More from the mele aloha aina by G. K. Keawehaku, 1919.

[From the mele: “OIA ANEI? OIA NO.”]

Me he punohu ula la,
No Alenuihaha oluna ae;
Me he onohi ahiahi la,
No Alalakeiki oluna ae;
Me he ua nonoula la,
No Naeheehe oluna ae;
Me he leikoko-ula la,
No Kealaikahiki oluna ae; Continue reading

Section of a sweet mele aloha aina by Gabriel K. Keawehaku, 1919.

[From the mele: “OIA ANEI? OIA NO.”]

Me he lena-alani la o ka Mamo,
Me he ula-weo la o ka Iiwi,
Me he ula-uli la o ka Apapane,
Me he omaomao la o ka O-u,
Me he lelo-lena la o ka O-o,
Me he ele-uli la a ka Alae,
Me he keokeo opua la o ke Koae,
Ka nani ou e Hawaii a mau.
Oia anei? Oia no.

[This is an awesome way to think about colors!]

(Kuokoa, 9/12/1919, p. 8)

Me he lena-alani la o ka Mamo...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 37, Aoao 8. Sepatemaba 12, 1919.


The USS Boston leaves Hawaii, 1893.

That Wicked Eel Has Left.

On this day, the American warship Boston left the harbor and the land of which it assisted in persecuting and stealing its independence with the missionary descendants from Boston. Where could its previous captain [Gilbert C. Wiltse] be resting? According to the Calvinists, he is in Heaven, and perhaps the ship will go to fetch him.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/26/1893, p. 3)

Ua Haalele mai ka Puhi Ino.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 777, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 26, 1893.

Rose-colored Kalakaua stamps bought out, 1893.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

$3,000 was given by Mr. J. J. Egan to the main Post Office in Honolulu this past Saturday, purchasing all of the rose-colored Kalakaua 2 cent stamps. And Mr. Egan will invest in these stamps with the hope that he will meet with good fortune.

[I am assuming he made a killing.]

(Kuokoa, 9/23/1893, p. 3)

$3,000 i hoolilo ia...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXII, Helu 38, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 23, 1893.

Rose-colored Kalakaua 2¢ stamp

Rose-colored Kalakaua 2¢ stamp