Key moments that make her, her.
1. Prize Givings when we get a place and she choohoooing waaay too loudly and I want the floor to open up and swallow me whole, and then for the rest of the school year the students make fun of me. And my mother says "What are you so embarrased about? you should hold your head high and and say "Yes, I am from the BIGG Island of Savaii"!!! Yes, I got that 'le kea-ness' from her. Thanks Mom.
3. Every time she came home from a trip, she had something for all of us, like (ahem) a bag that had on it: "Small islands, Big issues" or "Rio Earth Summit" or a shampoo bottle that had "Sheraton" and slippers that had "Cathay Pacific" and pens that had "Convention Geneve ..." and lots of notebooks and reading material.
4. She sews all of our dresses for White Sunday, and decorated them till they were gggglorious.
5. She encouraged us to be confident and not stage shy by pushing us to dance in front of the village of Faga for a Red Cross fundraising, or taking palagi children to the sunday school to be their translators. Even though we hardly spoke Engrand, hah!