I was born on Molokaʻi in 1945. My family moved to Lānaʻi in 1950 when my father was hired to be the island’s game warden. I graduated from Lānaʻi High & Elementary School in 1963.
After high school, I left Lānaʻi and resided in: Honolulu, HI (1963 to 1965); Hilo, Kona, and Kamuela HI (1965-67); New Zealand (1967); and in Hāna, Maui (1968-1996). When I resided in Hāna, I also commuted to work on Lānaʻi from 1981-1984 and 1986-1990. From 1990 to 1996, I also lived in Wailuku, Pukalani, and Keokea to work and returned to my Hāna residence each weekend.
I was widowed in 1981 and have two sons; four grandsons, two granddaughters; and three great-grandsons. Today, I live in a 1928 plantation house on Lānaʻi with my two dogs, a foster dog, and a cat left to me when my 98-year old aunt on Molokaʻi passed away.