A mele by Helina Kaiwaokalani written at the leprosy receiving station in Kalihi, 1891.

KA HOME A KE ALOHA.

Nani wale kuu home ku kilakila
I ka ulu wehiwehi o na pua
Hookahi pua oi ma kuu home
O ka pua melia lei onaona
Onaona na maka o kuu makua
I ka noho i ka malu lau ohai
Eia au la ko lei mamo
Malalo o ka mana o ka Papa Ola
He aloha e ka leo o kuu makua
I ke kaukau mai me ka waimaka
Mehe ‘la a e i mai ana ia’u
He aloha kuu hoapili o ka hale
Kuu hoa i ka hale lana i ke kai
I ke kai malihini o Kawaihae
Kau aku ka manao no Waimea
E ike i ka ua kipuupuu
Alo aku o ke anu a o Mana
E kilohi i ka nani o Maunakea
Ilaila makou i luana ai
Me o’u kupuna a i hala aku
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
He aloha pau ole no kuu home.

Miss Kaiwaokalani.
Kalihi, July 14, 1891. Continue reading

On the death of Simeona Kaiu, 1897.

WORDS OF CONDOLENCES.

To Mrs. Wahine Kaiu and the child of the two of you, Isaac W. Kaiu.

Sympathy to you both:

We, the Luna of the brethren of the Kapaa church, island of Kauai, by way of our Committee:

Whereas, the Almighty Father has kindly taken the last breath of your chief Simeona Kaiu at 12 o’clock in the night of the 23rd of January, 1897, at your own residence “Ka Puuwai Aloha,” Waipouli, Kauai, and this has caused your heart to grieve, therefore, Continue reading

One man’s grieving is another man’s atrocity. 1844.

Persecution. Just recently, some people here in Honolulu were persecuted for their tattooing, for their knocking out teeth, and for other foolish actions; they were led all about, here and there, by the overseer, while he made a spectacle of their offense before people. Perhaps this is a good thing; the ignorant will be shamed and the rogues will be in fear.

(Nonanona, 7/23/1844, p. 41)

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Ka Nonanona, Buke 4, Pepa 7, Aoao 41. Iulai 23, 1844.