Saturday, October 6, 2012

Aunty Lucy

In Hawaii, I worked for a program that placed elderly people in private homes. There are very few nursing homes on the island so the state funds private caregivers. It’s a great program because the homes get some extra money and the old folks get to be around a family. I worked with a local nurse. (Awesome friend!)
One day, when I had just started, I went with her to a home and the caregiver was explaining that she was having a hard time with the patient. The nurse listened and then said to the patient, “Aunty Lucy, you want go holoholo? Den you shee shee in da kine!” What!?! (Aunty Lucy if you want to go out, you need to pee in the toilet. Da kine, is a place holder for something, like saying pee in the “you know.”)
A few months later and I was wearing da slippahs (flip flops) and talking to and da bruddahs and meeting with da Tutus (the grandmothers.) The locals I worked with thought it was hilarious.

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