Sunday July 30th, 2017 is Parents’ Day in the United States…

Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday each year and promotes the message that the role of the parent is important in human development, which requires investment, focus, and commitment. In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed into law a resolution adopted by the US Congress to establish the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents’ Day. This day is similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents’ Day is established for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children”

The Parents’ Day Council plays an active role in celebrating and promoting Parents’ Day through a range of events and activities. For example, the council honors “Parents of the Year” at local, state and national levels. Those who have been nominated or selected are people who exemplify the standard and ideal of positive parenthood. Exemplary parents from each state are nominated for “National Parents of the Year”.

Parents’ Day is a popular time for people to send cards and gifts, including flowers, cakes and food hampers, to those who play an important role as a positive parental figure in their lives. It is also a time for families to come together for lunches or dinners. Special tributes to parental figures who are seen as role models are made through local announcements, at church services, or at local community events. Parents’ Day proclamations and rallies have been held in recent times and involved organizations such as the United Civil Rights Councils of America.

Parents’ Day is a national observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States.

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A Missionary View of the state of the people of the Sandwich Islands…

Far different are the impressions produced on the minds of the missionaries who have resided for some years in the islands. Having acquired their language, observed their domestic economy, and become acquainted with the nature of their government, the bloody character of their frequent wars, their strange and oppressive system of idol worship, and the occurrence of human sacrifices, they are led, from the indubitable facts which have come under their notice, to more just and accurate conclusions; conclusions in awful accordance with the faithful testimony of divine revelation.

The population at present is about 85,000, and will most probably be greatly increased by the establishment of Christianity, whose mild influence, it may reasonably be expected, will effect a cessation of war, an abolition of infanticide, and a diminution of those vices, principally of foreign origin, which have hitherto so materially contributed to the depopulation of the islands. Hawaii is by far the largest, most populous, and important island of the group, and, until within a few years, was the usual residence of the king, and the frequent resort of every chief of importance in the other islands.

Foreigners, however, having of late found the harbors of some of the leeward islands more secure and convenient than those of Hawaii, have been induced more frequently to visit them; and this has led the king and principal chiefs to forsake, in a great degree, the favorite residence of their ancestors, and, excepting the governor, and the chiefs of Kaavaroa, to spend the greater part of their time in some of the other islands. (Ellis)

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(These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?


Alyxia Oilviformis 

Back then and right now, the people of Hawai’i felt and feel a special love for the fragrant bark and leaves of this wild forest climber. Pulled into long streamers and twined together, strips of maile make a scarf-like lei that is traditionally worn by any person experiencing a grand moment. This plant embodies Laka, the goddess of the hula.  

Maile (pronounced “my lay”) is partly vine, partly shrub. Because it assumes a variety of forms and leaf-shapes, the old Hawaiians gave it several names, and modern botanists have tried far more. Current wisdom, though, gives maile one name as a species – Alyxia Oilviformis (the leaf is some­what Olive-leaf-like in form)-and admits that the plant comes in many shapes. The genus Alyxia includes about 120 species that occur throughout the Pacific rim, but maile itself is endemic to Hawai’i. Regardless of its leaf shape, its spicy vanilla fragrance (which intensifies as the leaves wilt) conveys the same honor.  

The botanical family that includes maile has a knack for showy flowers, such as: oleander, yellow oleander, allarnanda, periwinkle, and mandevilla. The same family also includes one of Hawai’i’s most familiar trees, the plumeria.

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Take Our Guided Horticultural Tour…

Swinging Bridge
On our exquisite 2-hour walking tour, one of our horticultural experts will point out fascinating facts about the beautiful flowers and plants in our extensive botanical collection and answer questions about tropical plants.

Your horticultural guide will first lead you to a spectacular view of Kamaee Falls, proclaimed to be one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and pristine waterfalls. This location is a must stop for both novice and professional photographers alike.

From there, you will be taking an unhurried stroll through our tropical Rainforest Trail. Watch other guests zipping high in the forest canopy and listen as our experts explain the many and varied uses of tropical plants, allowing you to smell the flowers and taste some of the ripe fruit. Continuing down the trail, you will encounter a quiet, serene, natural spring-fed stream lined by many of Hawaii’s unique plants and trees.

At the halfway point of your tour, you have the option to add a delicious lunch. Prepared and served for our guests, this unique option must be reserved in advance. Everyone will be able to partake in dessert – a sampling of fresh fruit from our own gardens.

Following the fruit and refreshment break, the group will proceed to our final destination, the magnificent Rainbow Walk. This portion of the tour meanders along a paved walkway surrounded by thousands of tropical plants.

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Monday July 24th, 2017 is Cousins Day in the United States…

 Cousins are fun to be with – they are almost like your siblings but you don’t have to share all your prized possessions with them all the time. In general, cousins are relatives with whom we share an ancestor, though in many cultures the term is commonly used to refer to the children of our aunts and uncles. In genealogy, which is the study of families and their history, a relationship between cousins – two people who have a common ancestor – is named after which generation they belong to.

When cousins are from the same generation, they are known as first, second or third cousins. For example, first cousins are children of siblings – your uncle and aunt’s children will be your first cousins. The children of first cousins are second cousins, and the children of second cousins are third cousins. On the other hand, when two people are not from the same generation, their relationship is described by adding the word removed. First cousin once removed, for example, is used to describe the relationship between a person and the children of his or her first cousin – your first cousin’s child will be your first cousin once removed. First cousin once removed can also be used to refer to a parent’s first cousin.

Celebrated every year on July 24, the unofficial holiday is also sometimes known as National Cousins Day.

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