[Found under: “Na Hunahuna Mea Hou o Maui.”]
The observance of Mother’s Day throughout the world was a great day. Every mother has a respect to mankind for she is queen among her friends and family.
M—stands for mother the one we all love
O—is for the others that are watching from above
T—is for the tears she shed for us, and
H—for the heart we always could trust,
E—is for the ears they listened to our cries,
R—is for remembrance when she dies, and
S—stands for saints which will greet in Paradise.
D—is for the death that will take her away,
A—stands for aloha which means love in the Hawaiian way
Y—remains for the years of love which have woven into a beautiful lei.
[This appears in Mrs. Banham’s regular column on news items from Maui. Acrostics also appear in Hawaiian-Language Newspapers in the Hawaiian Language from very early on.]
(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/14/1941, p. 1)