Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday, Uncle Bill

Mark, Craig, and I join the entire ukulele community in wishing Bill Tapia a very happy 100th birthday! While we couldn't be present for the big party, Pat Palika Enos was kind enough to fill us in:
"Was a great party with a lot of ohana and friends under the large tent in
Mihana's backyard. Lots of music and food.

Bob Young and I kanikapila with the Moana/Halekulani trio Doug, Fernandez,
and Kaipo [Pa'ahana]. Ledward Kaapana did a few songs, and more Hawaiian by Ken

Jazz by Jeff Petersen, Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Ernie Proventure (info here) and of
course the master himself Bill Tapia.

Mihana was ever so beautiful in a red muumuu, and she and her sister group
'Puamana' sang their family song of the same name.

John Berger of the Star Bulletin took many pictures, and probably will
publish a story today about Bill's 100th party. [He did: it's here!]

Was a night to remember.

A hui hou,
Pat Palika Enos"

What an amazing milestone. May we all be so fortunate.
(Thanks, Pat!)

1 comment:

Gary said...

And how do you like that: Bill's not even the oldest gent at the party! Belated 100th birthday wishes to Uncle DD!

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