Make Man Flower – The Plumeria

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Oct 192014
 

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My mom Poakalani was a great story teller.  She loved to talk about “HER” good old days; especially growing up with her sister Danette and cousin Francene and of course her home on School Street. She would reminisce  about how they would dare each other to walk through Oahu cemetery at night and pick the Make Man flowers that grew there.  Of course my mom would always win because she was never afraid of that cemetery believing her family who were buried there would keep her safe.  And the Make Man(Dead Man) flower… was the plumeria blossoms given that nick name only because it grew in many of the island cemeteries.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/ js636-bk6

Pua Melia – Plumeria

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Oct 082014
 

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My Tutu(Grandmother) was a lei seller.  Her home was always filled with a variety of flowers and someone was always stringing the blossoms into beautiful leis, but of all the flowers they strung, by far the plumeria was the prettiest because of it’s variety of colors.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/js673-bk8

 

Lei Pua Melia

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Sep 232014
 

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  Plumeria

The plumeria  flower found throughout Polynesia is a favorite in Hawaii.  It’s overwhelming scented flower was strung into floral leis and used especially by the hula girls.  Dancing to the strum of the ukulele the plumeria leis enhanced the beauty of the dancer.   45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/js668-bk8

Every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00pm during my High School Summers I danced with my Hula Halau at the Ala Moana Center Stage.  I needed to have all my costumes ironed and prepped and my leis sewn for each performance.  But unlike my other Hula Sisters it was easy for me to find the plumeria blossoms.  My paternal grandparents had their own plumeria garden right in their own back yard. So I spent my mornings picking and stringing the beautiful plumeria leis.  

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Aloha Everyone, We were all  aware that the Kanaina Building was scheduled for renovations a year ago.  We are now getting closer to the renovation date so we will be on a week to week notice for the quilting classes.  Please keep checking weekly for an updated status.  We will be at the Iolani Palace  through the month of June but haven't gotten any update for the month of July.  We have found a temporary home at the Bishop Museum when the renovations begin and will let you know when the time gets closer.. Thank you for your patience.   Cissy