Lei-ve me Alone!
The lei. It is a Hawaiian tradition to give a lei (flower necklaces) to a visiting friend. Some people also take leis with them on return flights.
When my Mom went back, the lei-maker created a little carring case out of ti leaves. It worked fine, however, now people have been trying to use gel-packs.
With the recent airline scare, passengers cannot use gel-packs in carryons and are having to pack the whole thing in their carryon.
And so it goes…