Ho-ho-ho and merry-merry-ing island style

  • Dawn F. Kawahara / Special to The Garden Island

    A four-foot section of papaya trunk blown over by strong winter winds has become a “coconut tree” trunk topped with “fronds” and lit up for the holidays, at the Kawahara residence in Wailua Homesteads.

Here we carreen toward the last week of a rollercoaster year, a cluster of holy days (“holidays”). Some folks are up, some down. Some have trees up and decked, lights lit, planning and shopping done, finalized their creative gifts, made their last mail deadlines for sending packages and cards out, and have planned their holiday family and special-occasion meals apples to nuts.