DON’T BE INDIFFERENT TO GOOD WORKS.
Patience Wiggin is a Japanese baby who is two years old. She was born on Kauai. There are many children in her family, and ten days after the birth of this little girl, her mother passed away. Her father is poor. After fighting with destitution and troubles, he returned the tiny girl to the Children’s Hospital, for he knew he could not care for this child.
The news was told to Miss Lucy Ward about Patience. Her job is to find homes for children like this small girl. So she began to go around searching for a home. She found Mrs. Wiggin, a Hawaiian, who wanted to adopt [hookama] a child. Mrs. Wiggin’s mind was delighted to find a baby of a different ethnicity, and welcomed in Patience. So the young girl gained a fine home and a kind mother.
The Humane Society is one of 23 associations that is provided with funds that are collected for United Welfare [Pono Lokahi] drive. This is something which promotes good will between the different ethnicities of Hawaii nei, and it will provide homes for Japanese orphans and also for children of other races.
Efforts to raise funds will begin on November 28 and continue for two days. This year the goal to be collected is $275,000, and from that sum, the Humane Society will receive $2211.
[For and earlier post, click here. And for even more on Aunty, click here.
If it wasn’t for the young girl in the story, I certainly would not be doing this blog. Hauoli la hanau e Aunty Pat! O KU O KA!!]
(Kuokoa, 11/25/1921, p. 4)
I used to joke with her that my dog, also adopted from the Humane Society, was therefore her “sister”. She found that extremely amusing!
Thank God for Tutu. She will forever be the source and lifeline for our Islands — all past and future generations of our ohana.