Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii


Paul Norman Tuttle

Executive Director

P.O. Box 870

Hanalei, HI 96714-0870


PHONE: 808-826-7060


October 23, 1992


Dear friends,


We are happy to inform you that we all survived hurricane Iniki unharmed. We thank you for your calls of concern and love. Apart from broken windows, loss of most of the shingles from our roof, and lots of water, mud, and leaves inside the house (which took a month to clean up), we suffered little structural damage and no loss of personal belongings. The office and everything in it were untouched.


In just six weeks the house has been fully recarpeted, the windows have been replaced, phone service and electricity have been restored (although half the island still has neither), and the roof will be replaced next week. We leave for the five-day Gathering in Vermont tomorrow, and that's a miracle!


We have received many inquiries about unfilled orders, which were placed during our trip to the East Coast and Europe. The fact is that we were just beginning to fill them when Iniki struck. Since we are leaving for the Vermont Gathering tomorrow, and we will be returning on November 25th, there will be a further delay in filling them. We ask for your patience under these most unusual circumstances.


Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for "thank you," and mahalo nui means "thank you very much." All of us here wish to say mahalo nui for the wonderful support and encouragement everyone has extended to us through this time.




Paul Norman Tuttle


P.S. The Foundation has recently purchased a new computer. Another big mahalo to those whose gifts made it possible.