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‘Ualapu‘e, Moloka‘i: Oral Histories from the East End

William Kalipi, Sr.

William Kalipi, Sr.

“All stones get face, but you, with your own imagination, can see the face of a stone. But the key is, the inner side of the wall, as you’re constructing the wall, has to be lower than the outside. And then you’re going to have to — all stones gotta be locked. Just like it's a puzzle but you gotta lock the stones in. And you gotta fill ’em in with your ‘ili‘ili (pebbles) and all your fill for really get the strength.” —William Kalipi, Sr.

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