This is an incredible feat ... I cannot begin to express my amazement. For many years I have read Pope, Higgins, Handy, old newspaper clippings, Hawai‘i forester reports, and listened to oral stories, trying to educate myself to recognize and appreciate the work of my ancestors. You have put together not only Hawaiian bananas but others as well. I can hardly wait to read it in its entirety. Jerry Konanui, a Hawaiian Mahi`ai