My grandma had this serious look on her face that I did not want a sasa (spanking). I may not know all of Fa'a Samoa (The Samoan Way) but I do know that you must respect your elders. So I took my shoes off and neatly put them outside the door and sat cross legged on the floor where grandma told me to sit. Beside her were her genealogy ledger books. She had one book already opened and she began to recite her four generations. I became quite interested as she continued to recite I asked her questions one after another.
Today I recalled this time as I looked at her ledger books today. My father is in possession of them and I have been so grateful for the opportunity to study them and research them.