Celebrating 50 years of education at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Mormon Temple Oahu Wildemuth Basso Ovesen Aug 13, 1939

My dad, sister and auntie all went to school at BYU-Hawaii.  In it's early years, it was known as Church College.  It is located on the beautiful island of Oahu along the coast in a town called Laie.  The magnificent temple is close by where my grandparents and parents were married long ago.  This place is a sacred and special building where we can be married for not just time but for eternity.  Here is my grandfather during his navy days before he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

My grandfather's only daughter Abigail Hauolinaninohea Chase, known to us as Auntie Oli went to school right next to the temple at BYU.  She danced at the Polynesian Cultural Center and was one of the best Tahitian dancers in all the islands.  She is featured in this postcard that was sold during the 1970s.  

HawaiiPCC 50th AnniversaryIt was always such fun to go to Hawaii to visit the family especially our beloved Auntie Hauoli.  She returned to her Father in Heaven in 2012.  We miss her deeply but look forward to the day when we will be reunited again.  Here's one of our last trips to Hawaii as we went to the amazing night show at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

The Polynesian Cultural Center just celebrated it's 50th anniversary at the beginning of this month. Watch this great video from the event.  I know that my Auntie would of loved to of been part of this great event.  I guess she had great seats from heaven.