Images Speak Words - My Grandma
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My grandma was born in American Samoa, which is located in the South Pacific Ocean, on May 9, 1934. She was number five, not the oldest or the youngest but she was in the middle. The city in Samoa my grandmother lived in was called Fitiuta. She came to the bay area because she wanted a good future for her children. She wanted them to get a good education.
Her mother was born on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa. My grandma's mom's mom was also born in the same place, so our family has been there a long time.
My grandma says she never went to a family reunion when she was a kid because back in Samoa there were no family reunions. But she says our family was still close. My grandma said the special thing about our family is that they always helped each other.
My grandma's favorite photo was taken in Samoa a long time ago.
The people in the photo were her father, mother, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunties, uncles, grandmas, and grandpas.
My grandpa says he doesn't know any particular stories in our family but he knows they talked a lot about Samoan stories and our traditions.
My grandma had fun when she was a kid. She played a lot with her brother. In fact, all of her brothers and sisters were nice and played games together like basketball. She says another important thing she did a lot when she was young was go to church and pray because she loves God.
The two people who made a big difference in my grandma's life were her parents. They taught her about how to prepare for her future. I think they did a good job because I love my grandma!