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Unukupukupu Halau Hula Performance

Unukupukupu Halau Hula Performance

The Library of Congress has added a new entry to it’s it’s YouTube collection.  This video is a traditional hula performance from the Hula School of the Community College of Hilo, Hawaii.  The presentation is an hour and ten minutes long. Enjoy this performance of traditional dancers…    

Women Worked Too!

Women Worked Too!

[Originally posted on YourIslandRoutes.com.  Reposted for Fearless Females–Women’s History Month, March 12th: Working Girl] After piling over my research notes for the last 10 or more years, I’ve come to the conclusion that women worked much earlier than movies, television, and books lead us to believe. While many joined the work force during the depression and WWII, many were working centuries before! There may have been certain classes of women in society who never worked. But, many had to work….

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Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

(Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Day 10: Gifts) As I wrote about my doll, Tippy Toes, for the Smile for the Camera Edition #19, I thought I’d bring back my story about Grandma’s pajamas.  Though the pajamas weren’t necessarily my favorite gifts to receive (what five year old dreams of pajamas?), but they do bring back some of the warmest memories. It was a tradition to receive handmade pajamas from Grandma Lassalle.  It was also a tradition for Grandma to…

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Advent Calendar: Snowflakes in the Bay Area

Advent Calendar: Snowflakes in the Bay Area

(Day 9 of the Advent Calender of Christmas Memories:  Grab Bag) At my first job with the County Library system, I worked with a elderly woman.  She was all business, no play–very serious.  She was a former member of the military who took everything seriously. You can imagine my surprise when I learned a week before Christmas one year that she was hiding a secret talent.  She could make 8 pointed paper snowflakes.  Somewhere in the back of my brain,…

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Christmas Morning–Breakfast

Christmas Morning–Breakfast

(This is day two of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories…Holiday Foods) Ever since I was wee child my family had a tradition. After all the stockings were emptied and the presents unwrapped, we’d sit down for Christmas breakfast. This included bacon, eggs cooked in several ways, toast, and because of my Mom’s Portuguese roots, linguinca. The linguica could only be certain brands. Each has it’s own flavor and certain ones were not popular amongst the kin. Santos was the brand…

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