My Great Grandpa got a job in Hawaii when my grandma was very little. Great Grandma Alma packed up the three kids (two boys and a girl) and took a train to San Francisco from Missouri. From there, she took a boat to Hawaii. I remember her stories about the boat ride. One of the kids was sick and the boat was jam packed with young mothers and their children heading to Hawaii to join their husbands. She said it was an absolutely miserable and very long trip!

All of the old photos from that time were passed on to me and I thought I'd share some snaps of their amazing life on Oahu with you. My Great Grandpa was a fantastic photographer and he took advantage of the beautiful subject matter while he was there, including my gorgeous Grandma Alma, who we all say was definitely Bette Davis's long lost sister and their amazing kids, Amanda, Tony and Bill.

I found an oversized post card (pictured below) that Great Grandma wrote around the time that my Great Great Grandma went to visit them on the Island. The photo on the postcard is copyrighted 1947. The back was glued to a scrapbook page so its hard to read it all but she says "Right around that dark rock on the right hand side is our new house- in the process of building"  of the kids, who went to school mostly barefoot with the rest of the school children, she says " Your grand-niece and your grand-nephews are big & brown and healthy. Their "Gammu" whom the two younger ones remembered has won them over completely."