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Treasures from my Mother-in-law's attic

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The Nor-Cal branch of the family descended on us this past weekend here in So-Cal and we threw a polynesian bash in their honor. My Mother-in-law and her tribe had been quite the social set in their day and she dug through her collection of souvenirs to show me some of her goodies. (I don't get to keep 'em, I just get to look at 'em)

Thought I'd share a few with y'all...

Here's a few matchbooks:

Coral Reef – Sacramento

Tiki Bob’s - San Francisco

Hawaiian Hut - Waikiki

Tahitian Lanai & Papeete Bar - Waikiki

A menu from the Bali Hai on Shelter Island

A pretty beat-up copy of Trader Vic’s Book Of Food And Drink,

But then look inside the cover!!! (This was her mother's)

More to come as the treasures are revealed!

[ Edited by: spy-tiki on 2003-07-15 11:39 ]

[ Edited by: spy-tiki on 2003-07-15 15:34 ]

Very sweet collection!


A few more goodies...these are the covers to the menus at the Royal Hawaiian circa 1953. I don't know if they're still like this. The artist's name looks like John Kelly


Lei Maker

Big Surf

Hula Dancer


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