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Dypsis lutscens

This clumping palm is also from Madagascar and was relatively recently re-classified from its previous Genus name of Chrysalidocarpus into the Genus Dypsis, along with several other related Genera. Its common name “Areca” is actually that of an entirely different Genus of palms, the most notable of which is the Betel-Nut Palm. This palm is widely used in our area as a hedge-row or screening plant, and, on the mainland, it is frequently used as a house-plant, as well as being found in many south Florida landscapes.

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Sunday September 30th is Gold Star Mother’s Day in United States…

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Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

The name the Gold Star Mothers was derived from the custom of military families who put a service flag near their front window. The flag featured a star for each family member serving in their country – living members were denoted in blue but gold stars honored family members who were killed while in duty. In 1918 President Woodrow Wilson approved the wearing of black arm bands bearing a gilt star by those who had a family member who died in the military service to the United States. This distinguished them from the blue stars, representing a family member presently serving in the armed forces.

The last Sunday in September is also Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. This day is a tribute to all parents whose children died as a result of their service with the United States Armed Forces. It commemorates the contributions, commitments and sacrifices made by those parents individually and through the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

Gold Star Mother’s Day is not a designated public holiday in the United States so public life is not affected..

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The Death of Kauikeouli…

Keeaumoku, (the father of Kaahumanu, Piia, and Kuakini, present governor of Hawaii,) Tamehameha’s principal general, with a few of his companions, had advanced a considerable distance beyond the main body of his warriors, and was completely surrounded by Kauikeouli’s men. After defending themselves for some time against superior numbers, all the associates of Keeaumoku were slain, he himself was dangerously wounded by a number of stabs with the pāhoa, a dagger, from eighteen inches to two feet long, made of wood or iron, and called also Kivaraao fell in the midst of his foes. His enemies thought him mortally wounded, and were proceeding to despoil him of his ornaments, Kauikeouli approached, and called out to them to take care of the paraoa, a finely polished ornament, made of a whale’s tooth, highly valued by the natives, and worn on the breast suspended by a necklace of curiously braided human hair, stooping down himself at the same time to untie it. Keeaumoku, recovering from a swoon, and seeing Kauikeouli bending over him, made a sudden spring, and grasped him round his neck, or (as some of the natives say) by his long flowing hair, and being a man of uncommon stature and strength, held him down. Kauikeouli endeavoured, but in vain, to extricate himself from his grasp. At this instant, Tamehameha and his attendants, having heard that Keeaumoku had fallen, hastened to the spot, and one of them, Narimaerua, perceiving the situation of Kauikeouli, rushed forward, and ran a spear through his body; another stabbed him with a pāhoa. He fell upon the body of Keeaumoku, and instantly expired. Keoua, his uncle, who fought near him, was about the same time wounded in the thigh by a spear, and obliged to quit the field. As soon as the death of Kauikeouli was known, a panic spread through his men, and they quickly fled in every direction. Many jumped into the sea, and swam to some canoes lying off the place, and the rest fled to the mountains or the adjoining puhonua (place of refuge) at Honaunau, about four miles distant. Among these was Karaiomoku, then a youth, now principal chief in the Sandwich 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…?

Dypsis decaryi

This rather unusual-looking palm is also from Madagascar. Even though its trunk is round, its leaves are attached to the trunk in 3 vertically aligned rows or ranks set 120 degrees apart, thus forming an equilateral triangle in its crown space. Its silvery-gray foliage also attracts attention. Locally, these palms are utilized in landscapes as individual specimen plants and as distinctive border plants. They do well in full sun here, but will tolerate partial shading by taller trees. They are easy to grow from seed.

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