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82-year-old woman turns ribbons into strands of beauty

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Mellie Enos at her Kailua home.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Students Florence Takamori, 90, left, and Jenny Fujioka, 89, shared a laugh with their 82-year-old teacher Mellie Enos during a lei-making class last month at Enos’ Kailua home.

Lei Day is every day for Mellie Enos. On tables and in a storeroom in the garage of her Enchanted Lake home are lei — hundreds of the brightly colored garlands — that she has made from ribbon for the last 20 years. Read more

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