The First European To Visit Maui Hawaii

Today is November 26. In The Daily Chronicle (the in-house newspaper at Ida Culver Home Broadview – the retirement community where we have “retired”) – I read that on November 26, 1778 Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui. Needless to say, many Europeans, North Americans, and other people from all over the world have visited Maui. And some have settled there – my mother is one of the people who moved to Maui from New England in the 1960’s. In her 50’s, she was responding to a job advertisement for a librarian – a librarian to work primarily in the bookmobile of the library in Wailuku, Maui. She went in 1966, liked the job and the island and decided she wanted to stay permanently. She had a house built on Pio Drive and lived there for more than 30 years. She is buried there in the Garden of Remembrance at the Church of the God Shepherd.

My mother as a young girl with her sisters and their father in Omaha Nebraska. My mother is about 12 years old – the girl on the right