MY BELOVED FATHER, MR. HIRAM KAAHA, HAS PASSED.
MR. HIRAM KAAHA.
Iluna i ke ao,
Kuu home mau,
He malihini au,
Ma keia ao,
He waoakua nei,
He pilikia e,
Ka lani iluna ae,
Kuu home mau.
[Above in the clouds,
Is my home for all times,
I am a stranger,
In this world,
A place of troubles,
The heavens above,
Is my home for all times.]
Mr. Solomon Hanohano: Aloha nui kaua:—Please insert this loving bundle of tears in an open space in the Kuokoa so that the fellow workers in the church, family, and friends of my dearly beloved father see that he has left this life.
My beloved papa was born at Kamoiliili, Waikiki Waena, Honolulu, Oahu, on Oct. 18, 1854 from the loins of Kawela (m) and Kahoiwai (f).
My father Hiram Kaaha was married to my mother Hana Hiram Kaaha at Kawaiahao on Aug. 21, 1874, by Kahu Parker [Paleka].
From their loins were we born, there were eight of us but most have gone to where our parents have gone; left are me and my older sister, along with my husband, their son-in-law, with our children and the grandchildren, who are without kupuna; auwe my father!
Auwe my dear father, the center of my eye! Alas for me!
My father died at our own home at Kamoiliili, on Saturday, March 31, 1923 at 1:30.
He was taken to the place of Mr. Borthwick, and from there to his funeral at Kawaiahao.
My father was weak for many days before he left.
I give my thanks to the father Kahu Akaiko Akana and the elders and the members of the beloved Church of my dear papa for their hosting him in his church of Kawaiahao.
I also give my thanks to the people who gave their tears of love and their donations of flowers for my dear father who was greatly loved, as well as to those who accompanied the last procession of my dear father in his land of birth Kamoiliili.
As is written in the Great Book, It is He who giveth and He who taketh away. Blessed is he, Amene.
I give my thanks to the Editor of the Kuokoa, Mr. Solomon Hanohano, and to the typesetting boys, my aloha and appreciation.
MRS. ANAMALIA M. MOKE,
And the Family.
(Kuokoa, 4/19/1923, p. 8)