I spent summers with my Hawaiian grandparents in Hana, Maui. We ate fish and poi, went to sleep at sunset, and got up with the chickens. My mom says I cried at 8 years-old when electricity was hooked up knowing that modern conveniences would change the lifestyle. No more kerosene lanterns, cold baths in tubs, and no need to salt food to preserve it. I was lucky to experience both the rural and urban lifestyles growing up.
(Photo taken with Dad and grandma Kihei in Hana,Maui, 1970.)