Listen to stories from flower lei sellers from the 1980s, courtesy of the University of Hawaii's Center for Oral History. In studio with host Catherine Cruz is HPR's Bill Dorman and Greg Pai, former state economist and whose family once grew carnations for lei on Wilhelmina Rise.
Callers also chimed in with their favorite floral lei memories.
Do you have your own stories and memories of lei flowers? Call our Talk Back line at (808) 792-8217 and leave a message. We may air it in a future episode.