From the December 1960 magazine.

5. Industrial Executive

Being a light-hearted, sincere account of maintenance of sobriety at a difficult time of the year, by several interesting personalities in and around the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii.

MY name is Tutu Lady, which is a Hawaiian term of respect for grandmothers, aunts, and other elderly people. Remembering that many of us approach this gladsome season with some justifiable apprehension and even alarm, I searched my head for an inspiration and came up with the idea of interviewing some friends in AA whose opinions I respect and value highly. This thought caught me in the act of spraying magnolia leaves. So, I, in turn, have cleaned the silver paint from under my fingernails, and dressed myself in:

  1. My best muu-muu (loose Mother-Hubbard type garment)
  2. Lauhala hat (large straw-like type)
  3. Silk neckerchief (to prevent the purple-gray look)
  4. Zories (rubber slippers-Japanese type)

I have gathered up my large lauhala purse, a tablet and pencil, and sallied forth under the hot tropical sun into the highways and byways of the fiftieth state.

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