Ask The Eye Home For The Holidays Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i Bitch

Dear Eye View

I have two beautiful daughters in their 40s. One of my daughters, Katherine, lives 15 minutes away, and my other daughter, Anne, lives on the opposite coast with her children. Anne is only able to come visit us once a year, on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the only time when my daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren come together. Three years ago, Anne’s 17-year-old daughter Molly decided to become a vegan. I respect her beliefs. Molly is deeply affected by seeing people consume animals, and told me that she is not comfortable being present at a meal where any meat is served, and that she will not be present in the house when meat is being cooked. In order to make Molly feel comfortable, I decided to make a vegetarian Thanksgiving. However, Katherine and her husband are livid, and say that they will boycott Thanksgiving. I’ve tried reasoning with them, and reminded them that we buy organic produce when they come over, to accommodate their beliefs. However, they have decided that they will stay home and won’t see Katherine’s family at all if I “side” with them by making a vegetarian Thanksgiving. What should I do?

—Veggie Dilemma

Dear VD

I understand your concern. Hawaii is nice this time of year. Remember absence makes the heart grow fonder. Hope this helps.. Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i



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