Friday, October 8, 2010

City of Refuge...

(June 1968)

Mr. B's lovely mom (a wonderful seamstress...I am sure she sewed her dress and often did matching clothes for the whole family)....Mr. B's big brother, Mr. B and his sister.

* As was written in this brochure...
"Defeated wariors, noncombatants, and taboo breakers escaped death if they reached the sacred land at Honaunau ahead of their pursuers."

"...The object of war in old Hawaii was extermination of the enemy, including any women, children and old folks of the opposing side found during the heat of battle."

"...Wars were frequent, expected...before 1819..."

"All who sought refuge were admitted... There was not a trial to establish their guilt or innocence...  refugees stayed until the conflict was over, taboo breakers until they were dismissed by the priests - usually after a few hours or overnight. When they left, the protection went with them. and they were free to return home in peace."

This City of Refuge and the tradition " believed to have been in operation before 1492.

(June 1968)
The three with their "cool shades" sitting in one of the hand carved Hawaiian canoes.

Me and Girly~Twirly 
sitting in possibly the same Hawaiian canoe!

I have this post set up prior to our trip for Hawaii....
I hope to get some pictures from our trip on some future posts.

Here is a drawing of a Hawaiian canoe paddle and some leaves drawn using the first name MIKE.

Joining in with:
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme
-the letter C-

Friday Photo Flashback,

Thank you for stopping by!
When we return, I will be catching up on some blog reading and
returning all those who have stopped by and left comments on my posts while we are away.

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xinex said...

I hope you are enjoying your trip, Maria. These are nice pictures and I can't wait to see new ones when you get back...Christine

Brenda said...

It is always wonderful to have pictures of earlier generations and then take one of the current in the same place. It always fascinates me how things change but remain the same.

Xmas Dolly said...

Hi! How are you? Fine I hope. You have such a lovely smile. Love the pictures you shared with us today. Do you really think it might be the same boat from 1968. I was 18 yrs. old then. ~hehe~ I just love looking at older pics. I also have a new meme for Monday's. Monday's Music Moves Me. Come by and check it out maybe even play along. I hope so. It's tons of fun! Have a great weekend.

Michelle A'etonu said...

as usual...lovely pics. and i know exactly where that hawaiian canoe is. i'm sure we took pictures in it too!

Janet Rose said...

I so enjoy your photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jo said...

that is an interesting story ...

Jenny said...

This is fascinating. I've not heard much about this.

I'm glad you're off on vacation relaxing and taking beautiful pictures!

Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday. I was a bit surprised to see you this week.


Cheryl D. said...

Enjoy your vacation! What cool pictures.

Pondside said...

I hope you're having a wonderful time!

Splendid Little Stars said...

interesting history and fun "old" photos!

Diana said...

I love the history in the brochure. I did not know those things about the island.

You're in Hawaii?! OoOoOoh, girl! I covet thy trip! LOL! Hope you're havin' fun fun FUN! ♥

Debbie said...

How wonderful to have those photos in that canoe!

Kel said...

I hope you are having a lovely time and enjoying being "home" for a bit.

Annesphamily said...

Great photos Maria! I am so glad I stopped by. Have a great week. Anne

Anonymous said...

I hope you are enjoying your trip.

Thank you for sharing those pictures and memories with us.

myletterstoemily said...

i so enjoy your husband's colorful past.
it seems very exotic and exciting to
such a provincial girl like me.

have a lovely hawaiian vacation. i look
forward to the photos!


Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Wonderful photos. I especially like the ones from the 60s.
Have a superb trip.

Alicia said...

Wow, Maria!! I love how you took a picture in the same canoe!!

I hope you had a wonderful time in Hawaii (I'm sure you did)! I can't wait to see pictures!!

Mrs.G said...

Hello Maria
I had a dream the other night I was in Hawaii...I thought of you.
Great pictures, awaiting to see the new ones.

Mumsy said...

You have some wonderful old photos! Hope all is well..

Susan said...

That was very interesting! good pics. Have a safe and fun trip!

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