Kalanianaole and the Ahahui Kamehameha, 1922.

The picture below is the picture of the Ahahui Kamehameha, the Association that was presided over by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole as the Aliiaimoku Continue reading

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Alexander Young Cafe, 1910.

There is more than soupcon of elegance in the meals served at the Alexander Young Cafe. It is real, from top to bottom of the menu card, and nothing is left to the imagination.

[I was just told by someone who knew the establishment that the cheese bread that came out of the bakery was the best. But she heard that the baker took the recipe with him when he passed on… And you don’t hear the word “soupçon” very often these days!]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 5/1/1910, p. 18)

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume VII, Number 382, Page 18. May 1, 1910.

Mrs. Ellen Lake Kahalekai passes, 1916.

A REMEMBRANCE OF MRS. KAHALEKAI.

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please insert in an empty space of your newspaper for my dearly beloved wife who left in the night, that being Mrs. Ellen Lake Kahalekai, on the 30th of October, 1916.

She was born at Kipahulu, Maui on the 6th of July, 1881, and her parents were William Lake and Hana Kunukau Lake; and she was cared for in Waihee until she was grown, until she went to school in Waihee.

We attended the same school for many years, and she was educated for a short time at the old Maunaolu School.

She was one of the beautiful rose buds that blossomed there. We were married by Rev. Kapu at Waihee on the 14th of March, 1899, and we lived in Spreckelsville for three years, and we had one of our daughters on the 10th of March, 1900. Continue reading

Less than four months before Pearl Harbor, 1941.

Shadow of War Spreads Over the Pacific

With Japanese troops reported invading southern Indo-China and threatening Thailand (1), better known as Siam, American naval officials engage in a last-minute checkup of the great Hawaiian Naval base at Pearl Harbor (2). This map shows the areas controoled by the U. S., Britain and Russia, which are cooperating in the war on Fascism, and by Japan.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/20/1941, p. 6)

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The Star of Hawaii, Volume XXXVI, Number 17, Page 6. August 20, 1941.

Elizabeth Kekaaniauokalani Pratt turns 94! 1928.

94 YEARS IN THIS LIFE

On the 11th of this month, Kaukau Alii Mrs. Elizabeth Kekaaniauokalani Pratt turned ninety-four years old.

She was born in 1834, the year that Kamehameha IV was born and the year also that the newspaper Ka Lama Hawaii began to be printed. Continue reading