I wrote this post in 2007, and am re-posting it today to honor my special friend, Ed, who, as of two days ago, is now playing Hawaiian music, talking stories, and laughing, with Braddah Dennis, Braddah IZ, and so many other local musicians who brought joy and laughter to our lives with their music and kolohe-ness.
Ed and I and his wonderful wife, Kalena, have known each other for more years than I can remember. He was always supportive and was the kind of guy who’d give you the shirt off his back. Local to da max, he was a wonderful musician and friend. My heart is broken, and the world is more empty without him in it.
Rest in aloha, my friend, and a hui hou…till we meet again. ♥♥♥