What Does That Word Mean?

by | Jun 8, 2020


Big Island = Hawaiʻi Island
Hale = home or house
Hui = the gathering place
Kai = ocean, sea
Lanai = porch, deck, veranda
Lehua = blossom of the ohiʻa tree
Mauka = upcountry
Makai = seaward
Ohiʻa = native majestic tree
Paniolo = cowboy
Poi = a food prepared from the cooked corms of taro that are mashed with water to the consistency of a paste or thick liquid and often allowed to ferment. Can also mean “mix.”


Lehua = our Lab/Retriever mix
Wally = our black poi pup
Smoke = Palomino Appaloosa that flew with us to Hawaiʻi
Palmer = new dappled bay gelding
Girdie = Nubian goat that flew with us to Hawaiʻi
LeLe = newest Nubian goat
Makai = orange Tabby kitty
Tucker = our first ferrel kitty
Jett = our second ferrel kitty
Tutu = kitty that came with the hale
The Girls = our assorted chickens

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I am an adventurer by heart, never letting too much dust settle under my feet. But, I am also a nester, a woman who loves her home, garden, animals, family, and whatever career I happen to be in. In my latest adventure, I’ve successfully merged over 46 years of varied work and life experience into a real estate career that focuses on the goals and dreams of my clients. Are you interested in moving to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi? I’d love to talk with you about your dream goal, and help you achieve it!

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