Amelia Ana Kaopua weds Robert F. Bailey, 1946.

[Found under: “KAMAAINA KOLUMN: By Grace Tower Warren”]

OFFICER’S BRIDE, Mrs. Robert F. Bailey, who was Miss Amelia Ana Kaopua before her marriage.—Sam Mukaido photo.

Amelia Kaopua Is March Bride

In the tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Miss Amelia Ana Kaopua, daughter of the late James Kaopua of Honolulu, was married to Lt. (jg) Robert F. Bailey, USNNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.Bailey of Craigsville, W. Va., at 6:30 p.m. March 9. Continue reading

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Lei Day 50 years ago, 1968.

It all started in 1928

Wear your aloha shirts, muumuus, leis tomorrow

As has been the custom since Grace Tower Warren and Don Blanding began the observance of Lei Day in 1928, aloha shirts, muumuus and leis will be the garb of the day tomorrow.

Throughout the Islands each year on May Day, schools and other institutions present their May programs and lei contests.

The Oahu Lei Contest, sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be judged tomorrow and the leis will be on display at the Waikiki Shell from 1 to 9 p.m.

Prizes totaling $650 will be awarded to  lei makers in different categories.

Darlene Bakke, this year’s lei queen, will reign over the festivities including music, hula dancing and pageantry, to be held at the Shell.

A demonstration of kahili making—kahilis were the standard of royalty in Old Hawaii—will be given from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Shell lawn. Continue reading