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Waikoloa Village – Who Put the Sofa on the Hill?

Okay, I’m sure you’ve all been driving by looking at this sofa for weeks now. This sofa…just sitting by itself on the top of the hill…in the middle of the pasture…just sitting there. And I want to know—who put it there?

I mean, this sofa has to have a story behind it. Once, it was a proud member of the family—a prized possession in the living room, and now, it sits in the wind and the rain in Waikoloa. Why? What happened here?

Camel backed sofa on the top of the hill

Someone had to haul it across the lava field to its present resting place. Think about it…who might have done such a thing? I have my own theory born of many years of driving an Alaskan highway past the Eklutna Indians settlement.

The Eklutna Indians homes were on a hill above the highway, and they had placed two or three sofas along the highway where they would sit and wave at the passing, honking cars. In time, everyone knew to look for them sitting in the sofas, and to honk and wave as you drove by. I think the Eklutna Indians are expanding into a  snowbird home—so, I’m going to start honking and waving when I pass the sofa.

Who do you think put the sofa on the hill?

I love the Big Island!

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Catherine Klug

March 19, 2011

Maybe someone who bought it on Craiglist but never made it home! I’m gonna have to look for it next time I go up the hill…

Catherine Klug

March 19, 2011

Maybe someone who bought it on Craiglist but never made it home! I’m gonna have to look for it next time I go up the hill…

Beth Robinson R(B)

March 19, 2011

You know how I always stage my lots for sale, with a picnic table or a viewing platform, or just a good mowing and a couple of horses? This has just given me a WAY more attention-getting idea!

Beth Robinson R(B)

March 19, 2011

You know how I always stage my lots for sale, with a picnic table or a viewing platform, or just a good mowing and a couple of horses? This has just given me a WAY more attention-getting idea!

Diane Chavez

March 21, 2011

Hmmm…I always first would think “I hope its not my teenage boys pulling some outlandish prank” because I am always in some modem of vigilance as to where they are and what they are doing. Perhaps not this week…nah it wasn’t them….someone elses kids….probably.

Diane Chavez

March 21, 2011

Hmmm…I always first would think “I hope its not my teenage boys pulling some outlandish prank” because I am always in some modem of vigilance as to where they are and what they are doing. Perhaps not this week…nah it wasn’t them….someone elses kids….probably.

Pat Strausse, R

March 21, 2011

Catherine – good thought! maybe it he bought it and she said NO!

Pat Strausse, R

March 21, 2011

Catherine – good thought! maybe it he bought it and she said NO!

Pat Strausse, R

March 21, 2011

Beth – I’ll be looking for your next lot staging…but with
your style I’m sure it will be a blend of class with out of the box thinking!

Pat Strausse, R

March 21, 2011

Beth – I’ll be looking for your next lot staging…but with
your style I’m sure it will be a blend of class with out of the box thinking!

Jerry

February 9, 2013

Predictably, that “interesting” sofa has now deteriorated into a pile of broken down rubbish, still sitting on the hillside. It’s placement there was the depositing of a large chunk of litter. 🙁

I love the Big Island too, but abhor those who do not respect the aina.

Pat Strausse, RB

February 11, 2013

@Jerry, Yes the sofa is now very worn and torn. Sad to see when passing by…it’s time for its past owner to come back, pick it up and haul it away.

Jerry

February 9, 2013

Predictably, that “interesting” sofa has now deteriorated into a pile of broken down rubbish, still sitting on the hillside. It’s placement there was the depositing of a large chunk of litter. 🙁

I love the Big Island too, but abhor those who do not respect the aina.

Pat Strausse, RB

February 11, 2013

@Jerry, Yes the sofa is now very worn and torn. Sad to see when passing by…it’s time for its past owner to come back, pick it up and haul it away.

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