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Monday, December 11, 2000

Numbah 11 Day of Christmas . . .

Photo Illustration By Dean Sensui, Star-Bulletin
E. Tory Laitila, assistant curator for the Mission Houses Museum, poses
as an old-style missionary in front of the museum at 553 South King Street.
Star-Bulletin photographer Craig T. Kojima stands in as a modern
preacher of the gospel.

For a bit of holiday cheer, the Star-Bulletin yesterday began a countdown of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Daily through Dec. 23, a staff photographer will present the gift item of the day, as named in the local version of the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

We've taken liberties and are doing a pre-Christmas countdown, starting with the 12th-day gift and ending with the "numbah-one day" gift. Today we present 11 missionaries. Or, as the song goes: "Numbah 11 day of Christmas, my tutu give to me, eleven missionary. ..."

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