HOW WE USED TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH

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4th - 1 (17)CHICAGO, July 5–The fourth meant picnics, band music and an oration in the town square and fireworks. John Adams predicted how we would celebrate. The Chicago History museum today shows us how. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LCC PHOTOS on a visit to the blogger home town.

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THE BRITISH ARE COMING..one of four Fourth of July posts

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4th - 1Chicago–How ironic. For 57 years, the Chicago History museum has invited our opponents in the War of Independence to our country’s birthday party at its Old fashioned fourth. The blogger returns after a 14 year absence to this annual event. WATCH FOR THREE MORE AMAZING POSTS. Voices of Maui Talk Story, Llc photo from bloggers visit to Magnificent Chicago.4th - 1

Which is America’s greatest city?

Heading to Lake Michigan on Chicago River

Ka’anapali–Four days we were here. On Fourth of July Eve we are in the world’s greatest city–greatest because unlike New York it is clean and beautiful everywhere, great because of its glitz, modernity, ambiance, flower lined avenues, Millennium Park, Frank Gehry outdoor concert venue, rich architecture, spectacular events, fine art museum, great symphony, beautiful lakefront not maligned by piers or ugly structures, 21 miles of bike path on a lakefront that was preserved by the great Daniel Burnham, and more. Here is what it looked like in just a few places on Fourth of July eve.

Just a minor sampling. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC PHOTOS

You will never guess who these beautiful, brainy women are and why they are wearing leis

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Lahaina–June 28–Today’s challenge. Simply say what these people did to deserve leis and win a free book shipped to you. If you live on the Continent and you can guess you win two books. If you are local, just one since you should be able to figure this out.  If you belong to this international organization, you are not eligible to win  unless the author through the kindness of his heart lets you. Email your answers to norm.mauiauthor@gmail.com  First to answer the question correctly gets the 144 page book, Voices of Aloha. Best of luck, and aloha. Of course, if there would be a pic, this would help.  VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC.

WATCH FOR UPCOMING CHANGES ON THIS SITE. LADIES

SHOWERS: PHOTO TALK TUESDAY, 40 YEARS ON KAANAPALI

Lahaina, June 22–:From Kamehameha to Kaanapali” will be the topic of a photo talk Tuesday at  7.a.m qt the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise meeting at Pioneer Inn by author Norm Bezane, you blogger featuring some  … photos taken over 40 years.

The Lahaina News columnist, introducing his new book, Voices of Aloha Beyond the Beach will quickly sketch four centuries of history and then focus on change in Kaanapali and the remarkable people of aloha who have made Maui, Maui.

Visitors are welcome. Entrance fee is $10, which includes an excellent breakfast among the items Eggs Benedict with mahi.  Meeting will conclude at 8 a.m. sharp. Info 667-0589

HOW WE CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY MAUI STYLE

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Ka’anapali Beach–Some of us walk a tightrope. Many of us–hundreds of us go to brunch at the Most Hawaiian Hotel. Mothers Day attracts a thousand brunchers, far surpassing Father/s Day

Here the blogger departs from policy by showing food, relevent though because this is what this father consumed and the people who made me a Dad.IMG_0579

FLOWERS OF ALOHA FOR CHARLESTON VICTIMS

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For the victims of gun violence in South Carolina, their loved ones and the nation. Pray for them yes, as many have said.
But pray for courage of our Congress to have the buts to enact meaningful gun control. The NRA may try to defeat you. But 300 million Americans will support you. Not this be another episode where we stay this has to sop and then do nothing. And then forget. Hawaii mourns for the victims