Clouds of Memories

Clouds of Memories


Mona Kahele

Softcover, 255 pp.

Mona Kahele recounts the traditions of everyday, rural Hawaiians, stories handed down from generations to generation, about the places and customs that form the core of our culture in Hawaii places and customs that are disappearing.

As a young girl in the 1930s, Kahele developed a fascination with writing and began recording the stories her grandparents and others of their generation shared with her. Her first writing materials were bits of pencil and corn husks, hala leaves and blank Bible pages. Later, as a native Hawaiian educator and community leader, Kahele documented cultural and historical information until her death in 2006.

Clouds of memories includes diary entries, place name accounts, legends, fishing traditions from the Miloliʻi area, as well as a glossary of Hawaiian terms.