Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Night of Remembrance

Jan. 3, 2009 was the 1 year anniversary of my TuTu's death. At the time, she said she didn't want us to have a memorial service for her and I hated that. On Jan. 3, last Saturday, I had a Night of Remembrance so that those who would have come to a memorial service to gather and we could have a celebration of her life and pay respects. It was great!

There was a beautiful singing performance of Kanaka Wai Wai, a Hawaiian song, and I spoke, my Aunty spoke and I'd asked three others to speak then two more did when I offered the microphone to anyone who wanted to say something. There was plenty of food and it was a time to remember my grandmother with love and joy.

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