I wonder if any of these golden Hawaiian flag badges still survive, 1893.

GOLDEN HAWAIIAN FLAGS.

We saw beautiful new Golden Hawaiian Flags at the jewelry store of Mr. T. Linday [Lindsay], on Fort Street, upland of the store of Mr. McInerny [Mr. Makinane]. It is most beautiful and reasonable in price. O those of Patriotic hearts, you must go get one at once, lest they run out first, for there are not many.

(Hawaii Holomua, 6/2/1893, p. 2)

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Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 234, Aoao 2. Iune 2, 1893.

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Because February shouldn’t be the only Hawaiian Language month… 1948.

Ka makahiki a puni!

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THE MOTHER TONGUE

We frequently speak to our dear readers about our Mother tongue, not about our teaching them the Hawaiian language, but that the light of our beloved language from our forefathers is being extinguished.

Being that this is a new era, and we see and realize that there is a drastic reduction in the number of our generations capable in our mother tongue. There are many of our youths these days who have no knowledge of our language, but when you listen to them singing, they sing Hawaiian songs. Sometimes when our children speak Hawaiian, their production of the language is so strange, and sometimes our naau [gut, heart] aches at their mispronunciation of words.

There are many Hawaiian songs sung with incorrect pronunciation. Our children are neglecting trying to acquire knowledge and proficiency in speaking the mother tongue. Look at the other ethnicities like the Filipinos and…

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Allen C. Wilcox weds Florence C. Mugridge, 1917.

A CELEBRATED WEDDING

At the home of Millionaire Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Wilcox at Kilohana Home, Lihue, Kauai, on Friday, April 27, 1917, Allen C. Wilcox and Miss Florence C. Mugridge of Tiburon, California, were joined in Holy Matrimony by Rev. J. M. Lydgate, and the wedding rings were put on.

The Millionaire Mr. A. S. Wilcox gave the the betrothed, with Mrs. Gaylord P. Wilcox on the side of the bride and Mr. W. N. Stewart on the side of the groom. Continue reading

Aloha Aina! 1898.

ALOHA FOR REMEMBERING.

Yes, our hearts are awed and deeply moved seeing the beloved assistance of the patients of Kalaupapa for the Delegates of the lahui. This is a great gift for us for it arrived like manna from heaven; the little amount that they sent is far greater than the thousands and hundreds from those who are prosperous.  For their living is not in luxury, nor in joy, but in constant grief, sorrow, and anguish. And as there was encouragement to all Patriots urging them to give assistance to our Delegates, a feeling of excitement awoke in the minds of these frail ones to give aloha to their fellow men who are tirelessly working in the fury of Washington for the rights of the land, the people, and the monarchy of Hawaii. Continue reading

Donations, 2017 and beyond.

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Aloha all,

I have been asked where donations for this blog should be sent. I am not asking for money. I am just doing this blog on the side when time permits. What would be worthwhile is if you think the posts are worth anything to anyone you know, to pass it on, whether by reposting them electronically on Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, or by email; or printing them and handing them off; or the old-fashioned way, by talking about them.

However, if you indeed want to make donations, please consider making them to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Library and Archives! They hold much of the newspapers that I get my information from. They also are the caretakers of journals and letters and books containing historical information that cannot be found anywhere else. Do not forget to designate that your gift is to go to the Library and Archives.

Mahalo,
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More on the Liliuokalani Church clock, 1892.

THE QUEEN AT WAIALUA.

Her Majesty’s Gift to Liliuokalani Church.

Her Majesty the Queen returned from her New Year’s trip to Waialua by yesterday afternoon’s train from Manana. The Queen and party greatly enjoyed their short stay at Waialua. There was no function given at the place except the presentation of a clock to Liliuokalani Church by the Queen, after whom the new church was called at dedication. Continue reading

Liliuokalani Church clock presented by the Queen, 1892.

THE QUEEN IN THE SEA SPRAY OF PUAENA.

The Alii, the Queen spent her New Year’s day at Waialua, and on that day was held an assembly where the Queen handed over her gift of the hanging clock to the Waialua church named after her, the words of presentation were given from the Queen’s side by her Chamberlain, Robertson, and this was responded to by Judge S. H. Kalamakee from the side of the church Continue reading