AN EXPRESSION OF ALOHA FOR MRS. WAIKANE I. HELANI.
Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please allow us some space in the news carrying dove, for my parcel of aloha, and may it quickly take the news among the archipelago of Hawaii, so that the multitudes of may beloved, my mother, may hear.
In the afternoon of Sunday, February 1, 1920, my dearly beloved mother passed on. My dear mother was a fine mother in housekeeping; her heart was full of love and graciousness; her family and friends who visited our home were important to her. She was humble, and did not desire the lavish things of this life.
My mama and papa were joined together in aloha many years ago. Auwe, how painful to think of where my dear mama has gone.
Aloha to the seashore and the fragrant lipoa seaweed, and the fish sweet at the sandbar,* and the sultry sun and so too the swaying breeze, informs us, her children and our papa without a wife, of her final hour.
She has left us, her husband, the children, and grandchildren. She has gone on the road of no return.
With these thoughts, we, her children give our great thanks to those who came to see the body of our loving mother, Mrs. Waikane Helani.
We conclude here, and may almighty God give to you all greater blessings than to us.
Sincerely us, the children who have be left without a mother,
MR. & MRS. WILLIAM K. HELANI,
MR. & MRS. A. KUMUKAHI,
MR. & MRS. JOHN DAVID,
MR. & MRS. NAPAHUELUA.
[Waikane I. Helani’s son, William K. Helani dies the same year on 11/1/1920.]
*Anybody familiar with the phrase, “ka iʻa hone i ka puʻe one”?
(Kuokoa, 2/27/1920, p. 4)