Ailing grandmother, 65, takes care of 3 teenagers - Hawaii News

Lynnette Iona's daughter and son-in-law have been in and out of drug treatment centers> Waipahu resident Lynnette Iona, 65, said, "I'm really tired, really tired. Full Story
Puna boy

AOL

#1 Dec 13, 2009
This state has too many screwed-up families. What gives?
nnifer

AOL

#2 Dec 13, 2009
Sad!!!!!!!!
who cares

Aiea, HI

#3 Dec 13, 2009
i would just kick out the 19 y/o prego girl. she's old enough to make her choices/decisions. screw her even if she is pregnant. her kid is going to become a crackbaby and/or criminal anyway.
who cares

Aiea, HI

#4 Dec 13, 2009
oops, missed the part about the boy too. screw him too. put him back in foster care. he too will become a recidivist no matter who raises him.
Mel

Waipahu, HI

#5 Dec 13, 2009
Sorry, pass. StarBulletin, please find a family worthy of our support.
Mike

United States

#6 Dec 13, 2009
Age 65 is still young in today's age in good health. Still able bodied enough to function in society.
Mike

United States

#7 Dec 13, 2009
Grandparents are the new recycled parents. Many of them are kind and are sacrificing themself to aid their family. Many of them will never be able to retire.
kaet

Honolulu, HI

#8 Dec 13, 2009
Mike wrote:
Age 65 is still young in today's age in good health. Still able bodied enough to function in society.
But did you read the part where she has respiratory problems, "other ailments and diseases" rendering her "unable to work the past 10 years?" She is in no shape to take care of her lolo grandkids. She should give them up. She has a kind heart, but she's not doing them any favors by keeping them with her. They all need help.
SantaClock

Honolulu, HI

#9 Dec 13, 2009
Mel wrote:
Sorry, pass. StarBulletin, please find a family worthy of our support.
Like a scrooge like you would donate anything. I bet you avoid the salvation army kettle.
Slim

Waipahu, HI

#10 Dec 13, 2009
SantaClock wrote:
<quoted text>Like a scrooge like you would donate anything. I bet you avoid the salvation army kettle.
I give to people who are down and out due to no fault of their own. No money for druggies!
lost

Kailua, HI

#11 Dec 13, 2009
it's too bad the foster kids, can't appreciate the grandmother. they probably would have been bounced house to house. maybe they would have preferred that than occasionally living on the beach. grandmother seems caring but not physically capable of raising kids. aren't there rules about having the ability to care for kids, not just the desire. curious if she adopted kids when she couldn't work anymore; as a hobby?
imso808

Boston, MA

#12 Dec 14, 2009
Wow, such harsh comments! I know this woman "Aunty Cookie", and she's doing the best that she can, raising her grandkids. The people that should be getting the scoldings are the parents who chose to be so damn irresponsible in having these children and then turning to a life of drugs and leaving their kids to be raised by someone else.
ihatelocalpeople

Ashburn, VA

#13 Dec 14, 2009
local people are savages -
a real drag on society
worthless.
Blackpope808

Honolulu, HI

#14 Dec 14, 2009
While I feel for this grandmother who is doing her best, let us be honest...all of us are feeling the downturn in the economy...while I do continue to give what I can afford to various charities, I really believe that the Bulletin should review these articles. This story does not persuade me to want to give to this family, despite the grandmother. There are three able bodied teens with her who lack the respect and the will to be productive contributors to the community. Let us not take for granted the Aloha Spirit, because today's teenagers are taking everybody for a ride.

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