Kimo Ho'opai Snr., the patriarch of a four generation Paniolo family, enjoys family and friends at his son Bernard's home after a day of branding and weaning. Ho'opai started working as a cowboy a half century ago. His sons, Kimo and Bernard and grandsons, Jesse and Shane, all currently work as cowboys. "I didn't want my children to become cowboys. It's a hard life but it makes them happy so I'm happy," he says. "Rough life, rough life. You break 'em or they break you," he adds quietly.