Letters for June 3, 2016

• Wrong crowd admires Trump • Lost two grandsons — lost one canoe paddle

Wrong crowd admires Trump

Do you think, perhaps, there is some truth to the suggestion that one can judge a man by those who admire him?

We know the Ku Klux Klan admires Donald Trump. Sarah’s religious right admires him. The Tea party crowd admires him. So do the ignorant. He says, “I love ignorant people.” I presume they love him back.

All of us who attempt to reason our way through this madness do not admire the Ku Klux Klan. Most of us do not believe in the rite of exorcism. None of us wish to be a part of the Tea Party crowd; and none of us, that I now of, wish to wear a T-shirt that says “I’m so ignorant I admire Donald Trump.”

Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo

Lost two grandsons — lost one canoe paddle

May 23rd I (we) lost two grandsons (Phillip & Marshall Cabe) in a plane crash. The Lord took them. We will not get them back, except by spirit. We are still grieving.

Yesterday, I lost my outrigger canoe paddle at Hanalei. With luck, the Lord will find a way to bring it back to me. It was a great day of sailing and paddling on Keith Cabe’s “Holopuni” sailing canoe. I sat No. 2 and paddled while Keith steered and sailed. We gave rides to eight kumu and kupuna of the statewide “DOE Hawaiian Studies Kumu & Kupuna Program.”

My paddle didn’t make it home. I trust the Lord will find a way to return it to me. Me? Lifetime member of Namolokama Canoe Club. Paddle? Kialoa hybrid with orange tape I added near the top of the wooden handle.

So there is a good chance that whomever found my paddle, or knows of its whereabouts, please call “Sandy” at KKCR today between 9 and 11 a.m. Reward will be in Sandy’s hand at the station … or call me at 651-7454. I am makule buggah (83 years old) and still want to paddle.

Lucky we live Kaua’. I am a native from Waimea originally.

Alan Fayé, Princeville

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