About the Author
Jean Watanabe Hee is a retired elementary teacher who taught at different schools in Hawaii for 34 years; the last 13 years were spent in teaching kindergarten at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua. She loves teaching and substitutes whenever she can.
Born in Hilo, she was raised in Amauulu Camp I, a sugar plantation community surrounded by canefield. It no longer exists but she has wonderful happy memories of all the loving and caring people there many of whom are still in touch.
She and her husband, Don, have always lived in Kaneohe. They have two daughters and two granddaughters. Now that she is retired she often travels to Maui to babysit and help her daughter, Cheryl, and her family. Her daughter Jennifer lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.