Was wondering where you were and how you are!
I've decided to rewrite the piece I thought I'd finished with with a slightly different slant to it and am in the middle of writing a second one. I've got anohter one lined up, too.
This is all from research I've done - interesting people I've found in the old newspapers on microfilm in the public library. I don't have a great deal of information about each person, but there is enough to make an interesting story when the information is told within the framework of what was happening in history during the time that we have accounts of the people.
So, that's the approach I've decided to use - weave the information about each person into the times he lived in. Interestingly, all three of these people are men. One is Hawaiian, one is Portuguese and one is Filipino.