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  • A Story Tellers Story: Kindy Sproat of North Kohalaa vivid description of Kindys life as only he could tell itwill go on sale for the first time at the Kohala 2010 Reunion beginning Friday, July 2.

    Available for the first time in book form, Kindys story emerged over a period of years as Faye Mitch-ell of Living Journals recorded Kindy talk-ing about his life and experiences: growing up in the valleys be-yond Pololu, his years in the military, grow-ing into a nationally recognized musical artist, and receiving the National Heritage Fellowship, all told in his unique voice and style.

    Its an adventure that offers a tapestry of details about North Kohala in the 1930s, 40s and early 1950s; then O`ahu, Okinawa, Japan, and Viet-nam during Kindys military service; to his life back in Hawaii on Moloka`i; and finally home to North Kohala in the 1970s. His wit, sense of humor and can-dor truly make for compelling reading.

    His life lessons learned along his jour-

    Kindy Sproats Story to Premier at Kohala Reunionney are profound. How a valley boy be-comes a national treasure provides hum-ble guidance to all who aspire to live full and rich lives. Faye Mitchell, supported by Cheryl Sproat, Kindys wife and best friend, does a masterful job of weaving

    it all together into a compelling page-turn-er. Anyone interested in North Kohala, Ha-waii or understanding a great human being from the inside will want to own this mar-velous narrative. The book includes old fam-ily photos, old North Kohala scenes, and scores of song lyrics.

    Attendees at the Ko-hala Reunion will be able to purchase the book for $15, a special reunion discount. The special price will be available until Mon-day, July 5. The book will be available at the

    Living Journals table in Hisaoka Gym. Should last-minute publication prob-lems prevent having the book on hand, attendees will be able to order copies which will be mailed after the reunion. CDs of Kindys music will also be avail-able at the Living Journals table.

    July 2 - 5, 2010 North Kohala Reunion 2010