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Alma O. Taylor's Journal Excerpts-191

 

 

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Editor's Note: 1910 - In Korea and China. I copied and pasted from the transcription of the journals in the BYU Library. I cannot always tell which of the errors are because of poor transcription or just spelling irregularities common at that time in our history. I have made some corrections, but not all to give a flavor of the original journals and because I am lazy.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, April 9, 1910 Clear - Hot Up at 7:00 Spent a greater part of the forenoon at the custom pier getting my trunks and boxes through the customs. I was fortunate in getting off on $3 00. At the mission house I had a long and pleasant talk with Prest. Woolley about conditions in Hawaii After dinner, Elder Verner Roueche took Elder Caine and me to Kamehameka Musuem where we saw a remarkable and interesting display of the characteristic things of the Pacific Islands We went from this place on a long car ride through a most beautiful residence district where we saw some of the glorious chain of life in these parts. The most picturesque gardens I have ever seen except some of the better ones in Japan. Upon returning I engaged again in conversation with Prest. Wooley. About 7:00 P.M. Bro. Jesse Smith and his wife called on us. He is an old chum of Elder Caine's. We went out to resturant with them for supper We then went up on the roof-garden of Honolulu's leading hotel. We then walked around a little finally arriving at Bro & Sister Smiths lodgings. Here we sat on the veranda and chatted about Japan and Korea. Returned to the mission house, took a bath and retired. My vaccination is very painful; the sore grows larger and the swelling is spreading.

Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, April 10th 1910 . Clear - Warm - Calm Up at 7:45 spent the forenoon visiting the Honolulu Sunday School. It is hard to express my feelings when I heard over three hundred voices - all Latter-day Saints - joined in splendid harmony singing the songs of Zion. The longer I looked at the faces in the building the more features similiar to the Japanese I found. The hearty manner in which the Hawaiian saints greet each other with a smile and firm handshake also reminded me of the fact that I was not in Japan, where handshaking is so uncommon. After the Sunday School the saints meeting was held. The singing in this meeting was simply thrilling. Elder Caine, Prest. Woolley and I were the speakers. I also said a few words in the Sunday School. In the afternoon, I enjoyed a good meal and ^ an interesting talk with Prest. Woolley and a short walk down town. In the evening, I attended the Mutual Im- provement Assosiation meeting held at the meeting house. There was a large attendance and one of the teachers being absent, I was asked to take his place. I did so and enjoyed a half an hour in the young mens & young womens class. After the class work, I spoke a little in Japanese. Before retiring we spread bread and milk and ate a midnight meal. At this meal, I ate part of a young cocanut using a spoon and drank one of the two cups of milk that came out of it.


Honolulu, Hawaii. Monday, April 11, 1910 . Clear - Hot - Breezy. Up at 7:00 After breakfast. Prest Woolley came in a carriage ready to drive us out to the mission headquarters at the plantation at Liae between 30 & 40 miles distant. The ride was a most delightful one - the best on the island. We arrived at Laie in the afternoon between 4 & 5 o'clock. All of the missionaries in Hawaii who were not at Honolulu were hear at headquarters they having not scattered to their fields since conference. The evening was spent talking to and meeting with the missionaries and sisters A nice room with a double bed was placed at our disposal After being bit with mosquitos pretty well I got into bed under the net and was soon in slumberland.