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Friday, October 16, 2009

End of an Era

Even though I hate waking up to smoke and black rain, I have to feel a twinge of regret to see the sugar industry come to an end on Kauai.


Gay and Robinson will harvest the last fields next week and the Waimea community will be memorializing that with a convoy following the last truck to the mill and a potluck.


Last night, the clear skies of autumn made for a beautiful Niihau sunset.


6 Comments:

Anonymous gigi-hawaii said...

A friend and her family live in Eleele. I know she won't miss the sugar cane. But you are right: It is the end of an era. Enjoy the party.

October 16, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Sadly the old ways are passing more things are forgotten and we lose what little contact we have of our past.

Just another mark of off-shoring and out-sourcing as we continue to out-price ourselves from jobs, a living, and a way of life.

Taling with my uncles, aunts, and great-uncles and great-aunts gave me a whole new perspective on life and growing up in Hawai'i. Another thing our keiki will miss.

October 16, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
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