Santa’s helpers, 1902.


In front of a large crowd which filled Kaumakapili Church at 6 o’clock in the evening of this past Wednesday, there was held a Christmas celebration by the heads of the church for their members and Sunday School students. It is true, everyone from big to small went home with a bundle, unable to forget those who generously gave those loving gifts. The festivities were opened with songs from Keoneula School, and thereafter by the Sunday Schools of Maemae, Waikahalulu, and Pauoa. Sam Maiopili [Sam Kamaiopili]* announced that because of the extreme cold of that night, that old bearded one (Santa Claus) could not come to give out presents, therefore they will give him a hand. After several more songs from the school classes mentioned above, gifts were handed out to all of the brethren of Kaumakapili, the Sunday School students, and the strangers who came. Amongst the dignitaries who appeared were Mrs. Kuaihelani Campbell Parker, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Boe [Mrs. E. S.  Boyd], Mrs. Dillingham, and many others.

*Often names that begin with “Ke” or “Ka” like Kamaiopili will also be seen without the “Ka” or “Ke”, especially if the resulting name is not an everyday word.

(Aloha Aina, 12/27/1902, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 27, 1902.


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