Magical Maui. Ocean..Beaches. Azure Sky. Sunsets. Activities. Yet Maui is more. My book which you can purchase here, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui from an award-winning writer Norm Bezane tells the life stories of remarkable people of aloha past and present. Here you will read of the passion, the true meaning of aloha and the lives of some 60 truly fascinating people from the best of 200 of my columns in Lahaina News.
Life of a dog on Maui
SampleExcerpt One of 60 readable tales in my book
A Day in Life of Kea Aloha
AS THE ONLY NATIVE HAWAIIAN in our family, born in 200 Hilo, Hawaii, weaned in Honolulu on Sand Island, arriving on Maui via Hawaiian Air just three months after birth, Kea Aloha loves living in the greatest place on earth. e white u y guy is very frequently petted by visitors who miss their animals and love this dog.
The vet has said he has a very strong heart because his masters walk him down and then up Keka‘a Drive hill every morning to visit the resorts and sit on a soon-to-be rented beach cabana chair to watch Trilogy snorkel day-trippers depart each morning.
Kea spends more time at the beach than many residents who mostly seem to go to and fro to the store or other places unconnected to the joys of paradise. Kea takes up his story in his own words.
“My first stop in the morning is the KBH valet stand where I say hello to my friends Patti, Bobbie, Clayton, and Ron (who insists I need training). ere he is known as ‘Mr. White,’ for his namesake Mike White, general manager of the hotel.
“To let others dogs know I have been around, I raise my hind leg on my favorite signs, one saying, ‘Stop’ and another, ‘No Parking. Your Car Will Be Towed by Ali‘i Towing.’ The ocean used to scare me to death, even the sound of it before I could see it. Now it merely frightens me.
“I go to a lot of places, particularly liking the Sunday Drive to Ulupalakua Ranch where I once heard a famous singer appear at the winery. I had to stand outside the white picket fence though. I have even marched in a Whale Day parade.
“My friend Tommy thinks I am a conservative, but as usual 100 percent of the time he is……more on page 234, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui
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