Waimea I Ka La’i is an autobiography. A collection of personal memories growing up in Waimea, a little cattle town, on the Island of Hawai’i, nestled in a crease at the foothills of the Kohala Mountain. Waimea I Ka La’i is a cornucopia of personal lessons learned and a life lived which I am bequeathing to our four precious grandsons through Story. Lessons of Love for my parents. Who sacrificed, went without for me and my ‘little brother’ so we could have ‘life’ better than they had. Love for the people who made a difference in my life.
A host of teachers, preachers, employers, and outliers. Even two folks, a Sunday school teacher and high school counselor who said I didn’t have the ‘brains’ necessary to succeed in school. In their perverse way, they too helped and inspired me. Love for Place. For Waimea, the town I grew up in. A beautiful slice of Heaven on Earth. I share my recollections of family and friends I had a connection with. Waimea I Ka La’i is my Story. What is your Story? It will differ from mine in substance. But in our humanity, they will intersect.