Yesterday was the birthday of the Chiefess Mrs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Amongst the alii who have passed on, the alii Pauahi is one who will always live in the memories of her lahui. She accumulated her great wealth, and before her passing, she left most of it for the establishment of the School for the descendants of her people. Her fervent desire was for her lahui to be educated in English and knowledge necessary to move them forward. Today there are hundreds who have been blessed by the knowledge gained from the schools. She has gone, but has left an unforgettable memorial which stands on her lands.
The chief Lunalilo has blessed the oldsters of his land; Queen Kapiolani, the women who are increasing her people, and Pauahi educates those offspring. Those are the chiefs who left unforgettable monuments, and their names will forever more echo upon the beloved walls of Hawaii nei.
(Kuokoa, 12/20/1901, p. 2)
I am very grateful to Pauahi and the vision she had for the Hawaiian people.
Thank you Pauahi for leaving an unforgettable legacy to continue the growth of the Hawaiian culture. We appreciate all of your miracles, hopes, and dreams that you’ve given. You truly have impacted many Native Hawaiians and others lives. Happy Birthday, Princess Pauahi.