A mele for Lunalilo Home by historian George Pooloa, 1928.

A MORSEL FROM LUNALILO HOME

Mr. Jonah Kumalae,

Aloha Oe:—Please allow me some open space of your precious, Ke Alakai o Hawaii, for a while.

The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo was the sixth of the kings, chosen by Hawaii nei on the 8th of January, in the year 1873, and he reigned as king over the nation of Hawaii nei. And after one year and twenty-five days, he died on the 3rd of February, in the year 1874, at Iolani Palace, mauka of King Street. The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo, was the one who was very generous, willing the trustees of his estate to give from his property in the crown lands for Lunalilo Home as a home for his own Hawaiian people to live in peace for all times at Makiki; Captain Harry Swinton [Hale Pinao] was appointed superintendent of Lunalilo Home, a man who was a well known to the multitudes, and after him there were five haole, and with the last, Lunalilo Home was razed, and the land lay barren. Continue reading

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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

Birthday of Pauahi Lani, 1901.

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)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 25, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 20, 1901.

Marble memorial to Lorenzo Lyons, 1886.

A CALL TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS ALL AROUND THE ARCHIPELAGO.

By the kindness of the Father, God, and Lord Jesus Christ, taken from the circle of our living was our dearly beloved father, Rev. L. Laiana, and he left behind his benevolent works for which our people are greatly indebted, as a monument [kia hoomanao] before our eyes, and before all of the Sunday School students around the Archipelago [Pae Aina].

Therefore, at the meeting of your Executive Committee [Komite Hooko], held on the 9th of November, at Kaumakapili, it was unanimously decided to erect a Marble Monument for the father, Rev. L. Laiana, and to enclose it in a fine iron fence.
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Happy Birthday, Aunty! 2016.

DON’T BE INDIFFERENT TO GOOD WORKS.

Patience Wiggin is a Japanese baby who is two years old. She was born on Kauai. There are many children in her family, and ten days after the birth of this little girl, her mother passed away. Her father is poor. After fighting with destitution and troubles, he returned the tiny girl to the Children’s Hospital, for he knew he could not care for this child.

The news was told to Miss Lucy Ward about Patience. Her job is to find homes for children like this small girl. So she began to go around searching for a home. She found Mrs. Wiggin, a Hawaiian, who wanted to adopt [hookama] a child. Mrs. Wiggin’s mind was delighted to find a baby of a different ethnicity, and welcomed in Patience. So the young girl gained a fine home and a kind mother.

The Humane Society is one of 23 associations that is provided with funds that are collected for United Welfare [Pono Lokahi] drive. This is something which promotes good will between the different ethnicities of Hawaii nei, and it will provide homes for Japanese orphans and also for children of other races.

Efforts to raise funds will begin on November 28 and continue for two days. This year the goal to be collected is $275,000, and from that sum, the Humane Society will receive $2211.

[For and earlier post, click here. And for even more on Aunty, click here.

If it wasn’t for the young girl in the story, I certainly would not be doing this blog. Hauoli la hanau e Aunty Pat! O KU O KA!!]

(Kuokoa, 11/25/1921, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 47, Aoao 4. Novemaba 25, 1921.

Royal Kawaihau Glee Club honors the Hawaiian Band, 1906.

KAWAIHAU GIVES A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE BAND

KA HUI HIMENI ALII KAWAIHAU

Just as was announced last week that the Kawaihau Glee Club would give presents to the children of the band boys, that Glee Club did indeed do so on this past Friday night at Progress Hall.

There was a Christmas tree for the children with presents weighing down on its branches, which were given generously [for] the band members to see, things to give joy to their children; however, they were shocked by being each given envelopes with three dollars and sixty-five cents as a Christmas gift, something they did not bef0re dream of, that they too would receive Christmas presents.

This tree was brought some weeks ago from the…

(Kuokoa, 12/28/1906, p. 1)

HOOHAUOLI KALIKIMAKA KAWAIHAU I KA BANA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 52, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 28, 1906.

…forests of Oregon, and it was right in the middle of the room where the tree was stood, with strings of tinsel glistening and candles shining on the branches swaying with snowballs filled with candy; and because of the low light in the room, the beauty of the festooned tree was clearly seen.

The Kawaihau Glee Club took their place atop the stage [awai], and there they opened with the song “Aloha oe,” and after they were done with that song, they played the “Kawaihau Waltz,” and that was when Santa Claus came in, that being O. Swain, and said that his sleigh was broken which was why the presents didn’t comewith him, but they were at the door, and some young singers brought the presents over to Santa Claus and he distributed them to the children and the room was just like a musical instrument shop with all the noise coming from the instruments of the children. Each of the children played trumpets like the Hawaiian Band (of Children).

The most amazing thing that night was the handing over of envelops to each of the band members with a present within, and after the presents were done being handed out, Mr. Naone stood representing the members of the Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] and gave their thanks to Sam Nainoa and his fellow members of the Glee Club for their honoring them; it wasn’t just something surprising for them, but something that gave them joy.

Sam K. Nainoa responded from the Glee Club and was appreciative that what was planned went smoothly, and for him were given cheers of joy.

There was also a light meal set out for the families of the band members, and they ate their fill of that food, and those that desired to dance, they went at it; were it not for the sleepy children the activities of the night would not have let out so quickly.

Let it be recalled that the money used for this gift giving, that being the money that Mr. Nainoa and his Glee Club worked for by holding a dance at the Young Hotel to help the Hawaiian Band who was at Nevada. The profit from that activity was two hundred and thirty-one (231) dollars.

(Kuokoa, 12/28/1906, p. 5)

HOOHAUOLI KALIKIMAKA KAWAIHAU I KA BANA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 52, Aoao 5. Dekemaba 28, 1906.

The birthday of Pauahi, 1901.

Yesterday was the birthday of The Chiefess Mrs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Amongst the alii who passed on, Ke alii Pauahi is one who lives on in the minds of her lahui. She accumulated her great wealth and before her passing, she left most of it to build a School for the children of her people. Her strong desire was that her lahui be taught English and the proper knowledge for them to progress. Today there has been hundreds who have benefited from the knowledge they gained from these schools. She has gone on but left an unforgettable monument standing upon her land.

Lunalilo blessed the old people of his aina; Queen Kapiolani, the women who are increasing the race; Pauahi, educates those children. Those are the alii who left enduring monuments; and their names shall forever reverberate against the beloved walls of Hawaii nei.

(Kuokoa, 12/20/1901, p. 2)

O nehinei ka la hanau o Ke Alii Wahine Mrs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 25, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 20, 1901.