Long Story Short – Emma Veary – Part Two

Emma Veary, a Hawaiian musical treasure, sits down with Leslie Wilcox to share stories from an extraordinary life.

Emma’s strongest influence, her mother Nana Veary, spent a lifetime exploring the meaning of spirituality.  In her journey, Nana Veary traveled the globe with tobacco heiress Doris Duke who called young Emma, “Tita,” a Hawaii word for sister.

Emma shares stories from small-kid times growing up in Kapahulu and coming of age during World War II.  In one delightful tale, she reveals how the family came to live for a time in the Waikiki Natatorium. 

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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