Ola loa: Long life, longevity

The 1960’s in America was a time when youth culture was changing rapidly. The influence was seen in art, music, literature, film, and fashion. The emergent and popular surfing lifestyle drew people from across the mainland.  It gave youth a sense of identity, freedom, and rebellion unlike anything their parents experienced.
Merreley Donohue grew up rooted in this world of beach, surf and sailing with her parents, Micheal and Pamela Donohue. From Malibu, California to Hawaii, and now Valdez, Alaska, she shares a thoughtful narrative through the eyes of her father’s sailboat Ola, which is Hawaiian for Long life and longevity.

Introduced to the Society by Tim Donohue

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