Ohana means family.

If I were trying to woo the love of my life, I’m not sure I’d ask that person to run miles with me while I recounted the detailed history of an armed conflict. It wouldn’t be at the top of my list of fifty ways to woo a lover. Out of breath discussions of military history? Naw. But, that’s just me.

It worked for Scott and Beth. While in medical school together, Scott had a longstanding crush on Beth. After spending lots of time studying together, Scott marshalled the courage to ask Beth to run with him. Beth was not an avid runner, but she agreed to join him under one condition: Scott had to tell lengthy stories to keep her mind off the run. Apparently, it worked quite well. Scott recounted military history, and Beth was wooed. As an homage to their romance from years ago, you’ll find a nook in the wall of the PaPa Nui with a collection of vintage British Navy memorabilia. It serves as a reminder to that wonderful decision to run together.

Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 352.

PaPa Nui, Charleston, South Carolina

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: