ANOTHER DESCENDANT BORN TO THE WRITER OF THE MAKALEI
A letter arrived from my granddaughter informing her tutu that she brought forth into this world of light, a daughter from her loins, on Thursday, the 12th of this October, 1922, at 9:30 a.m.
She asked also for me to name that great-grandchild of mine, and so I followed through and gave the ancestral name, Miss May Kaaoliko Kahalakupumaikai-o-Aina-manuhaaipo Manouluae.
This is the fourth great-grandchild born of my three grandchildren who have partners, and there remains eight grandchildren, almost mature enough to surf the comber [ua aneane no e hee i ka nalu kakala].
Praise the Lord of all things, from whom is the life of this new blossom, and my hope is that she live a long life.
S. K. KEKOOWAI.
2332 Liko Lane.
[Kekoowai appears frequently in the newspapers and is known to have written the great story “Makalei, ka Laau Pii Ona a ka i’a o Moaula-Nui-Akea i Kaulana,” which appears as a serial column in the Kuokoa from 1/6/1922 to 1/10/1924, with no conclusion because of his death.]
(Kuokoa, 10/19/1922, p. 3)