112821: Vanikapila 48.21 – Redux

I‘m republishing this one because of a bug in the PDF viewer not appearing when viewed as an “Email” versus viewing on the website.


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

So last week I shared images from Jiboni’s Miss Marin competition, shortly thereafter, Nicole shared with me the image below of our very own Madison in water survival training. Mahalo Nicole for sharing!

As you can see, our keiki is working hard, the water is probably ice cold and yet she looks focus and determined.

Maika’i No’eau! You got this!

Some of you may have heard me say, “History is constantly being re-written . . . ” or something like that. Well this article below shared with us by Linda Albion is a prime example. It concerns the “true” origins of the introduction of the ‘Ukulele to Hawai’i . . . spoiler alert, it’s not where you think it’s from . . . Mahalo Linda for sharing!

And I thought they all came from China, of course this doesn’t change anything today with our favorite instrument. But it sure does make you wonder what other falsehoods we’ve been been led to believe about the ‘Ukulele?

You have to admit that by proximity of Hawaii and California alone, it would make sense that there the two would have begun cultural exchanges much sooner than Portugal. Hmmmmm . . .

Btw, Brian Dervin Dillion, author of the article, is a 5th generation Californian, an archaeologist, and both the son and the father of historians. All three Dillon generations were educated at the University of California, Berkeley.   Brian’s Ph.D. in Maya archaeology was at age 25, the youngest in the history of the department.  A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright Fellow, for the past 40+ years he has done archaeology all over California, in every part of Guatemala, and in three other Central American countries. He has published over 130 articles, monographs and books on archaeology and history, and written more than 300 unpublished California contract archaeology studies.  His Camanche story was published in the California Territorial Quarterly in two parts (No. 97, Spring, 2014, and No 98, Summer, 2014) was was awarded a Westerner’s International Coke Wood Prize for Best Journal Article published in 2014.

Below this past week’s Vanikapila Images. I threw in some random images from Home (Oahu) and Home (San Rafael) just because. Mahalo to Nohea for recording our ‘Ohana Memories.

Random images from Home there and from Home here included.

Below the link to this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Mo’ai says, “Click me Dan-o to join this Saturday’s Vanikapila.”

For those of you who’ll be around, please consider joining us at the following event. RSVP by clicking the link below.

Click above for details and to RSVP.

It’s on a Saturday at the San Rafael Elks Lodge, so we won’t have our regular scheduled 12/11/2021 Vanikapila.


leaf dances downward,
moments of pleasure skyward,
for the briefest time.

Aloha a hui hou kakou,


You know you’re late for my 7 o’clock feeding, right?


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