I know I am not the first to tell you but [Best Radio Station] Mana‘o radio is 91.5 FM and Hawai‘i Public Radio (my other station) is 90.7 FM. Just a typo in your Best of Maui issue [July 26, 2007]. I know you knew that already.
-Haiku Nancy, via email
On behalf of all of us at Mana‘o Radio 91.5 FM, mahalo to you and Maui Time readers for naming us Best Radio Station! Now, at the risk of seeming ungrateful, I feel I must point out the misspelling of our name and the wrong frequency given in the listing. Unless... you don’t think the readers meant to give the award to HPR, do you? Special mahalo for mentioning Barry [Shannon, the late station founder].
-Kathy Collins, Mana‘o Radio owner, via email
It’s too bad you can’t hire someone that knows what their [sic] doing inputting information. What happened to proofreading??? Mana‘o Radio... 91.5 if you didn’t know.
-Anonymous, via email
The Editor, who’s supposed to know what he’s doing when inputting information, responds: My bad, and I apologize. But in our defense, we did correctly spell the name Renie Hamayelian (Runner-up, Best Male Bartender). Three times! That’s got to count for something.
NOW THIS GUY DOES NOT SUCK ATALL
I have enjoyed your newspaper for many years but in all of your “Best of” issues I never see a Best Barber or Barber Shop category. I only see a category for best hairstylists. I have been called a lot of terrible things, but never a “hairstylist.” I humbly request that next year a “Best Barber” category be added to your issue. Keep up the good work.
-Alex Morgan, Beach Barbers Barber Shop, via email
LINDY? HE ONLY SUCKED A LITTLE
Many years ago in the early seventies, I met and talked with Charles Lindbergh in Kipahulu. I worked for a surveying company Tryck, Nyman & Hayes. Together we walked the ocean side area of the Palapala Ho‘omau Church. Looking for an area near the cliff overlooking the Pacific that he wanted to survey for his gravesite.
For me as a young engineer and surveyor in his twenties, he was exciting to meet. But, also, it was eerie to talk to a legend still living about where he was going to be buried. With all of his life experiences as mentioned in the article “Chasing Charles Lindbergh” [July 19, 2007], he was able to find peace in Hana. God blessed you, Charles Lindbergh.
- Michael S. Downing, Wailuku
In your July 19, 2007 edition, you have a very readable, informative article: “Chasing Charles Lindbergh,” by James Mordovancey. On page 13 is a picture of Charles Lindbergh’s tombstone. It is inscribed with the verse, “…If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea…” followed by the initials C.A.L. This seems to indicate that Lindbergh was the author of these words. He was not. They come from the King James version of the Bible, Psalm 139, where the Psalmist meditates on the everlasting presence and power of God. Verse 9: “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;” Verse 10: “…even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
-David D. Slocum, Makawao
The Editor responds: Not to be nitpicking (rarely a good idea when someone of his own volition uses the words “readable” and “informative” in describing one of our articles) but author James Mordovancey described the origin of the tombstone quote in his story. But thanks for your letter.