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    Quote Originally Posted by Pueo View Post
    Yeah, I know, I just doubt it would have been an issue on pre-contact Hawaii. That's what I meant.

    It was also a different time.
    When the missionaries and the Europeans (and Americans) came to Hawaii they thought of the natives as 'savages' in spite of the fact that they were skilled navigators (without instruments) and had a rich cultural heritage but as they had no written language it was assumed they were savages.

    As the missionaries taught the natives to read and write, the Kingdom of Hawaii had the highest rate of literacy among its populace, and `Iolani Palace had electric lights and flush toilets before the White House did.
    Fact. You can look it up if you like.
    Yeah, real savages.
    Stupid haoles.

    Lots of times I feel ashamed of my people. Oh well.
    Also, they weren't white.

    I'm ashamed of my people too. The Christian missionaries' misdeeds have been well catalogued. Avaricious European colonialists used their national religion (again Christianity) as an excuse. Manifest destiny Americans using whatever excuse they could to exploit peoples and lands. None of this is exclusive to Hawaii, but Hawaii got more than its fair share of all of it.
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    So in my back yard I had a Guava tree and a Papaya tree, both of them died.
    The neighbor had this shrub/tree that grew above the fence and dropped lots of its berries and now those damn things are sprouting all over my back yard.
    I hacked away a few of them that had become quite large.
    I filled our Green bin last weekend, so I had to wait until it was collected to fill it again with the remainder of what I cut down yesterday.

    As I was breaking down the branches I came across a hug pile of feathers. I guess that cat that hangs out in our back yard had a snack.
    A spotted dove by the looks of the feathers.
    When I was raking leaves yesterday I just about had a heart attack -as I was raking behind this tree the cat stirred and jumped to top of the fence - I was not expecting that!
    Usually the biggest critters I disturb in the back yard are Mynahs and/or anoles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pueo View Post
    So in my back yard I had a Guava tree and a Papaya tree, both of them died.
    The neighbor had this shrub/tree that grew above the fence and dropped lots of its berries and now those damn things are sprouting all over my back yard.
    I hacked away a few of them that had become quite large.
    I filled our Green bin last weekend, so I had to wait until it was collected to fill it again with the remainder of what I cut down yesterday.

    As I was breaking down the branches I came across a hug pile of feathers. I guess that cat that hangs out in our back yard had a snack.
    A spotted dove by the looks of the feathers.
    When I was raking leaves yesterday I just about had a heart attack -as I was raking behind this tree the cat stirred and jumped to top of the fence - I was not expecting that!
    Usually the biggest critters I disturb in the back yard are Mynahs and/or anoles.
    Was he eyeing you for lunch?
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    Oh, and I had noticed my left arm was sore all week - I thought it was just mild tendinitis from all the yard work -so I was trying to take it easy at the gym. The last thing I did yesterday was run the trimmer on the grass in front.

    Oh.

    THAT was it. Immediate discomfort when I started swinging it around. That makes sense now. I had a marathon trimmer session last weekend in the back yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PereBourik View Post
    Was he eyeing you for lunch?
    HAhahaha!
    He was napping on all the fallen leaves I was trying to rake up. He has a brown/black mottled coat. Excellent camouflage on dead leaves.

    I think he was actually born in my back yard, under my grill.

    We saw momma hanging around there last year, then a bunch of kittens appeared (which we left alone).
    This cat seems to be the only one who hangs out in our yard. We do not feed him, but he is often there sunning or lazing about as if he owns the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pueo View Post
    Yeah, I know, I just doubt it would have been an issue on pre-contact Hawaii. That's what I meant.

    It was also a different time.
    When the missionaries and the Europeans (and Americans) came to Hawaii they thought of the natives as 'savages' in spite of the fact that they were skilled navigators (without instruments) and had a rich cultural heritage but as they had no written language it was assumed they were savages.

    As the missionaries taught the natives to read and write, the Kingdom of Hawaii had the highest rate of literacy among its populace, and `Iolani Palace had electric lights and flush toilets before the White House did.
    Fact. You can look it up if you like.
    Yeah, real savages.
    Stupid haoles.

    Lots of times I feel ashamed of my people. Oh well.
    European colonizers had a real habit of considering anybody who didn't look like them to be savages. We've made some progress in that regard...but we haven't ended that mindset completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeda View Post
    I don't do that very much. I do a lot of "oh, I wish mom could see this." But at my nieces' dance recital, I was caught quite off guard when I thought "oh, I wonder if mom's here yet?" That was pretty soon after and it just hit me like a bag of bricks.

    Someone said it's like losing your compass and that is the most resonant reference I've yet been given.

    I also think it's interesting that now that she is gone, I am ... ready? not ready but have no choice? processing a lot of trauma stuff from my past. One of mom's highest values was someone who could be "a brick" in crisis, so maybe I don't have to do that anymore? Or *can't* do that anymore? Maybe I've lost my capacity for stoicism? Or maybe she was the foundation for my walls that made life manageable? It's like, she died, I grieved, there was a little pause, and then all this crap came roaring back from other stuff. I'm a hot mess over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeda View Post
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    Ok, I just learned that the next lyric in The Joker contains the word "Pompitous". WTF?

    . . . like the pompitous of love.

    Or pompatus. That word is rock legend. Steve Miller made it up after Paul McCartney told him "sometimes you just do what it takes to write a song."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichM View Post
    Pompatus (/ˈpɒmpətəs/) is a nonsense word coined by Steve Miller and most famously used in his 1973 hit single "The Joker". The word was inspired by a similar nonsense word, sometimes transliterated as "puppetutes," in the 1954 song "The Letter" by The Medallions.

    ---Wikipedia

    See? Rich knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbycrts View Post
    And...home-grown fresh tomatoes are the worst of all. The more flavor, the more gag-inducing. My dad was famous for his home-grown tomatoes. All summer long every year I would have a small bowl of fresh tomatoes as part of our dinner. My summer nightmare.
    Ah yes. I remember now.
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