Was getting close to da time foa Nolemana and I to head home, so I began to take photos from around da town wea, in all likelihood, I nevah going see again. I get no reason for go back. Da only reason I used to go was for see my maddah, and now, nomo reason to spend time dea.
My sis wen say da same ting. My braddah dem, dea son and his wife and soon to be two mo‘opuna [grandkids] stay San Jose. So dey going spend time down dea. But not me. I no stay crazy about da place; I guess foa dem peeps who live dea, dey like it. But foa me, stay too hot, too smoggy, too brown, and seems like da peeps dea get plenny kala [$] dripping from dea pores. I mean, get one Lamborghini dealership right in da middo of town! I like be in one place dat stay green, get pickups rolling along da country roads, oa even one alpaca in da back seat of one van!
So da photos. Dis one we wen take foa my braddah, who loves old kine cars.
Dis my maddah’s street wit alla crape myrtles in full bloom.
Ho da nani, yeah?
I will say dis foa Los Gatos: when da crape myrtles stay blooming, I love to see dem.
Still on my mom’s street.
We wen hele [go] to da cemetery wea my faddah stay buried. Had plenny wai maka [tears] knowing I not going be back.
Aloha ‘oe, Papa-san.
When I wen find out dat get one quilt stoa not too far away, I wen tell Nolemana I like stop by Prairie Queens Quilt Shop in San Jose.
I coulda spent much moa time dea, looking alla fabrics.
Had so much stuffs!!
Wat I wished was dat my hānai sis Peach from Kaua‘i and I could wander chru da stoa togeddah. Especially aftah I wen spawk dis nani orchid!
So nani dis one!
Da orchids dea stay blooming like crazy! Maybe dey wen gettum at da Los Gatos Farmers Market!
Dis da veterinary hospital wea I wen work when I wen come mainland foa go college.
Our hotel room and da desk wea I wen email all my peeps on da laptop.
Our room. I tell u dis, having one really upscale room lidis, big bathroom, luxury bedding, maid service everyday, wen make da difficulty of why we were dea much moa easy. Had one balcony just outsai da room, and every singo night I would sit out dea and watch da moon rise.
Now we stay ready foa come home. I tell u, Nolemana wen pack and unpack da car several times in ordah foa get everything insai. Dat’s cuz I kept adding stuffs dat I wen find. Poor Nolemana. He stay my hero. No way I coulda done dis without him. He gets da car packer of da year award! Stay one masterpiece of packing ingenuity to da max! Befoa we wen go down my maddah’s, I thought maybe we going bring home just a few things. But eh. We get down dea and I wen spawk tings I wen forget about dat I like have. Same ting wit my sis and braddah dem. Anden we wen bring home stuffs foa our girls, too, cuz nomo nuff room in dea car.
Dis da driver’s [mines] side in da back. Try look da Chinese Chest!
Da back end wit da tailgate up.
Da odda side.
Anoddah shot looking towards da back.
So now we stay ready foa holoholo ka‘a back home to green Oregon. Da car stay packed. Da aloha ‘oe to my sis dem and braddah dem all said. Even one aloha ‘oe to my maddah, to her hale, dat I nevah going be insai again.
Chaptah Ten going begin our trip home.