Yearly Archives
2020
Posted on August 3rd, 2020 by paularath

Jerry and I love our cats. We have had one or two or three cats throughout our entire life together. But when Scrimshaw (better known as Scrimmy) passed away two years ago at the age of 21, we decided we would not adopt another cat. We were traveling so much and it wasn’t always easy
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Posted on July 16th, 2020 by paularath

I often wonder what it was like for my grandparents, Ragna Helsher and James Arthur Rath, when they arrived in Honolulu in 1905. So I did a little homework, and here are some random observations regarding that time: The city of Honolulu wasn’t incorporated until July 1, 1905. King Street was a muddy, unpaved road
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Posted on July 10th, 2020 by paularath

To follow up on my last blog, how did my paternal grandfather, James Arthur Rath of Madras, India, end up in Honolulu, Hawaii? Well, after completing his education in Madras, he followed in his father’s footsteps, serving in the British Army from 1888 to 1900. At first he served in the Revenue Police of India
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Posted on July 8th, 2020 by paularath

“Beecham House,” currently playing on PBS Masterpiece Theatre on Sunday nights, has captivated me. Not because of Tom Bateman, who plays John Beecham (although he is quite divine to look at) and not because of the costumes (which are also eye candy) or even the sumptuous palaces and textiles that light up the screen –
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Posted on May 19th, 2020 by paularath

During the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying interviewing prospective scholarship candidates for our Palama Settlement student scholarships. (Sadly, we’re on Zoom this year.) It’s always one of my favorite times of year, as I get to catch up with students we have been helping the past year, as well as meeting new
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