Adelaide Ka`ai, 85 years old
(from University of Hawai'i Oral History Program)
"Where the Ala Wai (Canal) is (today) was all swamp. All that area
was swamp down to Kalakaua (Avenue)...
were no houses, just a few houses here and there, but was all swamp
with those tall weedy things and ducks... Just get off the streetcar and go through the bulrushes and find, (chuckles) and come home holding
our blouses full of duck eggs..."