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Why are are these Hawaiian hula dancers wearing glitzy cellophane skirts?

Because they became popular in the 1940’s when tourists discovered Hawaii and arrived by boat.. Now authentic skirts are usually worn as more respect for the culture has evolved. The glitzy ones are sometimes worn in one dance in a show. To Hawaiians cellophane skirts today represent an insult to the culture.

TURTLE TIME: photo of the day Kaanapali

turtlefans1128Kaanapali–Crowd watches release of turtle from Maui Ocean Center a couple of years ago. Turtles can occasionally be found in nearby waters but they are protected do not touch.

VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY PHOTO ARCHIVE

IN 12TH POST OF MAUI CHRISTMAS SERIES, THE BLOGGER AND FAMILY HIGHLIGHT OUR 2015

KA’ANAPALI, MAUI, Dec. 25.Blogger and family wish everyone a Happy New Year through this belated Christmas card highlighting what we did in 2015. Details below the montage.  SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS PLUS 11 OTHER POSTS FOR WHAT CHRISTMAS WAS LIKE ON MAUI THIS YEAR…SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL 12 POSTS OF THE 12 PHOTO POSTS ON MAUI, CHRISTMAS DAY, 2015

christmas photo carad - 1OUR YEAR IN WORDS: HIGHLIGHTS

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BEZANES AFTER ANOTHER EVENTFUL YEAR

•Norm and Sara complete sale of Chicago apt.; norm suffers through 0 degree weather to put everything in storage. (January)

•Sara campaigns for new board at Vintage condo association. elected president. (March)

•Daughter/grandson visit Maui; we send in our income tax. (April)

•Norm in Honolulu wins two awards as finalist for best column and best independent journalist in Hawaii from Society of Professional

Journalists. (June)

•Sara takes lead as board member of Maui Friends of the Library picking graphic designer for $180,K book mobile to be given to state

Sara/Norm spend three months in Chicago with grandson/ family, get

rids of all our things in storage unit and attend many concert, Cub, Illini games’ Norm diagnosed as losing brain cells (no surprise to you)

•Norm appears on 30 minute WGN radio on 50,000 watt station to talk about his books and Maui.

•Sara wins praise for producing harmony at the Vintage, completing a major rehab of the rec center during the year with input from 22

owners December

•Norm completes 325TH Lahaina News column since 2006,  completes 300 Joys of Kaanapali blog post, struggles to finish formating of fourth book (December)

Little dog Kea Aloha petted by 300th visitor at Starbucks, Norm types 250th typos of year in email (Decmbur)

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HOLIDAYS PHOTO BLOGATHON: Catching Up

Visit Joys of Kaanapali  every day for new posts, including year-end best photos of year and wahines/kanes of the year. U have seen few posts here lately as the blogger has been heavily engaged in writing projects. Lots of catch-up to do. Shown: Blogger at Women Helping Women walk a mile in her shoes event. 149

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