to your calendars...Kapolei Shopping Center will be using Peggy's image titled "Love Shack" as their backdrop for FREE photos with Santa at the Bank of Hawaii on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 2pm! How fun! So if you live that area and have keiki, go check it out!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sad News About Jack the Cat

I'm so sad to share with everyone that on Saturday afternoon Jack the cat (the one with the short tail) was hit by a car in front of the house. A neighbor found him on the curb and brought him to Hanna and Peggy. He was taken to VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital. His jaw was broken and he had major trauma to the head, so we had to put him to sleep. We are devastated. Please comfort Peggy during this time and give extra love to Cola who is missing her brother Jack.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Photos from Thanksgiving Online!

I'm sluggishly plowing through my work, trying to recover from all the FUN and good eats from yesterday! We're getting ready for our show at the Blaisdell tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday.

Thanksgiving/Silas's Birthday Celebration was so wonderful. Great food, great company...the perfect day.

We have a few photos to share from yesterday, check them out at

Peg's Legs Photos on Shutterfly

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is our big Thanksgiving and celebration for Camille & Joe's son's first birthday. Silas just turned one on Tuesday. Camille, Joe, and Silas arrived on Oahu yesterday. We all went over to Peggy's for a while so that Peggy could meet Silas for the first time!

We'll all be going over to celebrate around 3pm. Please stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we'll be at the Blaisdell for the Christmas Expo. This is a great craft show with lots of fabulous Christmas shopping! Be sure to visit our booth!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us Chuns. Today and EVERY day, we are so THANKFUL for all of you. Thank you for all the love and care you give, not only to Peggy, but to me, to Elroy, to the kids, to Eric, to the cats, to Maka, to each are an amazing group of people and we are so thankful for you, our fabulous Peg's Legs Ohana. Have a wonderful day full of great food, gratitude, and laughter.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Is it Monday Already?!

I'm in and out of the office today. We had another busy weekend. Friday was Peter, Bob, & Julie's last night. We went to Indy's Thanksgiving Program and then came over to the house to say our goodbyes. It was so wonderful having them here. We were all sad to see them go, but look forward to the next visit!

On Saturday, Eric's friend Chance had a big harvesting party at the kalo farm. It was a lot of fun. Then yesterday we went to Lion King! Eric was supposed to go, but he needed to get things together for his Iolani Kayaking Banquet for the team and so was feeling a bit overwhelmed. We decided to let him get his stuff done and so we took Jade in his place. The girls were so excited to see it together - they were going absolutely NUTS! They really enjoyed the show (although Indy was a little scared of the hyenas).

Eric's kayaking banquet was a great success. The kids especially loved the slideshow/video that Eric had prepared. It was great to hear how appreciative the kids and the parents are of Eric and all the coaches. It was a terrific season. This is the girls' third championship in a row!

So, as I said, I'm in and out today. I'm going to meet a girlfriend for lunch, run some errands, and then go home to clean house and catch up on laundry. Camille, Joe, and Silas will be arriving on Wednesday. Rememeber - please join us on Thanksgiving if you're free!

I just looked in Peggy's room and it as if a Christmas tornado has blown its way through there. Yikes. Please be careful - there are boxes, wrapping paper, and who knows what else all over the place. I'm going to let it slide for today, but I'll be having the "Time to Clean Your Room, Peggy" conversation soon :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Celebrating Silas's First Birthday & Thanksgiving

Aloha Everyone! Hope you can join us this Thanksgiving for Potluck at Peggy's. This year, we are giving extra thanks for a new addition to the family! Peggy's sister Camille and her husband Joe are here visiting with their new son, Silas who is turning one! Help us celebrate this joyous event. Feel free to bring your family and friends...the more the merrier! Let us know what you're bringing...we have the turkey covered!

Please email me if you can join us and we'll add you to the evite list so that we can get a head count!

Bug's Memorial, Wally at Indy's School, Karen's Sale

Last night's memorial service for Bug was lovely. Karen set up a beautiful table with his ashes, photos, and candles. See photo below. We watched a slide show to the tune of Diana Ross's "Someday, We'll Be Together".

This morning Wally Amos read The Watercolor Cat to Indy's school. It was such a treat! The kids loved Wally (of course) and everyone loved the wonderful story. We took lots of photos (see below) and also video taped it so that we can show it to Peggy.

Lolo mentioned that I didn't specify WHEN Karen's moving sale is - sorry! It will be this Saturday and Sunday. Or you can call her and make arrangements to come up and take a look before.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Loooooong Weekend.

It was a whirlwind of a long weekend starting with the book fair at Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma on Friday. Peggy wheeled over there for the afternoon with her crew of Legs and stampers. It was small, but very busy and Peggy really enjoyed the scenic stroll through Nuuanu.

Then, on Saturday, I'm happy to report that the kayak season finished with a bang! Eric's Iolani Kayaking Girls Team won the ILH championships! He got done just in time to meet us at the Willow's restaurant for Lehua & Carlos's wedding. Indy was the flower girl. She did such a great job, we're so proud of her. Lehua looked absolutely gorgeous and so did mom, Lolo. It was a beautiful wedding and such a fun reception. We felt so honored to be a part of it.

Late Saturday night, Peggy's brother Peter arrived with his best friends Bob and Julie. We have been having so much fun with them. They woke up early Sunday morning and came to wake up Peggy. Then on Sunday, we had the big Christmas Sale and Book Signing here at the house.

The sale was a great success and so much fun! We had Christmas cookies baking and Christmas music pumping. The kids played in the yard all day while we shopped, ate, drank, and hung out. Thank you to all of you who helped that day. We all just hung out into the evening. Peter, Bob, Jason, and Eric had us laughing 'til our stomachs hurt. Eric and Jason did their famous magic tricks for the kids.

Yesterday, we came by the house in the morning so I could do a little work and Eric mowed the lawn for his dad. Then, Bob, Julie, Peter, the Seglers, us, and some friends and kids all went to Kualoa Beach for the day.

Today we're here working. Peter is helping Magda set up her laptop with wireless internet which is good since it is keeping him out of trouble! Dr. Davis will be doing video visit today, but not until 5:30 pm.

Just a few reminders. Tomorrow at 5:30 pm, we're having Bug the Cat's memorial here at the house. Potluck. No flowers please...just cat nip.

Here are some photos from the weekend. Sawyer with our favorite Peggy Chun groupies, Ryan and Pono, at Queen Emma. Then some photos from Lehua's wedding.

Big Moving Sale at Karen's

Karen is moving to a new apartment and so is having a big moving sale at her house. Come check it out, she will have:

Bedroom sets & furniture
Love seats, couch
Tons of toys
Household items

Her address is 3151 Kaohinani Drive. She lives in the back above Dowsett.

From Peggy's, you go on Dowsett, take Pelekane up, take a right to Kaohianai. She will have tons of signs leading the way.

If you get lost or have questions, you can call her at 371-4598

Friday, November 9, 2007

Photo of "Boo" Lewis and Family

Photo of The Lewis Family with "Boo" and more good news...if you missed this story, see the previous post titled "A Boo Story". Peter, Wendy, Jett, Beau, and Boo Lewis live in El Segundo, California.

From Peter:

Dear Peggy,

The local newspaper came by to take a picture of Boo. Here is the photo. You can see that we included The Watercolor Cat and Beau, Boo's new brother.

We are so excited!! The article will come out next week and we'll send you a copy. Your book will no longer be a secret locally.

We love you,


The First Graders from Waialua Elementary Come to Visit

Yesterday we had a visit from all the first graders at Waialua Elementary. There were over 80 keiki (ages 5 to 8) at Peggy's house led by fabulous teacher Jennie Fixman and crew.

First I talked with group about ALS and answered A LOT of questions about Peggy and her condition (How does she talk? How does she breathe? Can she smell?) Then, Suzanne Maurer's friend Debbie came and read The Watercolor Cat to the group while Marvel and Karen were helping Peggy get up in her wheelchair and ready to make her grand entrance.

After the reading, Peggy's legion of small, adoring fans chanted, "Peggy! Peggy! Peggy! Peggy!" as she wheeled out of the room. They all got to meet her, look at her wheelchair and ventilator, and ask MORE questions.

Then they took a break for lunch. We spread some blankets and sheets out on the front lawn for them. Jack and Cola were very present during the whole encounter. In fact, Jack kept trying to stalk the kids' home lunches.

After lunch, they filed back inside for a nose painting demo by Peggy (with assistants Marvel and Kelly). Peggy invited volunteers to come up and paint her nose! After the painting was complete, we let the kids name it. We asked for suggestions and the entire room was filled with raised arms and eager faces. I called on each of them for their suggestions..."Nice Colors", "Rainbow Colors", "Nose Colors", "Polka Dots", "Cat Foot Prints", "Rainbow Mountain", "The Mountain is Counting", "Any Kine Colors" was a hard decision, but we finally decided upon "Rainbow Mountain", mostly because we heard it from at least four kids.

The kids presented Peggy with a construction paper lei they made and a book of their Peggy-inspired artwork. They also brought us some yummy pastries from a North Shore Bakery. We sent them home with "Mooon River" posters for each of them and one copy of The Watercolor Cat for the school that we stamped and Shelly had inscribed "To the Students of Waialua Elementary". Peggy also gave them "Rainbow Mountain" to take back to the school!

And then, as quick as they came, they filed back on the bus and were gone. We all just lounged around eating pastries for a while recovering from it all!

Here are some photos...enjoy!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Savor the warm, spicy flavors of Fall...Per request - this is the recipe for those yummy pumpkin cheesecakes that Hanna makes. Thanks Hanna! If you want to cut calories and fat in this recipe, use light dairy sour cream instead of regular...

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

For the cheesecake:

12 2-inch gingersnap cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 8-ounch package neufchatel cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the topping:

1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
12 pecan halves (optional for garnish)

Heat overn to 375 degrees. Line muffin pans with 12 foil liners; place 1 cookie in each liner. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, pumpkin, sour cream, and neufchatel cheese. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. about 2 to 3 minutes. Continue beating, adding eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon batter over each cookie; cups will be very full.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes (48 minutes at high altitude) or until set and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes; remove from pans (middles will sink, but don't worry, the topping will hide the sunken part).

Meanwhile, for topping, in a small bowl stir together sour cream and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Spread topping over each cheesecake. If desired, garnish with pecan halves.

Refrigerate at last 1 hour to chill; store refrigerated. Makes 12 servings.

More Photos from Na Mea

Bobbie Maurer gave us some more wonderful photos from Na Mea...I've posted them on Shutterfly...same link, go check it out!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Photos from Book Launch/Concert at Na Mea

Quoted from the Wayne Harada column dated November 8, 2007:

They turned out in full force at the Na Mele Nei Concert last Sunday to celebrate the release of The Watercolor Cat, the book by Shelly Mecum with illustrations by the remarkably resilient Peggy Chun. The array of entertainers included Yvonne Elliman, Keith and Carmen Haugen appeared as KFC, with the addition of pakini bucket bass performer Frank Uehara, along with the Holy Trinity Choir keiki (who sand "Come See Her Smile", the tune Daniel Ho recorded as a tribute to Chun), Pali, and Wally "Famous" Amos, who read from The Watercolor Cat...

See photos here Peg's Legs Photos on Shutterfly

Monday, November 5, 2007

It was a dark and stormy afternoon...

It started off as a dry, but muggy day here in Nuuanu and now it is dark and stormy. Peggy finished an organization project today - she went through all of her old cassette tapes and sorted them with Lisa & Jo (Karen's sister). There were more give aways than keepers which is impressive for Peggy!

Cola caught a rat today. From the scream that came from Lisa, you'd have thought that it had jumped on her face! Jo "took care" of it, which we all really appreciated. Poor Jo, she was here for just a few days and during that time she had to deal with a lizard, a bird, and a rat that the cats brought in! Mahalo Jo's Pest Control!

Yesterday's book launch and concert at Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse was so fun. Great music, great vibes, and a great turnout despite the stormy weather. We'll have photos to share soon.

Speaking of photos, I finally got some photos up from Halloween. Our camera wasn't working that great, so we only have a few photos, but the ones we do have are great! Enjoy

Peg's Legs Photos on Shutterfly

In Case of Power Loss

Since we've been having some stormy weather, I am posting these power loss instructions for everyone to review :) If you have questions, please see me!


Relax! Peggy can breathe! The ventilator has at least 20 minutes of internal battery power.

Please note: You might hear unnerving alarming beeps coming from the bed, the feeding machine, the vent, and/or the oxygen concentrator if it is being used.

Find a FLASHLIGHT - look under bed for the emergency kit and follow directions on top of lid.


1.Look on generator (located on front porch) for instructions to start generator.

2.After the generator is started, use the extension cord to connect the generator to a power strip by Peggy’s bed.


4.Plug ONLY the following to the power strip

a.Battery charger
d.Feeding Machine
e.Lights over Peggy’s bed

5.Connect the ventilator to a battery as if Peggy is in the wheelchair.

6.Use an oxygen tank instead of regular oxygen machine (only if necessary)

7.Have ambu-bag nearby

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Boo Story

We are so excited to share this wonderful story from Peggy's dear friends The Lewis Family...Read on and Enjoy!

Dear Peggy,

Here is a wonderful story about Boo. One that you might not expect. And one that I hope you will love.

About 10 days ago, our copies of The Watercolor Cat arrived. We were thrilled. Wendy and Jett were overjoyed with delight. Because of my business demands, I couldn't read your book until the next morning. I went to bed looking forward to spending quality time with Boo's story.

The next morning around 7:00 AM, I went outside to get the daily LA Times and also found the weekly edition of the local town paper laying next to it. I brought them both inside and placed them next to my reading chair in the living room. I reached for The Watercolor Cat and began to read all about Boo and Peggy. 

My heart filled with all the emotions as colors in a rainbow. I wept and laughed as I turned each page. Boo's story was just wonderful as Shelly promised in one of her television interviews. This book is truly one of your greatest masterpieces. I'll treasure it forever.

The television interview also Shelly quoted Boo saying "Everything happens for the right reasons." Little did I know how true this point would be until I closed The Watercolor Cat and put it down.

I reached beside me and opened up the local paper. I casually scanned each page knowing that it would contain nothing more than dull hometown chatter.

Then, without warning, a headline jumped up to me. My eyes popped open and my heart began to pound. There was a found cat named "Boo" looking for a home!

Here is the article:

I called upstairs to Wendy. I said we have to give Boo a home. She and Jett were both struck by the irony of The Watercolor Cat and the newspaper article. It was kismet. 

That afternoon, the three of us were over at the home of the woman, Kathleen, who was caring for Boo. The woman who found Boo was a different person. She was Heidi, the editor of the local town paper.

Kathleen told us that Heidi had found Boo in an alley a few weeks earlier. He had been abandoned for many days. His body was gaunt. His eyes were closed from the mites that were ravaging his body, so he was essentially blind. Someone had cruelly poured engine oil over his body. Boo was staggering and meowing for help. 

It was only a matter of time before Boo would get hit by a car and end his misery. But Heidi heard his meow, reached down, and began Boo's wonderful rescue. She took him to the vet and starting his recovery.

Sitting in Kathleen's house, as we listened to Boo's dramatic story, we looked down on the floor. Here was the new Boo two weeks later. Free of mites. Gaining weight. Playing with Jett and then scooting across the floor--full of joy, fun, and frolic. 

Then we told Kathleen about Peggy's Boo. We brought a copy of The Watercolor Cat for her to look at. She was charmed and touched by the book. She could not believe the coincidence.

We had to wait for over a week to have Boo arrive at our house. During that time, he had his final medical check-ups, he was neutered, and micro-chipped. 

Boo arrived the day before yesterday. He was very nervous and frightened. He hid behind the large dresser in the guest room for hours. We were hoping that he would relax. We were fearful that he was not going to adjust. We have cats and dogs. We hoped that Boo would fit in--if only he would adjust.

Fast forward to this morning. I heard Jett's loud laughter coming from the bedroom where Boo was staying. She said that Boo and our other cat, "Beau" were not only playing together, they were practically doing gymnastics with each other. It's a match made in heaven.

So Peggy, my love, here is our little story of Boo. I hope that it brings a smile to your heart, much like your book brought to my heart.

With constant love from all of us,

Peter, Wendy, and Jett

Friday, November 2, 2007

Chuns and Friends in the Media

Just heard that the weekend entertainment section of the Honolulu Star Bulletin today has a big photo of Shelly and Peggy, page 7, and every word of our news release!

Also, I'm very proud to share that the new issue of Hawaii Magazine has my handsome husband on the cover - in a Santa hat! And two stories by Lynn Cook inside as well. Here is the link to their website

Hawaii Magazine

By the way - I just learned how to create clickable links like the one above from Hanna! Thanks girl!

Also, tonight we're going to a grand opening party for my friends' new Doggy Day Care in Hawaii Kai called "Pacific Paws". Check out this story that ran a couple days ago in the Star Bulletin

Pacific Paws