In between the geoduck and geocaching, you’ll find the smudge.

Mark looked directly at Debbie and said, “It’s ninety percent her fault.”

Mark places responsibility for their extensive collection on Debbie’s shoulders. I assumed the other ten percent had to be attributed to that time when Mark brought a Tiki carving back from Tonga in 1978. Mark is the proprietor of the Fuzzy Smudge, their home Tiki bar. Mark gave me a house tour while Ray (Tiki with Ray!) kept Debbie company. She was putting the finishing touches on lunch and chimed in from the kitchen, “I started collecting Hawaiiana, and it blew up from there.”

Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 104.

Fuzzy Smudge, Olalla, Washington

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