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Rearview Mirror: Kamaaina know to leave slippers outside the house

  • COURTESY DENISE TERAOKA
                                Denise Teraoka said all the boys and some of the girls in her fourth grade class at Liliuokalani Elementary School were barefooted in the 1950s and ’60s.

    COURTESY DENISE TERAOKA

    Denise Teraoka said all the boys and some of the girls in her fourth grade class at Liliuokalani Elementary School were barefooted in the 1950s and ’60s.

  • COURTESY JOE MILLER
                                Joe Miller jokingly suggested that part of hurricane preparedness should include taping down slippers outside the door.

    COURTESY JOE MILLER

    Joe Miller jokingly suggested that part of hurricane preparedness should include taping down slippers outside the door.

  • COURTESY NANCY OKIMOTO
                                The Mililani Community Church took the iconic look of many shoes outside the house and incorporated it into its logo.

    COURTESY NANCY OKIMOTO

    The Mililani Community Church took the iconic look of many shoes outside the house and incorporated it into its logo.

Of all the ways those of us in Hawaii differ from our counterparts on the mainland, one we can’t overlook is footwear. Let’s face it. Here in the islands we have different rules. That can be confusing for visitors. It can also be awkward for those of us who go to mainland homes. Read more

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