..., dipping a wing in salute.A large bell started
ringing slowly in the distance, and the surfers in the water flung
their leis towards the interior of the circle, and the people on the
shore cast theirs into the lapping shorepound. As the people started
paddling back into the beach, a sound system started to play a
familiar tune by Louie Armstrong that was most appropriate.I see trees of green,
red roses too. I see them bloom for me and for you, and I think to
myself, 'What a wonderful world'...Raymundo came to the shore
and grabbed Otto and Reggie in an affectionate hug as they ran into
the shallow water to greet him. Then he lost it; he almost fell to
the ground, crying, only to be steadied by his old friend Tito."It's okay, bruddah.
Danni's ohana, dat mean you're ohana, heck, you been
my ohana fo while. So da lil cuzzes, dey ohana
too...""I know. Thanks,"
Ray replied. "But there's so much, the kids, the business...""We take dis one step
at a time, bruddah. Everything work fo da best...""I know,"
acknowledged Raymundo to Tito, able to extract a smile from himself.
"Thanks, Merv." Raymundo acknowledged the man who'd been
minding his little ones."No problem. Why
don't I take your board home, you guys go get yourselves cleaned
up...""Thanks, and very
kind of you, but not today. I think we'll just spend a quiet
afternoon down he...