Thanks, Tom, for the reminder that today is, indeed, Lei Day in
Hawaii. In 1928, DB and his good friend Grace Tower Warren certainly
started a lovely tradition.
For those who may be new to the group, back in 2001 I transcribed a
number of articles written by DB for the Star-Bulletin about the idea
for a Lei Day celebration. The February-March 1928 articles may be
Files > Publications > Honolulu Star-Bulletin > 1928 Articles by Don
I suppose I should complete the project and transcribe material
published in April and May! (OK, on the to-do list!)
There are also a few related articles from 1937, 1939 and 1940 in the
Publications (S-B) file. The 1939 piece seems especially poignant
given the state of world affairs today.
Happy Lei Day! Even here on the mainland I'm sure we can come up
with an orchid or two to wear in honor of DB and Grace.