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This coconut shaped brown mug is covered in Hawaiian petroglyph figures and says "Short Snorter" on the front and "SSS Popo's Honolulu" on the bottom. Popo's was a coffee shop at the Nimitz Plaza near the Honolulu International Airport, probably adjacent to the Popo's Mexican Restaurant that was nearby and also owned by the Spencecliff Corporation. The Spencecliff group also owned the Tahitian Lanai and the Lahaina Broiler and Prince Kuhio's. Popo's Coffee Shop also had a "Short Snorter Bar" inside. Originally a "Short Snorter" was a memento from World War II or earlier among flight crews where they would all sign a banknote with each others signatures and carry it around as a good luck charm. A "snort" is also slang for a mixed drink or shot. So a "short snorter" in this case was looked at as a small but stiff drink to have before taking a flight -- very appropriate for an airport coffee shop. Sunset Shore Studio pieces are rare and Adele Davis later sold her business which later went by Polynesian Pottery and Daga.