Aloha...Proximity is a factor in maintaining contact with
kin. Jose was listed with the surname of Rodrigues during
the US Census for 1900 and happened to live next door to my
grandmother on the island of Kaua'i. Joaquina was my great-
grandmother's sister who was married to my greatgrandfather
on the paternal side. Jose's son Henry was the same age as
my grandmother. Thus, to this day, kin from Henry's side
remains close and we gather now and then.