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How to Make a Real Hawaiian Lei

Sharing Aloha



Lei giving is part of living in Hawaii. Leis represent the aloha spirit. They are given for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries, for special guests at meetings on Sunday, and of course, when tourists arrive or family comes to visit.



In our yard we had a white plumeria tree and also a pink plumeria tree. I would send my granddaughter out to pick the flowers on the lower branches, or she would use a broom to knock the… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on November 10, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Most Well-Known Songs of Hawaii

There are a few Hawaiian songs that are known throughout the United States and internationally. Living in Hawaii, I now know there are hundreds more. See if you can recognize the ones I am thinking of:



Hawaiian Wedding Song



by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning (1958)



This is the moment



I've waited for



I can hear my heart singing



Soon bells will be ringing



This is the moment



Of sweet… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on November 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to backup digital photos while on vacation

Nothing could be more devastating than returning from a once-in-a-lifetime trip, than realizing that you have lost some of your digital photos. All the places you visited, the people, the unique culture, architectural wonders, floral marvels and amazing scenery are only a distant memory. With a bit of planning and consistency while on your trip, you can avoid the sinking feeling that comes with photographic data loss.



Fortunately today there are several options for storing your… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on November 10, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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