Letters for Friday, December 19, 2014

• Please don’t steal from the homeless • Thanksgiving meals a true sign of aloha

Please don’t steal from the homeless

For Christmas 2014, I would like to ask the Kauai community to “adopt a homeless person,” and be their Secret Santa. Homeless people are in dire need of the basics, foods and special surprises, as well. Mahalo!

I would also like to ask that people do not steal from the homeless. All along, I have had food and bedding stolen from me and by non-homeless males (late 20s or so). I consider this to be bullying and abuse. They do not need my food and bedding! Recently, I had food and small rugs stolen from my shopping cart, which had a beautiful red stocking on it! Very sad, abusive and evil. 

I am wishing all of Kauai a very healthy and prosperous 2015.

B.A. Wells, Lihue

Thanksgiving meals a true sign of aloha

Mahalo to the Kapaa Interfaith Association: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kapaa Hongwanji Temple, Kapaa Jodo Mission, Kapaa Seventh Day Adventist, Kapaa United Church of Christ, and St. Catherine’s Catholic Church for hand delivering delicious holiday meals prepared by Mark Oyama’s able cooks to elderly and challenged adults residing at Lihue Gardens Elderly on Thanksgiving Day.

The children’s art and holiday cards brought warm smiles to our faces as did the live foliage sprays (mine was a maiden hair fern spray — my favorite!).

Such thoughtfulness and aloha truly brightened our day. But I must confess, I inadvertently spilled my plate, which delighted both my dog, Mango, and my neighbor dog, P’ tote! Gracefully, a new plate was handed to me and we all chuckled while the dogs gobbled their unexpected treat.

Many thanks to the Kapaa Interfaith Council for again spreading joy and aloha with food and embraces to us residents at Lihue Gardens Elderly.

Lovingly,

Alice Parker, Lihue

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