More Than Just Hula

The coconut wire is very active and efficient. While residing most of the time in Molokai, I was on the mainland when I heard that Lori Higa, my first kumu, was no longer teacher at Home Pumehana. As a senior, I would like to thank Lori for all the wonderful history, culture and love she shared with me and others in our small but close class. We had many wonderful experiences such as field trips, shows, birthdays, births and even deaths of our family members. She showed us what aloha means. She accepted us all whether haole, Portuguese, Japanese, Filipino and Hawaiian. It did not matter the color of your skin or the ability to dance. She spent many hours out of class time taking us on field trips, extra practices and celebrations of all kinds.

Thank you Lori Higa. From just one of your senior hula dancers,

Lynn Duggan

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