SEES THE LAND OF BIRTH OF HER KUPUNA FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
When the steamship Manoa docked on Wednesday, October 21, aboard was a Hapa Hawaiian girl, that being Mrs. Bright, she and her husband Solomon K. Bright who plays music with Solomon Hoopii, a musician in one of the Hawaiian boy bands; and Mrs. Bright did not see Hawaii nei from when she was born, and this is the very first time she saw the land of birth of her kupuna.
Mrs. Bright was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, her mother is a Hawaiian, but her mother, brothers nor younger sisters have never seen the beautiful verdure of Hawaii nei; she is the only one in her family.
Mrs. Bright’s grandfather was a full-blooded Hawaiian, and he left his birth land in his youth, and sailed the sea and lived in Canada.
When the steamship Manoa entered the harbor, she shouted as her heart fluttered as she was certain that this trip here to Hawaii would be of no importance, but when she saw for herself the land of birth of her grandfather, she was overjoyed. The two of them were married just a year or so, and she saw the beauty of Hawaii, or the Paradise of the Pacific Ocean.
They will stay in Hawaii nei for three weeks and return back to their work in San Francisco at a Hawaiian music studio.
(Alakai o Hawaii, 11/5/1931, p. 2)