New Year’s Eve
Aloha Aunty here. New Years Eve was certainly loud but great fun, except for the really loud booms that put my cat under the bed and the neighbor’s dog into hysterics. They sounded like dynamite. I love the ones that shoot up into the air and have the pretty colors like sparklers. There were a bazillion pieces of paper on the ground the next day.
We went to Kumu Farms to help usher in the holidays. The Alu Like kupuna were there playing different dance instruments and singing. It was a really festive place with lots and lots of people!
Wow, the Hui Home Pumehana Christmas Party was a rousing success! I want to especially thank my committee who made the table decorations, stuffed gift bags, ran around picking up needed items, etc. You da bomb! Mahalo nui loa to all the volunteers who helped set up and clean up. Even Aunty Alice in her motorized chair picked up chairs and put them on her lap to bring them back during clean up! Simply amazing. We had three lovely helpers from Na Opio `O Molokai – Suliana, Jackson and Maka. They came and helped to serve our handicapped kupuna, make home deliveries, and to help clean up. Our food was catered by the Pizza Café. If you’ve never had their prime rib I highly recommend it. And last but by no means least our absolutely fabulous music and show provided by Lono, Cupcake, DJ and his halau.
We had the Kaimikaua family come to Pumehana and do a wonderful performance of Polynesian dances. The patriarch of the family just beamed and he should, what beautiful and handsome people. The New Zealand Haka is so impressive you could just imagine what it would have been to have had to face a group of warriors. We were also blessed with food being brought to Pumehana by a family for Christmas Day dinner [e kala mai for not knowing your name] and Take’s during the week between Christmas and New Years. Mahalo for these many blessings you’ve given us.
On Jan. 3 we went to a blessing of the wonderful Ululani Farms run by Sam and Scott. Kumu Pa`a Lawrence and his haumana, Kawika did the blessing and of course there was ono food! My neighbor said that the chili was so good she had to have the recipe.
Ua lawa paha keia a hui hou kakou [this is perhaps enough until we meet next time. Aloha no, Aunty Kapua