I also took the opportunity to talk with Aunty Leo and Uncle Greg in hopes of gathering family stories to share with our posterity.
Uncle Greg was fun to talk to, and he could hear me well, but sometimes I had to work harder to understand him because his speech is different from what I'm used to hearing. For one thing, he has a strong Hawaiian pidgin accent which can take some getting used to if you haven't been around it for very long, and another thing is his face and mouth droops on one side, thus impeding the communication flow. Nonetheless, he sat with me on a couple occasions and answered my questions. He reminds me of my grandpa so much. I sure love him and Aunty Leo. It will be a beautiful day in heaven to meet the rest of their family!
I am planning to transcribe the stories and post them on familysearch.org so they will be available to everyone. The world would be a better place if everyone took some time to delve into the stories from their ancestry, both to learn from and to be inspired by.
So, my interest in matters at the pool was mostly directed to family history with my Aunty Leo and Uncle Greg. I was happy Bekah and Issac were there to swim around with my girls. Lily and Amara were in the pool so long that when they got out, they were not only wrinkled, but their armpits were sore and red from being in a life jacket for so long. Steve was there to watch them too, so I could do my thing.
We swam before and after the BBQ. Speaking of BBQ... that is one of my favoritest things in the world- outdoor eating with family! This BBQ was awesome! We had so many loved ones there, many that I've only seen perhaps once or twice in my life thus far.
|Uncle Joe photobombing!|
|My cousin, Lani, was there! She is growing up. I loved talking with her. She is so down to earth and has a fun personality! Wish we could see her more often!|
|My sunhat on Uncle Joe almost makes him look Mexican, eh? I'm sure people think that about me too.|
The good, good life.