Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hawaii Lives Not On Bread Alone

A  L  O  H  A !
"Rock bottom
became the solid foundation
on which I rebuilt
my life."
              J.K. Rowling

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 Robert Love, 

 baker and  native of Glasgow, 


arrived in Honolulu

June 19,1851.

 On July 12 

the Ministry of the Interior, 

Kingdom of Hawaii,

 issued Robert 

  license  to operate a bakery.

" The entrepreneurial success 

of Love’s Bakery truly 

deserves to go to one woman, 

Fanny Johnson Love.


Robert Sr. passed away, 

Robert Jr. and his wife, Fanny, took

 over the business. At the age of 48, 

Fanny was widowed 

with 6 children 

and a heavily mortgaged bakery. 

For 32 years, Fanny ran 

Love’s Bakery enduring fire  

[The Great Chinatown Fire, Cloudia]  


 annexation [of the Hawaiian Kingdom]

and the 

Republic [of Hawaii], with grace, dignity, 

and statesmanship. "

Fanny Love appears briefly 
in Alan Brennert's amazing
historical novel MOLOKA`I .

“ I've come to believe 
that how we choose to live 
with pain, or injustice, 
or death...
is the true measure 
of the Divine within us.” 
                       Alan Brennert

Surrounded by darkness 
yet enfolded in light.” 
                    Alan Brennert, 

“No land is more beautiful, 
and therefore more powerful. 
That is what I believe in, Aouli.
 I believe in Hawai'i.
 I believe in the land."
                                        Alan Brennert, 


Is there a familiar
local product
like Loves Bread
in YOUR place?

Thank You
for visiting today!
                 Warmly, cloudia


Ileana said...

So inspirational and warm...your images and your words. Aloha, amiga!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes, my local bakery makes a tasty little pastry that I have to talk myself OUT of everytime I go past.. I don't always listen to myself :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Not sure I hold up well in the case of living with pain and injustice.

Adam said...

good quotes

Birdman said...
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Birdman said...

Ya, the Atlantic!
It makes lobsta and seafood for me!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great place. :)

here its probably tex mex food or bbq.

Karen S. said...

Several actually! Your post was so delightful. How can one fail with a name like Love! Simply wonderful name. Alan's quotes are right on too.

Brian Miller said...

sometimes i think we need to hit rock bottom in order to find that foundation, you know...

aloha from va

Intangible Hearts said...

What a lovely piece of history. Thank you for sharing it. Love's Bakery would have made a nice location in my novel.

Teresa said...

I don't know about any product like that. Love's Bakery sounds warm, inviting, and delicious!

Cloudia said...

*Mumble mumble* (mouth is full)

Thanks my dear pals! ����

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely clouds, Cloudia!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great story. Fanny must have been one amazing lady.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Nice shots and words

William Kendall said...

Quite a legacy for the Loves.

There's a bakery out in Ontario's cottage country called Henrietta's. It's famous all over the place.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends! <3

Leovi said...

Really nice light and framing in these exquisite skies, beautiful photos!