La o Sana Valekino, 1897.

Yesterday was the day of lovers and jokesters, and it is called by the haole, “La o Sana Valenstine” (St. Valentine’s Day), or perhaps “Sana Valekino” is what is correct. It is a day to exchange gifts between lovers in goodwill or maybe in teasing and in jest.

(Makaainana, 2/15/1897, p. 1)

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Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—-Ano Hou, Helu 7, Aoao 1. Feberuari 15, 1897.

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Emma Ahuena Taylor remembers Princess Ruth Keelikolani, 1935.

PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS

Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.

When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading

The birthday of Princess Ruta Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa Muolaulani Keikiheleloa Keanohalia Kaleonahenahe Kohalikolani, 1871.

Ke Alii Ruta Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa Muolaulani Keikiheleloa Keanohalia Kaleonahenahe Kohalikolani!

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The birthday of Muolaulani.—In a report we received, we learned some things about the birthday of the Royal Governess Keelikolani. We were informed that on the past 9th, that was the day she gave delightful parties, for the day that her mother Pauahi suffered the pangs of labor and gave birth to her. A bit before her birthday, she set up a great lanai a hundred feet or more in length on the grounds of Hulihee Palace, on the right side of the building in the front of Haleolelo. This was large enough for over three hundred people. Her retainers and her people were those who filled out the party. And the taro that she farmed in those days of famine in the year of ’70 was the taro at the feast. Long live the land of the calm of the billowy clouds white like hinano blossoms.

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Year of the boar and some quilting to boot at Hawi Mill, 1899.

NEWS OF HAWI!

My dear Loea Kalaiaina,

Aloha oe:—

Here at Hawi Mill, some Hawaiian women started up a Quilting Club, and they named it, “Ka Hui Laulima a ke Aloha.” They are now active, headed by Mrs. K. Liwai, and Mrs. A. Kipi, Treasurer. Their work will be followed by progress. Continue reading

The latest from Wainiha, 1910.

BITS OF NEWS FROM WAINIHA, KAUAI.

In the night of this past 20th of Aug, there was much rain and streaming in Wainiha, and the residents of that valley were blessed by the streaming; there was a lot of Oopu, and those skilled at catching them filled their bag with the lehua blossom eating Oopu of Maunahina [ka Oopu ai lehua o Maunahina]. Continue reading

Abraham Palekaluhi celebrates the birthday of King Kalakaua, 1877.

BIRTHDAY OF THE KING COMMEMORATED.

On Friday last week, that being the 16th of this month, in the early morning of the day, the blue of the heavens was seen without being blemished by any clouds; and the day showed in full its joy and bright visage, as if saying: “This is the day that the Royal One Kalakaua was born.” At midday at perhaps 12 noon, A. Palekaluhi spread out a luau table filled with delicacies to satisfy one’s desires.

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