Jo Marpert (Cissy Jensen) was the youngest daughter of Fritzjohf and Mable Jensen. With her two older sisters, she spent her childhood in an unusual setting - the Waialua Sugar Plantation on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. WWII started onMoreJo Marpert (Cissy Jensen) was the youngest daughter of Fritzjohf and Mable Jensen. With her two older sisters, she spent her childhood in an unusual setting - the Waialua Sugar Plantation on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. WWII started on December 7, 1941, ending this idyllic lifestyle. The following years under martial law were chaotic and families suffered from uncertain futures and alcohol abuse.
Cissy struggled through high school while attending USO dances and parties. Servicemen were everywhere. She attended the University of Hawaii and then married the boy next door. Cissy (now Jo Marpert) lives in Redmond, Washington, the sole survivor of her generation. She lives a busy life, does her own yard work and at the age of 80, just put away her skis.
A happy childhood is full of great adventures. If you enjoy hearing about the exciting and interesting happenings of children, then you will enjoy reading Jo Marperts Dont Park Under The Coconut Trees. This is the story of Cissy (Jo), youngest daughter of second generation Europeans, growing up in the paradise for kids that was Hawaii in the 30s. We learn about the way the family lived, the fun they had and the mischief the girls got into. You will be reminded of your own precious moments of childhood. Eventually though, we all reach that time when we have to grow up.
Teenage years are always hard, but Cissy at 13 is thrust into an adult world that she is totally unprepared for. WWII descends upon the Hawaiian Islands and her once safe world is ripped apart.