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Cucu Terkejut Peroleh 'Harta Karun' Nenek di Toko Barang Bekas

Sang Cucu Menemukan Gaun Yang Digunakan Sang Nenek (Foto: Instagram.@machinemachine)

Dream - Seorang perempuan asal Kauai, Hawaii, Shannon Hiramoto, yang hobi mengumpulkan barang-barang kuno terkejut saat menemukan baju sang nenek, Florence Shizuko Kamei --yang sudah meninggal lima tahun silam.

Baju sang nenek yang ditemukan di toko barang bekas Salvation Army di Lihue, 20,5 kilometer dari rumah sang nenek di Kauai County itu berupa muumuu, pakaian tradisional asal khas Hawaii.

"Saya melihat muumuu yang indah ini di sini, dan saya seperti, ooh, mini, karena kamu tahu selalu menyenangkan mencari (muumuu) yang lebih pendek," kata Shannon, dikutip dari Nextshark, Rabu 14 Maret 2018.

"Ketika saya melihat tag (muumuu) itu, ada tulisan tangan di atasnya 'Kamei,' dan saya teringat nama belakang nenek buyut saya."

Setelah melihat gaun itu, Shannon yakin muumuu tersebut merupakan milik sang nenek. Sebab, tidak banyak nama Kamei yang tinggal di Kauai.

Tetapi, dia tidak buru-buru mengambil kesimpulan. Dia menyelidiki lebih dalam lagi baju tersebut. Shannon bersama ibunya menghabiskan sepanjang hari mencari bukti bahwa gaun itu sebenarnya milik neneknya tercinta.

Hingga akhirnya, menjelang pagi, Shannon menerima telepon dari ibunya yang membenarkan bahwa gaun itu merupakan milik sang nenek.

A Mu'umu'u Story: A few weeks ago I was thrift store shopping at the new Salvation Army in Lihue and I came across this beautiful mini mu'u. I was shocked when I noticed the Liberty House label and saw the name Kamei written on it. My Great Grandmother's last name was Kamei and she loved mu'u that were pink or purple or red. I was surprised to find this because she passed away 5 yrs ago! Could it be hers? There aren't many Kamei on Kauai. It looked so familiar but I needed proof. (See my archive instastory to see how I felt the day I found this mini mu'u!) My mom and I went through all our old photo albums hunting for proof. Alas nothing! Then I get a text photo from mom the other night--it was hers! The last photo in the last photo album! I immediately knew where this photo was taken. Her church in Hanapepe--where she is actually resting to this day (her ashes are in a cubby back there.) I've come full circle and feel like she is smiling down on me or at least giggling. Florence Shizuko Kamei was born in Kekaha in 1904, one of her legacies is that when she passed she was the oldest person in Hawaii at age 108! When she died they announced it on the radio and news! Her secret? Green tea and hobbies. She loved her church choir, playing ukulele, Japanese dancing, joking around, and eating. My daughter shares her middle name Shizuko which means Quiet Child (neither of them have quiet personalities!) And I'm definitely passing this dress down to her. #heirloomserendipity #thiskauaianlife #winksfromgreatgrandma #smalljoys #muumuuforever #alohafriday #hanapepe

A post shared by Shannon Hiramoto (@machinemachine) on Mar 9, 2018 at 12:53pm PST

Setelah mendapat keyakinan itu, Shannon mencari lokasi sang nenek berfoto dengan gaun itu. Dia kemudian mendatangi Gereja Persekutuan Hanapepe.

"Saya datang ke lingkungannya dan merasa seperti dia tersenyum pada saya," ucap Shannon menulis di unggahan Instagram pribadinya.

Shannon mengatakan, Kamei lahir di Kekaha pada 1904. Dia meninggal lima tahun yang lalu pada usia 108, menjadikannya salah satu orang tertua yang pernah tinggal di Hawaii.

"Dia meninggal lima tahun yang lalu, jadi saya tidak tahu di mana (muumuu) berada di antara titik itu dan sekarang. Ini ajaib," kata Shanon.

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