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With most of the earth covered by water it comes as no surprise that centuries ago it was believed the oceans hold mysterious creatures like mermaids and serpents.
Mermaids are depicted as half human and half fish and have captured peoples imagination for ages.
Mermaid stories date back as far as the ancient roman empire.
In the 1400's Columbus claimed to have encountered mermaids and wrote in his journal they were not as beautiful as they are said to be.
Countless books and movies are available about those mystical creatures.
Our modern day mermaids have beautiful flowing hair and beautiful faces.
Mermaids may be ancient but still capture the hearts of young and old.
Do you think mermaids are real?
Posted by on 5/2/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Koa tree is native to the Big Island of Hawaii. Koa may be the most spectacular hardwood in the world. Koa can be found on the other Hawaiian Islands but those trees tend to lack the splendor of Koa growing on the Big Island. Koa are fast growing trees at 5 feet per year for the first five years, and can reach impressive heights in several decades in upper elevation landscapes. Koa has never been regarded as an endangered species, and it is certainly far from extinct. There is more koa growing in Hawaii now that 10 or 20 years ago.
Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
We carry authentic Koa / sterling silver jewelry for every taste and budget.
Posted by on 4/25/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Aloha shirt, commonly referred to as a Hawaiian shirt, is a style of dress shirt originating in Hawaii.
Aloha shirts exported to the mainland United States are called Hawaiian shirts, and are brilliantly colored with floral patterns and Polynesian motifs.
The modern Aloha shirt was devised in the early 1930's by Chinese merchant Ellery Chun of King-Smith Clothiers and Dry Goods, a store in Waikiki. Local residents, especially surfers, as well as tourists descended on Chun's store and bought every shirt he had. Within years, major designer labels sprung up all over Hawaii and began manufacturing and selling Aloha shirts.
Today the Aloha shirt is widely accepted as business attire throughout the islands and a perfect shirt for casual Fridays on the mainland.
Posted by on 4/18/2019 to Facts and Fun
Remember the 60's...the Beach Boys...
Back then there was a synergy between
cars, surfing and Rock and Roll.
"I bought a '34 wagon and we call it a
Woodie", who doesn't remember this classic tune...
The surf car of the 50's and 60's.
Ford originally produced the station
wagon to haul people and luggage from train stations.
Later on, the Woodie became just a
secondhand car, cheap and roomy for surf trips along the
"Surf City here we come"