While I would not normally quote an email, I think this time it is in order so that you can get the full story behind this post. Besides the email is a blog comment, so why not post it?
Here is the email/comment:
I was so very insulted at a posting that you placed this month that I found an urgency to send you this email.
I have never thought it my place to correct anyone on what they think or believe, but this post disgusted me so much I found it necessary to ease my own pain.
First... There is no such thing as Princess Kaiuluni!!!
Second... Princess Kaiulani died at such a young age that she didn't have an opportunity to have children. Because of this, there are no direct descendants of our great royal family.
How dare you pawn your family off as royalty!!! If you and/or your daughter were in any way Hawaiian, you would have pride enough not to lie about who you are.You should be ashamed of yourself and you owe an apology to All Hawaiian People!!!
And now my public reply. This is just what I've always been told. I guess that I erred in saying that my daughter was Princess Kaʻiulani' great great grand-daughter.
But I can assure you that I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TOLD that she is of Hawaiian royal lineage.
My daughter's father (my ex husband) has free land in Hawaii if he ever wants to claim it...due to his heritage.
So here is my public apology to all Hawaiian people. I apologized to some in person today. They laughed it off.
Oh, and here is a recent photo of my daughter's grandmother. I don't know...she looks awful Hawaiian to me. And she sure can speak the language. And she has all her siblings in Hawaii and nieces and nephews.
Well, you get my point...
To you who wrote the email....find someone else to pick on.
To my friends...is it any wonder why sometimes I just want to hang up the blogging towel. I already bowed out of one blog this week. I don't handle this kind of thing very well. Not at all. I will probably toss and turn all night. I think I still need more blogcation time.
Oh and by the way, yes Amy is Hawaiian and my boys are not. And yes I've been recently re-married again.
I've been married three times. (I figured this post would make you all see this, so I might as well admit it.)
If we are going to throw stones then start throwing.
But I warn you, my GOD knows. He knows why I've been through these things. And I've come out the other side on top!
As for L. B....I'll not accept any further communication from you. Your email is now blocked: oh and...
Me ka `oia`i`o.