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Rock Happy in Whyee

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I was sitting at a restaurant in town the other day with Peewee and Rain. Peewee was trying to decide whether he should leave Puna and go help out at his uncle's bakery in Maui. What's wrong, ya? Peewee asked Rain. "I smell a bait and switch. What happened to our honey?" Rain dropped her English Muffin with sticky fingers and instead of licking them, she wiped them on her napkin. When I tasted it, I knew why. It sure looked like a cost cutting move by management, to replace our local honey with the Chinese honey that came in five gallon pails and was poured into squirt bottles.The stuff was vile, with the ghastly sickly-sweet industrial taste of the Chinese corn syrup that had been used to adulterate it. Peewee said "they no get get Opihikao honey no more."  Why did that the name of that area ring a bell?  "Shipman place on Opihikao Road. Me, Rain and  Jen Rasmussen  caretakers now" said Peewee. "We take over after they f