As the invitation said, “After over 240,000 hours of pure labor, the family is celebrating her well-deserved retirement.” The beautiful setting chosen for the event is the Kahalu’u Fishpond, featuring a house in the middle of the fishpond wall, far across the water, made famous in film and television productions, notably “Karate Kid II.”
Over 200 friends and family from far and wide, and from the distant past, converged to wish Luana Sala a happy retirement. The food was prepared by hand, by family and entertainment was provided by “Ekolu Mākou,” the Gora sisters. Danny Kaleikini, her huband Pita Sala and his brothers, nephew Aaron Sala, and other ‘ohana all lent their talent to the occasion. Hawaiian and Sāmoan mele filled the air. Dancers and tributes were in no short supply in celebration of the happy occasion.
Aloha Luana, and Pita! Ho’omaika’i kela!
Here are my photos from the gathering:
Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom