Aloha Pauahi the Alii
This coming Friday, the 19th of December is the day to remember, for all those Hawaiian hearts with love for their Chiefs, the birthday of the Princess Mrs. Pauahi Bishop, the Mother who left behind the glory of her name with her lahui from one generation to the next, all the way until the very last Hawaiian child. Being that she is the Royal Mother who remembered the youth of the people of her own flesh, skin, and blood, by dedicating her wealth to the establishing of the Kamehameha Schools where our youths are to be educated.
We commemorate the sacredness and the grandeur of her name, “The Mother of Her People,” and upon our breasts is a bouquet of unforgettable flowers pinned with deep sadness of love. She now sleeps the eternal sleep, but her name is remembered with awe amongst the children whom she supported, along with their parents. We now voice from our lips with appreciation—”Aloha Pauahi, the Alii.”
E o e ka wahine hele la o Kaiona
Alualu wai li’ula o ke kaha puaohai
O ka ua lani polua, po anu o ke Koolau,
Kuu hoa o ka malu kiu, malu kukui o Kahoiwai.
(Holomua, 12/13/1913, p. 4)