Happy President’s Day! …. and Happy Birthday, Nick!!!!!

A very windy “Aloha Monday” to you all!

I hope you all are enjoying the President’s Day holiday!  Of course, it’s not a holiday for our family because our IOLANI on KONA ST. store will be open today .  That’s ok, though, because I really enjoy meeting with customers and talking story with them.  A lot of them are there not only to shop but also want to know the story and history behind our 59-year old business.  It’s amazing how many of them have researched us and already know a lot about us and our family history … kinda spooky, yeah?

And because today is February 21st, that means that a very special boy was born on this day – that’s right, it’s Nick’s birthday today!!  Happy Birthday, son!

I saw that one our our SF ohana had her purse stolen yesterday … bummer!  Times are tough, people … but that doesn’t give you the right to take other people’s property.  I remember my dad telling me of his experience in Haiti back in the 70’s … they had gone shopping and decided to leave their stuff in the car while they had lunch.  When my dad asked why the driver didn’t lock the car, he was told that Haitian law dictated that anyone caught stealing would have a hand amputated.  If caught again, the other hand was cut off … a third offense, and the thief was put to death.  So as you probably guessed, none of my dad’s stuff was touched while they were gone – even though the doors were unlocked and the windows open!  Now that’s what I call deterrence … something our society desperately needs today!

Have a great day, peeps!

Aloha, “D”