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50 Years - Memories: May '10

Apologies in advance if you have received this in error, if so, please inform me to be removed from the list

If you don't recognize some of the names of classmates below...
well, that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khs60lv02
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that the next 50th reunion is just around the corner.
Main Street Hotel - Las Vegas - October 10, 2010

Have them post their responses as below, chronologically - latest first.
( any kine memory-recollection or response to a response OK )
Edit posts for improper content
Edit posts for brevity
Edit out email addresses
(though, with their permission, would appreciate having their email addresses)

Mahalo,
Hal Oshiro

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Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving the email 'memories'...
either directly or through one of the classmates listed below.
Apologies to those inadvertently mis-named, misspelled or unlisted.

Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,Amy Morioka,Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,
Andy Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arline Hirahara,Arlene Yamagata,Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,
Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio,Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,
Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,
Clarence Shibuya,Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clinton Chung,Dennis Sayegusa,Dolly Afalava,Duane Aguiar,Edward Inea,
Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim,Frances Mise,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,
Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Gerri Barcenas,Irene Rocha,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,June Yanazawa,Karen Fukuji,
Karen Iha, Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Yoshioka,Lance Ishihiro,
Lillian Tarumoto, Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane,Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,
Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell, Matilda Muraoka,Michael Yamaguchi,Michael Tang,Muriel Masumura,Naomi Kuramoto,
Norman Ginoza,Pamela Machida, Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Paul Texeira,Pearl Shimooka,Pearl Chun,
Phyliss Tanabe,Ralph Hind, Ralph Yamasaki, Raynor Tsuneyoshi, Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura, Robert Gore, Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,Ronald Higa,
Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita,Samuel Pang,Sandra Ishimoto,Sandra Kimura,
Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sheila Espindola, Shirley Tamashiro, Sharon LaTraille, Stanley Miura, Thomas Okuhara,
Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada, Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Verna Chang,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,
Vivian Hirahara,Wade Morikone, Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki,Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei,Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

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Reminders:

If you missed the cookbook submission deadline and have recipes, email them anyway, they'll be sent out in a supplement
June 10, tentative, for next reunion committee meeting
July 21, Unity House LV travel package balance due
October 2, California mini-reunion

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MAY 2010 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/memblogs

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May 29, 2010

Carole, which 'General Richard ...' are you referring to... can't think of one offhand.
Talking about Richards, one of our science teachers in 7th or 8th grade at KIS wanted to differentiate between
the 2 Richards ( Shintaku and Murata ) that were in the same class... so she announced that from hereon in
one would be called big Richard and the other small Richard... of course she used another term for
Richard... she didn't have a clue as to why the class was in such an uproar, nearly falling over in laughter...
yet she seemed quite pleased with herself that she had come upon such a wonderful name solution.

Bing, I must confess, when I saw you and Hank I thought great... I can follow you guys in since I was lost myself.
But we managed to wing it and I did what most of 'us guys' normally don't do... I asked for directions inside.

Manny, I have a friend who worked on Mauna Kea for the Keck Observatory... he loved his job and the location.
We always reminded him 'well, you've always said you wanted to be closer to God'.
So Pearl, Gerri, Brenda, Caroline... what we going stay do on June 19th ( or will that be Tuesday ) when Manny
is here... Kincaid's ?, Ala Moana Center ?, Bingo Parlor ?, ??

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Carole Eto
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:39 PM
Subject: Elvis

Shinty,

No wonder you are our "Elvis Impersonator"!
I always enjoy your karaoke singing.

By the way, y'all, "Ricky" is a "General", too.

Carole

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:28 PM
Subject: RE: 5/27/10

The Admiral invited us to join other classmates for a mini-reunion for Sandy Ishimoto Yamada.
So on Monday, April 19th, Hank and I prepared to go to the Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
It is located at the top of Wilhelmina Rise.

The Admiral told us to bring our own lunches because we were going to eat with Sandy.

We picked up mixed plate lunches from Rainbow Drive Inn.
For breakfast, we picked up malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery.
We ate them in the parking lot.
I forgot how good these are.
Hank loved them.
Thank goodness we don’t have anything like this in DC.
He and I would be as big as houses.

We drove straight up Wilhelmena Rise.
I forgot there was a gentler way up on a winding road that went round rather than up.
When we got there we didn’t know how to get in the Center because we couldn’t tell where the main entrance was.
We were in the back parking lot.
Luckily we saw Hal so we followed him.

In one of the large social rooms we joined 21 others for lunch.
Sandy looked radiant.
She still has a very, very nice complexion.
She needs assistance eating but looked very happy.
Majorie Morimoto Muira helped to feed Sandy.
Admiral, all this time I thought Majorie was related to you too.
Thanks for setting me straight.
I saw Gerri Barcenas Digmon hug Sandy.
Such a loving thoughtful thing to do.
Then I remembered being told that when one is paralyzed one needs all the hugs one can get.
So I followed Gerri.

Jean Nakamura Worley sewed a remembrance pillow for Sandy in yellow with green piping.
She sent this to Hawaii even if she couldn’t join us.
We signed the pillow and presented it to Sandy.
If we ever are able to recover the pictures from that day, I will send them to Hal.
Muriel, Barbara Baptist and others brought desserts.
Anybody remember who else brought desserts?
Sandy seemed to love the desserts.
So did I.

The view from the Center was spectacular.
We were so far up we could see into Diamond Head Crater.
Myron, Hank, Steve and the General hung out together on the lanai.
General Pang and Jane brought extra sushi for us.
As usual, the generosity of our classmates was overwhelming.
A good time was had by all.
The drive down was a trip down memory lane for me:
Kaimuki, the library, the fire station, the theatre, and the saimin place.
The next time I go home I must remember to visit Sandy.

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----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: ha
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:22 AM
Subject: RE: 5/27/10

Aloha classmates, from the top pf Mauna Kea, Manny here.
Have been hiking up Mauna Kea for a month, got lost, walked out a new man.
Found God on the mountain, we talked and had a good time.
He told me to tell Pearl, if she can pick up my bingo passes to get on base for June and July.
I f she does, he will reward her.
Also tell Brenda to let me know about the DC plans.
If nothing happens, Manny, will steal Robert away from her.
For the rest of my old friends, I will be back in Honolulu on June 19.
We all better meet at Wards on tuesday night, so you all can be saved.
Tell Slug that all that cookies he has been making and eating will cause him to lose weight.
Talked to Caroline via the phone, she is the only sane person on this blog.
Well my next trip is up Mauna Loa.
Got to be back before June 19.
I will let all for you know who i meet up there.
Aloha from Kaneohe, Manny

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May 27, 2010

Thanks Sonny, Carl, Pearl and the rest... good chance to clarify this subject and similar matters.
When I first started this 'blog' in March of 2009, it was just to have classmates share their memories of high school.
That slowly evolved to include memories since high school... then, simply a way to share stories and communicate.
It's now all of that and also a reunion and general 'message board'.
But since it's inception, among other things, I've not posted anything I saw as overtly religious or political... especially
those I saw as too divisive or controversial... the occasional 'Oh my God' and 'crooked politician' not included.
I've also stayed away from any posts that could be seen as promoting a business or venture for personal gain... allow
one and need to allow all.
Another clarification is on the email addresses... I can and will forward a request to make contact to any of the email
recipients listed above, leaving intact, the name and email address of the person making the contact request.
It will be up to the recipient to respond or not... note that a 'no response' may not mean the recipient prefers not to
respond... of the 100 plus listed above, just a small percentage have actually replied to an email I've sent... hence,
I can't honestly be sure if a particular person is actually receiving the emails or if an address is valid.
This procedure may seem somewhat anal but I really believe the email blog has grown and lasted this long because
of the trust that most of the recipients have that their addresses will remain private if they so wish... so no email
addresses are shown on the blog unless specifically requested or authorized by their owners ( as I've mentioned
before, sometimes we have to protect ourselves from not only others but also ourselves ).
So, Sonny, to answer your question... the best that can be done within this email blog is to show your email and your
general intentions within it without any endorsements, trade names or email / address / phone contact info.
That info you can supply when-if anyone responds and requests to make contact.

Whew ! Having now dispensed with that long-winded discourse... how was your week otherwise, everyone ? ; )
It has been rather slow with emails to the blog lately... but hey, quality over quantity... right ?

Shinty, I think everyone remembers what a big Elvis fan you were in school... and still are... and he does have quite
a collection of oldies, folks.

Knew that about Frances and Marj, Chester... thought I'd wait until you or Frances responded directly : )

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Rita Claire Tambunting
Cc: Bobbie Hanoa ; Carl Yasuda ; Muriel Masumura ; Ron Higa ; Paul C Texeira
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: Hello!

Unless we have everybody listed authority to release this information I will not be able to give out any information.
We can note on our blog and see if anyone responds

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----- Original Message -----
From: CarlYasudaSr
To: Rita Claire Tambunting
Cc: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: Hello!

Sonny,

Please send your email to Harold Oshiro E-mail Address.

Harold may decide that the blog may not be used for business purposes but you can discuss the matter with him.

Aloha,
Carl

----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Claire Tambunting
To: Bobbie Hanoa ; Ron Higa ; Muriel Masumura ; Pearl Mori ; Paul C Texeira ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:19 AM
Subject: Hello!

Hi friends!

Hope all are well! How can I be able to write to all our friends listed below?
Our group here is willing to have a joint venture with anyone who is interested in any business from trading to food production.
Pls contact me anytime thru my daughter's email - rc_tambunting@******

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----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shintaku
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:21 AM
Subject: Fw: ELVIS

Hal, I'm a huge Elvis fan and an Oldies collector.
Please share this with our classmates.
Shinty

http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/sitemap.html

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: 5/22/10

Hal: Confirmed our next 2 meetings on 6/10/10 and on 6/24/10 (to mail out newletter) 6pm UNITY HOUSE

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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: 5/22/10

Hal:

I'm on vacation in LA right now and will be visiting a few classmates while I'm in the area.

However, I wanted to make a correction.
On your blog, I noticed references to my my classmate cousins.
Frances Mise Shinjo is my cousin and Marjorie Morimoto Muira is a very good friend, but we are not related.

There are several classmates that are very close to me and we occasionally travel, dine together, go on outings,
see a play or musical, etc.

Aloha, The Admiral

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May 22, 2010

At the 5/20 reunion committee meeting around 15 classmates recapped the Honolulu reunion and
activities... preliminary planning was restarted for the Las Vegas reunion and more of the details
will be finalized at the 6/10 meeting after misc info is received for travel-hotel-banquet and other
activities-events... the 'official' newsletter should be forthcoming shortly thereafter.

Robby, I'm sure the thoughts and prayers of the classmates will be with Margie... wishing her the best
through this difficult period.

Nuk, the gals all miss you... Bing's duck too.

I've been emailing with Louise for over the past 5 years but had not seen her in over 50 years... so Lu, it
was my great pleasure to see you and Ray at the Hale Koa... too bad you couldn't take in the reunion,
what with the scheduling conflict... but I'd feel the same... family first.

Bing, Hank, no worry... know what a bummer that hard disk problem can be so the pictures are the least
of the concerns... you and others come from thousands of miles away to Kincaid's, yet I've never been...
oh well, next time... and you're right, at least I know what it's like and I missed, from all the messages.

Slug, if-when I'm in transit at SFO... you take orders and deliver ?

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: robby partridge
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: 5/20/10

We wish to thank you for all your help and information passing along a little note.
Margie Mau Partridge will be due to undergo heart surgery Tue May 25 2010 so if you would keep her
in your thoughts and prayers.
Thanks Robby & Margie Mau Partridge

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----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:52 PM
Subject: RE: 5/20/10

So enjoyable to continue reading and contributions from everyone on this blog!
Slug: Since I rec’d Seda’s cookie recipe, have made them 10 times already and yes,
I also have it down to a science.
When I’m down to about 6 cookies, making list to buy ingredients for another batch.
Trader Joes have been out of mac nuts for several months….said they have been experiencing difficulty
getting them from their supplier.
Oh well, don’t mind paying more for nuts at the supermarket, as these cookies are addictive.
Bing: Thank you for your comment….you are too kind!
Must admit makeup and hair color does wonders.
Your personality reminds me of a ray of sunshine always.
Can’t wait to see everyone again in Oct.
Nuk: Are you there????
We miss your chattering and hope to see you in LV.
Love to all, Elsie T.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Louise Lung Iwamoto
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:18 PM
Subject: Re:

Hi Hal,

It was so awesome to finally see you at the Hale Koa Aloha get together.
It was such a wonderful surprise!
I really enjoy the blogs, pictures, info, up dates, etc.
The pictures of everyone were terrific!
Thank you so much......I, for one, greatly appreciate all that you do to make it so enjoyable for all of us.
I am especially so happy for Robert and Brenda.......so cute and what a wonderful love story!

Our family was attending the Iso Peanut and The Princess play the night of our high school reunion.
We had purchased the tickets awhile back and had to help my daughter with her 5 year old twin daughters.
(Her husband works for Continental and was unable to attend)
We all enjoyed the play.
( My younger daughter's friend Lisa Matsumoto (passed away) was the writer of this and many other plays
that we are still able to enjoy)

I bought the cook book and had my hubby pick it up from Pearl.
I "sold my kitchen" a long time ago so I don't ever cook unless I have to.
The recipes by all our classmates sounded so "ono-licious" that I purchased the cook book and will have
one of my daughters cook or bake for me.

The reunion committee did such an outstanding job to make everything a success!

I heard from Carole Eto that Chester Otani sends her great e-mails.
Betty Ann Ing Douglas informs me that Frances, Marjorie and Chester are cousins and how they travel
and do things together.
Sooo cute.

My dear father passed away in March at 104 years.
He passed away in his sleep.
My mother is still strong both mentally and physically and will be 102 this August.
No.....I don't think we inherited their longevity....my brother passed away 2 years ago.
My parents were just blessed with good health.

Take care.

Warmest Aloha,
Lou

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 1:04 PM
Subject: RE: 5/20/10

Hal, if you are wondering what happened to the pictures that Hank took, we are trying to revive them.
His computer got hit with a very vicious form of spyware.
He had to replace his hard drive.
I’ll let you know if he is successful.

BRUNCH AT HALE KOA.
The day after the PCC banquet a small brunch just sort of evolved.
Louise Lung and Ray Iwamoto couldn’t go to any of the 50th reunion activities because of schedule conflicts
with their granddaughters’ activities.
But they wanted to invite us to dinner in return for us feeding them last year in DC.
Carole Eto wanted to share a meal with June Yanazawa and Steve Kobayashi and us.
Then Bessie Shimabukuro & her husband wanted to join in, and Sandy Akiyama and Carol Hamasaki,
and Pat Torigoe.
So Carole finally patched it altogether by making reservations for champagne brunch at the Banyan Court
restaurant in Hale Koa.
It was a lot of fun being able to talk to each other in a smaller crowd.
I skipped the mainland food (such as ham, lamb, croissants, bagels, buttermilk pancakes, cinnamon buns,
chicken crepes, eggs Florentine, bacon, sausages, international cheeses, etc.) and went straight for the
puna papaya, guava juice, Portuguese sausage, poke, poi, lomi, sashimi (hamachi & maguro) and rice.
Had thirds.
Then went for the desserts: haupia and rainbow jello, chocolate haupia pie, macadamia nut pie, and passion
fruit cake.
Brunch lasted until a little after 2 PM.
Almost everyone had something already scheduled so they had to skip the happy hour at Kincaid’s, except for
Hank, June, Steve, and me.

KEWALO BASIN.
Took Hank to see it.
It is part of Fisherman’s wharf.
I used to go there with my surfboard after work after my first divorce.
It was my pau hana time where I could just chill out.
I looked at the young girl surfers and wondered if any of them came here for healing as I had decades ago.

KINCAID’S.
At the PCC banquet someone passed the word that everyone was invited to happy hour which began at
3 PM on Sunday.
I forgot about Hawaiian time.
Hank and I got there at about 3:15 PM and no one was there.
We ordered iced tea and asked the waitress if there were reservations by a large group.
She said no.
So we waited.
Then we called June who said they would be by shortly.
We were about to give up when Gerri and Jack Digmon showed up followed quickly by Myron, General Pang,
Admiral Otani, Majorie Morimoto, Carolyn Amoy, Arline Hirahara and others.
Geri ordered sweet potato fries, crab and artichoke dip, warm brie with macadamia nut crust, and pacific prawn
cocktails.
Classmates showed up, ordered drinks, ate puupuu and left.
General Pang gave each of us a can of olives from California.
I was puzzled. But when we got back to DC to eat them, they were scrumptious.
Wish I kept the can.
Hope Hank can revive those pictures.
Hank and I stayed at least 4 hours, until the end of happy hour.
It was so much fun.
Two of the most generous people in our class are Gerri and the General.
Now when you guys say you’ll meet at Kincaid’s I’ll know where you are and can join you in spirit.

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----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:36 AM
Subject: RE: 5/20/10

Seda: I like my cookies a little on the darker side...you know like the women from Hawaii...laughs.
I bake them about 30 mins...2 trays at a time...12 cookies on each tray, with the trays on the lower & middle racks.
After the first 12-14 mins...I reverse the trays for the remainder of the cooking time.

Thanks again for sharing.

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May 20, 2010

Reminder: reunion committee meeting, today, 6PM, Unity House... drop by to listen in if you're able to.

Being usually on the road a lot throughout the island, I didn't think I would enjoy the bus tour as much as
I did... and yes Pearl, enjoying it with classmates and friends made it even more special.

No problem Seda, I'll leave the pictured items on the website with a notation that they're no longer available...
and until-if you come up with new stuff or I need the space allotted me for other pics I'll need to post.
Slug, I also had the opportunity to taste-test Seda's mac-choc cookies via her generous offer... must admit, after
the first taste I hoarded and savored for my enjoyment the rest that she gave me, for a couple of days after.

Bing, it was definitely one of the best, if not the best ever... and there's still one more to go this year !
That guy who was the eventual winner was Donald Hiramoto... I'm guessing the 'Fistful of Dollars' gal was
Evelyn Hiramoto - his wife.

Howzit General Pang... links to the reunion pics and the blog archive will be posted in each email.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: 5/16/10

Acknowlegments again to everyone who made our reunion come together and special.
Seeing old friends and remember old times.

The bus tour was a grand success with Milton (Nappy) Napuunoa as our tour guide along with a group
of 40 classmates and guests.
For us locals who never go on a bus tour, you gotta try it at least once.
It was very enjoyable.
Of course being with other classmates made it even better.

For those who haven't received a thank you letter, I still have a few left to send out.. Mahalo Plenty.

Brenda & Robert:
I had a feeling it was a thing with you two but didn't want to be nosy.
So happpppppy for you.

Vernon & Ann:
I understand that volcano is still going on.
I'm glad you made it back and enjoyed yourself.

Sonny T:
Hope to see you in Vegas

Carolyn Tom:
Sorry, didn't get to see you leave that night.
Hope you had a nice trip home.
Thanks for helping set up.

Allan Odani:
Glad you were able to attend the reunion.
There were several 1st attending this year

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----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Deguchi Pratz
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: 5/16/10

Hal,

First of all, I have to thank you for the email on the counts to our website.
I think that we should probably cancel my website because my inventory has changed.
The obi bags are not available anymore.
I need to make a whole new batch.
Thank you for putting it on the class website.
I am doing very well with the obi purses and it did help me to make up an inventory.

Clifford you have made me so happy, it is a winner.
Every time I make the cookies for friends they love them.
I love hearing about the cookies from friends.
Clifford you must be quite the baker.
How long did you have to bake the batch of cookies, 25 or 35 minutes?
Just curious.

Aloha Seda

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:55 AM
Subject: RE: Moments from the PCC Banquet

The PCC banquet was great!
The food was great.
I’m sorry for those of you who were turned away because of responding too late.

Paul Texeira was a great MC.

When they called up the song leaders, Hank said that they looked like they would be song leaders.
Hard to believe but Elsie Tanaka looks even better than she did in high school.

I put our class picture on the étagère in my office.
Everyone who comes into my office cannot believe that we all are 67/68 years old.
The guys keep remarking how many cute women are in our class.
Remember, I am surrounded by haoles.
We look “exotic” to them.
One of my haole colleagues asked specifically about the woman with the flowers in her hair.
It was Barbara Baptist.
He is military and was detailed to us for 3 months.
He is only forty … about the age of our kids.
This is his last week before he returns to the Pentagon.

Our Las Vegas hula dancer Amoy made me nostalgic for a moment.

Interestingly, heard a female voice say that Hank is still a hunk, with his broad shoulders.
I turned around to see who it was because it is so unusual for a female to talk about a man’s physical
appearance, but I couldn’t identify who had spoken.

Playing Junkin Po was a hoot.
Clarence Fung and his wife Suellen sat at our table.
She asked Hank if he knew how to play.
He said no after all he was born in DC.
She said good, I‘ll play you.
She won and took his dollar.
He didn’t mind one bit losing to such a pretty lady.
I forgot who on our table won all the money.
But it was a short lived victory.
At the next table with mostly bachelors, the winner was Sam the General Pang.
He came over to our table with a fist full of dollars and won all the money from our table too.
He made the finals only to lose to a woman.
A guy finally won all the money.
The next thing we saw was a female with a hand full of dollars.

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----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 7:22 PM
Subject: RE: 5/16/10

Harold: Would you be so kind and pass this on to Seda for me.
Hey, Seda, since I've been back home now, for almost a month, from the reunion...
would you believe I've made 4 batches of the Mac Nut cookies and have been giving them out to
family & friends and they all love it.
I think I have the process down to a science now...laughs.

Thanks for sharing and hope to see you and the gang in Vegas.

Have a great week and God bless.

Cliff Young

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Douglas Samuel Pang
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM
Subject: class of 1960
To: hal

please send me the correct address to see the pictures of the reunion if you can thank you

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May 16, 2010

Happy to know you had a great reunion, Irene... although we did miss you at the bus tour... guess when in Hawaii,
'Hawaiian time' is the norm : )
Talked to Pearl and her husband Hiram but didn't realize I was taking pictures of Verna at her table until going over
pics after the reunion... sorry I didn't say hello, Verna... a belated Aloha... I think I've seen your sister Carol at her
reunions more often than I've seen you at ours.

Yes Sheila, I'll get it right the next time you bring manapua-pepeiau for all of us ; )
Seriously though, that was very generous, not only with the expense but also with your time.

Small world, Bing... my daughter and her husband, both having gone to UPS and he to UW, are also Husky fans...
and Mariners fans... and Seahawks fans... and before the team left the city, Supersonics fans.
Although they like and keep up with Colt Brennan, they're not Redskin fans... but they are huge Washington Capitals
hockey fans much like you and Hank... 'Unleash the Fury !'

Forgot to post your message, Slug... and you and Bing are right, we should have some kind of get-together or another
reunion deal between this reunion and the 55th reunion... perhaps a 70th birthday celebration reunion... ( no, we're
not going to wait until you reach your 70th birthday that late December nor for Lynne's 70th the following year ; )...
or how about maybe another reunion next year, just for the heck of it.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Irene Elson
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: 5/14/10

Hi Harold,

Wanted to write sooner, but time just seems to slip away.
Just wanted to say what a fantastic job the reunion committee did on all the events that were scheduled for our
"50th" reunion at Pearl Country Club.
Not only was the reunion dinner delicious, but rekindling old friendships, seeing, visiting and talking with classmates
were truly precious moments.
Wish I had more time to visit with classmates, but I am thankful for the time I did get to visit with some classmates I
had not seen since graduation.
It was amazing that some of our classmates never change and were easy to recognize.
I must admit I did look at some of the picture/name tags for recognition.
Betty Chung Hoon Townsend and I had lunch a few weeks ago and exchanged pictures of the reunion -
thanks to Jalna for the cd, she did a tremendous job!!
Brenda please keep us posted on your rekindled friendship with Robert - love hearing about it.
The best to both of you.
Pearl Chung and Verna Chang sorry I didn't get to see you that night would have love to chat.
Special thanks to all the committee members for the superb job they all did in putting the reunion together.
Harold, "thank you" for all the work/effort you have done in keeping this blog going.
Don't know if I'll make the Las Vegas reunion, but will seriously consider it.

Aloha to all,
Irene Rocha Elson

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----- Original Message -----
From: Sheila Espindola Fernandez
To: hal
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: 5/14/10

Aloha Hal.
This is so much fun to read all the e-mail's from everyone that went on the bus ride and reunion.
Yes Hal, get it right about the manapua, got up early not for that because I had to beat the traffic,
going to char hung sut was my pleasure.
Brenda, when are you going to be in Kailua at your shop, or is that not going to be now that there is a handsome
doctor back in Seattle, love is in the air.
Not used to see my name as "Espindola" again, at our age we can get used to anything.

Aloha, Sheila

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 7:22 AM
Subject: RE: 5/14/10

Brenda, I spent a semester in my senior year at the University of Washington.
Hank and I are fans of the Seattle Mariners.
One of their players, Ichiro, is a Suzuki like my mom.
Hank and I especially love the Olympic National Park.
We visited about 15 years ago.
There is a visitor center, lots of picnic areas, and some ranger-led programs.
In the park is one of the most unique forests, the Hoh Rain Forest.
It is a “temperate” forest.
We could just envision leprechauns hiding behind the Douglas-firs, Great Western Hemlocks and Sitka Fir trees.
Nearby is the 73 mile long wilderness coast.
Our favorite was Rialto Beach and the offshore land formations called “sea stacks”.
So different from the Hawaiian beaches and special in their own way.
The intertidal pools were fascinating.
For more information go to the website of the National Park Service http://www.nps.gov.
Advance search by state.
There are campgrounds and the Lake Crescent lodge.
Just a suggestion for you and your handsome doctor. Have fun.

Sheila, thanks for the manapua and pepeiau.
I guess I was so overwhelmed when I got on the bus that everything seemed to be in slow motion.
I didn’t even know that Char Hung Sut was around.
My dad used to take us to Libbys.

Karen Iha and Clint Chung. Thanks for the granola bars.
I think we ate those first.

Wish we could join you all in Las Vegas but Hank and I and 4 other couples already rented our annual house
on the beach from October 9 to 15 in Fenwick Island, Delaware.
And we don’t have any vacation left this year because we accepted another friend’s invitation to spend two
weeks in their time share in Ocean City in July.
I only have 5 weeks of vacation per year.
Anything happening next year?

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----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 8:07 PM
Subject: RE: Cult of Colt

Harold

Thanks for this article on Colt...always nice to see how the Rainbows are doing professionally.

Hey, the committe did an outstanding job on the reunion.
Dee & I had a blast and it was so much fun seeing classmates I have not seen in 50 yrs.
It was a pleasant surprise to see Bing there with Hank.
I have not seen her since she got married to Vernon Woo.

I know there is a lot of work to pull of a reunion every 5 yrs...but at our advance age...
some of us will not make it to the next reunion.
I mentioned to Gerri & Lynne, that between the 5 yr reunion...
we should see if a mini reunion maybe every 2-3 yrs would work.
Just food for thought.

Have a great week & God bless.

Slug

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May 14, 2010

Sorry Sheila !
Didn't know you were the one that brought the manapua/pepeiau... didn't get any : (
And sorry Karen/Clint... forgot you had passed out the granola bars... got mine : )
Sam did tell me long ago about now going by another name, but it wasn't Douglas... didn't know about the
other names either... including 'General'... and this is the first time I heard of the 'Admiral'... had thought
his real first name was Chesta... always, always the last to know.

Love the Pacific NW, Brenda... well acquainted with the area... daughter went to school in Tacoma, then
worked-lived in Seattle a couple of years, later lived several years in Steilacoom... visited her often.

Congratulations to the Vice Mayor, Sonny... info on the LV reunion should be gradually forthcoming as the
reunion committee starts it's first meeting ( 5/20/10 ) after the Honolulu reunion... will try to drop by to pick
up on what I'm sure will be just initial rough planning for LV, beyond what we already know... other than
a golf outing, a slot tournament, and the 10/2/10 California mini-reunion, don't know of any other definite
activites planned to be held just before the 10/10/10 banquet... will try to find out.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: 5/12/10

Learned lots of things about our classmates at the impromptu dinner after Nappy’s round the island tour on
Friday April 16, 2010.
Also found a new favorite: dole whip pineapple (a non-dairy frozen dessert sold at the Dole Plantation store.)

Someone on the bus suggested dinner at the Chinese Restaurant called On On.
A good number of classmates could not go because there were last minute preparations for the PCC Banquet
the next day and previous plans.
About half of us showed up at the restaurant.
We had June Yanazawa’s favorite – peking duck – among the many, many courses.
By the second to the last course Hank and I couldn’t eat another bite, we forgot to pace ourselves.

Clifford Young (Slug) was at the restaurant with his family and friends.
He came over to say hello.

It was at On On that we learned that Sam Pang’s real first name is Douglas.
Sam was named after General Douglas MacArthur.
So his nickname is “the General.”
All during school he used Sam which is one of his middle names.
He wrote down his full name.
It is really, really long.

We also learned that Chester Otani was named after Admiral Chester Nimitz.
So his nickname is “the Admiral”.
Now when Hank talks about the General and the Admiral, he means Sam and Chester.

Marjorie Morimoto, thank you so so much for the ono tangerines.
Hank said it was the sweetest that he ever tasted.
Someone mentioned to me that Majorie, Chester, and Francis Mise spend a lot of time together,
sometimes even taking trips together.
They are so lucky.
I wish I had that kind of relationship with my cousins.
We are lucky if we send and receive Christmas cards.

Karen Iha and Clinton Chung, thanks for the manapua and pepeiau.
Where did you buy them from?
It was better than any we could find.

Jean and Boyd, we missed you very much.
We were sure you would attend especially since you did all that work getting the t-shirts, sweatshirts,
handbags, etc. together.
Jean, should I pay the committee (Pearl) more money for the things I purchased?
I don’t mind.
The bags are really sturdy, not made of cheap stuff.
Hank and I love our t-shirts and yesterday it was so cold (60 degrees F) I wore the sweat-shirt for the first time.
It is so soft and cuddly.

Nuk: my Duck was so disappointed that you didn’t attend any of the reunion activities.
He kept looking for you until finally the Admiral said that you were not on the bus tour and you didn’t attend
the golf tournament and he doubted whether you would be at the PCC banquet.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: 5/12/10

Ahh, yes, Marjorie's tangerines have her sweetness in them!
Her tree is so happy.
Sheila Espindola is the gracious one who not only brought a LOT of fresh manapua pipiau,
she walked up and down the bus aisle serving us!
She had to go by Char Hung Sut early to get them, and that place is crowded downtown!
The selection was so fabulous.
What a lovely day that was!
Nappy was something else again.
Thanks Bing for the suggestions....I will remember to do those things.
I will be teaching Lomilomi at a spa in Barbados in June, and I will break up my trip just as you suggest......
think I might want to try some fun things in the Seattle/Tacoma area......
a handsome doctor might be the perfect tour guide! tee hee
Silly teenager mode.
Thanks, Elsie....believe you are correct, although it seems so overdue.
Love, Brenda

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----- Original Message -----
From: clinton chung
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: 5/12/10

Hal,

It was Sheila that handed out the ono manapua/pepeiau, Karen handed out the granola bars.

Aloha, Clint

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----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Claire Tambunting
To: Paul C Texeira ; Hal
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5:05 AM
Subject: Re: ALOHA

Aloha! Thanks for keeping me posted..
1. I will be in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. do you have any activities prior to oct 10 so I can make necessary
arrangements for me and my family to join you.
2. My son was re-elected vice mayor of Paranaque again..
3. My invitation for end of the year still stands. Please inform others so I can start the ball rolling here too..
4. Am excited to see you again!

Mahalo and Mabuhay!

Sonny ( Francisco Tambunting )

From: Paul C Texeira
To: "Francisco Tambunting "Sonny"
Sent: Fri, May 7, 2010 2:16:22 PM
Subject: ALOHA

Aloha Sonny, I hope this email gets to you.
Just wanted to drop you a line to see how you and the family are doing.

Missed you at our recent reunion at the Pearl Country Club.
Really was nice to see all the classmates.
Now we’re gearing up for the next one in VEGAS come this October.
Looking forward to seeing you there?????????????

Hope this is the right e-mail address.
Please reply.

Aloha,

Paul and Miki

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May 12, 2010

Aroha Roger... seems like a whole bunch of classmates/friends have gone to Japan this past month or so.

Bing, Hank... if you'd like, you could send those pics to me via my Gmail address: halinhi808@gmail.com.
Send as many or as little at a time and as often as you want or can... have a lot of space available at the
moment, so no problem... can then download and pass on or post on the Pbase website if OK with you.
Those ono tangerines were from Marjorie Morimoto's yard, the manapua/pepeiau I believe from Karen
Iha/Clinton Chung ?
I think a lot of us here haven't explored our own great backyard... like New Yorkers who have never been
up the Empire State Bldg ' whaddya wanna go up dere for ? '.

Thanks for the assurance Brenda... guess it's OK to crawl out from under.

No problem Elsie... the pics she's referring to are in this album:

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/pearlcc

Suddenly registered... 'culminate' sounded pretty final... and it is, for the current plans for our 50th year...
55th now appearing further away with that thougt... something in between ?

Thanks Timothy... confirmed addresses for Pam and Gail through your info ( they live in the same area )...
now trying to find their email contact info... anyone have that ? Or for any another classmate not listed ?

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: 5/9/10

Harold-san:
Greetings from Japan.
Its nice to read a Harold-gram while traveling.
Roger

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: 5/9/10

THE COMMITTEE.
Hal, Muriel, Pearl, Ray, Chester, Paul and the rest of the committee, thank you for an incredible reunion.
Loved seeing all of the classmates.
Hank took lots of pictures.
Now we are trying to figure out how to get them to you.

TRAVEL TIPs.
Vernon Wong, we have lots of experience regarding the agony of traveling long distances and over several
time zones.
So Hank and I have learned to break our trips up into several mini trips.
To cut down on the exhaustion from DC, Hank and I stayed in Los Angeles for two days.
June Yanazawa & Steve Kobayashi took us to dinner at Kitayama Restaurant.
We ate at the sushi bar.
It was the first time we had double toro.
Broke the mouth.
We toured Chinatown and ate dim sum at the Empress Pavillion.
It is huge and hard to find with no signs to the second story location.
We also went to J-town, there was a Japanese street festival with all kinds of activities.
We spent time at the Japanese American Memorial Museum.
Going back we did the same thing.
This time we toured Old Town San Diego and Balboa Park.
Going to Old Town is like going to Mexico but you don’t need a passport.
The world famous San Diego zoo is in Balboa park.
So is the Balboa Park Model Train Museum.
Hank goes on-line to search the visitors information for the area where we can stop over.

ROUND THE ISLAND TOUR.
Milton Napuunoa’S, the tour around the island was the bomb … both informative and hilarious.
Nappy told us all kinds of interesting things about global warming and the possibility that Matsuumoto Shave Ice
might be closing because the next generation doesn’t want to do all the hard work.
Hope it is not true.
Those jokes kept us entertained from 8 am to almost 5 pm.
Hank said that would be an incredible feat even for a stand up comic.

SNACKS ON THE BUS. Whose tangerines did we eat?
The whole bus got some.
Better than any we ever bought.
And, who bought the manapua and pepeiau (okole)?
These were so ono and big.
I wrapped up my leftovers and had a midnight snack at the hotel.
I had forgotten how generous our classmates are.

KUALOA RANCH TOURS. In addition, Nappy took us to Kualoa Ranch for the buffet lunch.
Because of Nappy we went back later to take a few tours that we would never have known about.
The Jungle Tour was fantastic.
We rode an old open Swiss 6 wheel military transporter.
It seats 3 couples.
We needed it because the trail is really rough.
The views of Chinaman’s hat and Kaneohe from this tour are AWESOME.
Then we took the Movies and Ranch tour.
We got inside a World War II bunker.
If any of the classmates haven’t done these, we highly recommend both.
If you live on Oahu and haven’t done this, betta go.
Don’t miss out.
We passed on the ATM tour but June’s daughter highly recommends it.
I think this is for the kids.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: 5/9/10

Hal, do not concern yourself.
I was a bit shy about being so open; in truth, it's all okay
Brenda

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----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 11:13 AM
Subject: RE: 5/9/10

Hal, thank you re-sending group pic….want to send copy w/names of classmates, to Naomi Kuramoto Stanton,
as she doesn’t use computer much and would prefer “hard copy”.
It appears that she will be at the LV reunion.
After the PCC reunion (which was a blast), I reflected on prior reunions, and realized there were quite a few
classmates missing….hope to see them at the LV reunion.
Brenda: I truly believe that you and Robert were destined to meet, but at a particular time in your lives when you
were both available to have a meaningful and lifetime relationship.
I wish you both plenty blessings and make the best of each and every day.
Seda and I will definitely be having our craft tables again at the LV reunion…..Oct. will be here before you know it.
Kiki will also have more entertainment planned, so again with the great minds we have on our committee
(and their hard work), we look forward to another fun event to culminate our 50th year.
Mahalo, Elsie T.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: 5/9/10

Don't know if this helps..
Pamela Kim Hamm
Gail Yamamoto Toma married to Thomas Toma of Toma Contractors.

I believe the two are in communication with each other.
Joe Chan of Pacific Jade House had Pamela's contact info.

Have not been in communiciation for years with them.
Did see Pinky at Joe's home a couple years ago for a dinner party he hosted.

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May 9, 2010

As Carol guessed, not much activity with posts... except for the few below... Mahalo.
I half anticipated this happening... either we would be flush with recollections of the reunion and everything
connected to it, or most of us would be kicking back remembering privately while trying to recover from
that whirlwind of events.
Hey Arline... another Liholiho alum... things are looking up.
Carol, maybe someone out there has email contact info for Pinky (Pamela) and Gail... I could also try to apply
my amateur 'sleuthing' abilities to find out... I had some rare success with contacting Gore, LaTraille and
a few others.
What would really help with tracking though is the married names of our female classmates... already know
the married names of our male classmates... most of them... so if anyone could provide that information for
female classmates not on the list at the top, it would certainly be appreciated.

Elsie, guessing that you got that email from someone else, not likely from me... in any case the group photo
by Jalna Amoy and the accompanying photo with the numbering IDs are on the Pbase website.

Vern, it didn't feel like it then, but trying to picture it now... yeah it must have been a pretty comical sight : )

Clarence, let us know how the butter cake turns out.

Got it Jean, have done the changes on the website... thanks for the update, helps in managing the Pbase
website... always wondered on the postage from Alaska... didn't think either that the prices charged would
have come even near covering that expense.

Couldn't resist a great story like that Brenda... like a newpaper editor trying to weigh sharing and personal...
but you're right, shouldn't be getting-posting stuff unless it's indicated as intended... or not.

Another classmate not seen ( by most ) since high school... posted pic and bio link:

http://www.pbase.com/image/124242755

Also do a search (google, etc.) on his name for much more... great stuff for someone who initially had trouble
speaking and understanding ( our ? ) English fully back then in high school.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Tom
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: 5/3/10

Aloha Hal,
I guess everyone must be busy since there's not been any posting for a few days...or am I missing it?
Anyway, just to let Arline Gokan know that I am also an alum of Liholiho Elementary and have some memories
of being in school there, but need to conjure more up.
Maybe you can jolt my memory.
Would also love to hear from some who are listed as receiving these emails like Bessie Shimabukuro and Pat
Kiyabu and hopefully others who are not listed like Pinky Kim and Gail Yamamoto, who I was able to get
together with many years ago.
Thanks again, Hal, for keeping this going.

Carol

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----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:32 AM
Subject: 2010 PCC Reunion

Hi, Hal…..could you re-send the “Class Group Photo IDs” …can’t locate email and that was such a great idea!

Thanks much, Elsie

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----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 4:30 AM
Subject: RE: Reunion and Pbase

Hal - Thanks much for the note.
I also regret us not sitting down for a chat, but I know how busy you were.
Actually it was kind of funny when Annie and walked in and found you crawling around underneath whatever
it was you were under.
You guys really did a spectacular job in planning and pulling off the reunion!
Can´t thank you and the committee enough for making our long distance trip very, very worthwhile, and for
the memorable evening.

Our stay in Hawaii was great.
The return flights were agony as you might imagine.
Now we´re both going thru acclimatizing again on this end.
Stupid weather is still cold (40s and 50s), hence, no more T-shirts and shorts.
I probably won´t make the Las Vegas reunion, but......there´s always a remote possibility.

Thanks again Hal, for everything.
Uncle Charlie

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----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: 5/3/10

Hal/Roy,

Thanks for the clarification on Wallace's recipe, Butter Cake.
I suspected it was baking powder but to be sure.

Clarence

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----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd & Jean (Nakamura) Worley
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Website visitor count

Hi Hal: So happy to hear that everyone enjoyed the reunion in Honolulu.
I will gladly take orders for the Las Vegas reunion.
Please delete the canvas bag.
The price of the t-shirt and t-shirt sweater will have to be $25 and the price of the sweatshirt and sweatshirt
sweater will have to be $30 because the postage ate up any "profit" for the committee.
So glad I'm not in the retail business.
I would be in the poor house now.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: 5/3/10

Aloha! Just want to say thank you to classmates for thoughtful and kind words regarding thefulfillment of a
lifetime of longing.
In retrospect, the 51 years were at times quite difficult, and there were occasions of searching for one another
and disappointments; yet, we find that time served us well, as our paths were parallel in the area of service
and healing, and the wisdom gained from life experience just adds to the joy of reconnection and appreciation
for what can be, not the sadness of what could have been.
We are grateful for beautiful children and grandchildren and the families that will continue to bless our lives as
we blend into a larger whole.
Our story would make a tearful and lovely book, film, etc.
However, just finally having the realization of a blessed and strong reconnection is quite enough.
Again, we are grateful for the love and support.
All of our lives can unfold perfectly, as we follow guidance, allow, trust and move with kindness and purity of
intention, I truly believe!

It was so much fun seeing so many wonderful faces, and rekindling feelings of friendship and respect.

Looking forward to Las Vegas in October!
Let's dress retro!
Anyone for saddle shoes, lettered sweaters, drapes, buckskin shoes, poodle skirts?
Wouldn't that be fun?!
We were cuter and more innocent than those wild "Grease" teens, that's for sure!
They dressed kinda sleazy, me thinks. Ha!
Love,
Brenda

P.S. Hal, you are a rascal! No more emails of a personal note to you! I know your heart is pure, though.

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May 3, 2010

Thanks Rita... glad your Dad is now receiving the emails and info... sorry Sonny(Francisco) for the third person
referencing... will do first person in future messages : )

Mahalo Carl, for forwarding Rita's/Sonny's message.

Eh, Arline... finally you got another Liholiho alum aboard... let's see if Marjie helps you out with elementary days
memories : )

Roy, you really can't blame yourself... it's an unavoidable circumstance that comes with age.

Re: the CD copies of photos of the recent reunion... there is a possibility that a DVD of the recent reunion may be
put together by some of the classmates, using contributions of picture-taking from various classmates... if that
actually does become a go... should know by the 5/20/10 meeting... I'll be holding off on my CD copies and
offering my photo contributions to that group... I also understand that, if it is a go, it may take several weeks
or so to do the DVD... will post more info as it becomes available.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Claire Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: website

HI Hal!
Thanks for replying..!
Dad does not have an email address.

Take care...

RC

Rita Claire S. Tambunting

From: Hal
To: CarlYasudaSr
Cc: Ron Higa; Pearl Mori; Barbara Hanoa; Muriel Masumura; Paul Texeira; Francisco Tambunting
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2010 8:02:46 AM
Subject: Re: website

All,

Obviously my reply (and possibly yours) to Sonny/Rita either hasn't gone through or the links on the email weren't seen.
With the greater likehood that my emails haven't gone through, would one of you pass on this email to Sonny/Rita ?
Better still is if all of you could do so, which may ensure our messages/replies being received.

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khs60lv02
KHS '60 reunion pictures website

Also if contact is established with Sonny/Rita, please request to have an email sent directly to me and have my
email address placed into their address book... this should help in enabling them to receive my emails in return.

Note: sending this to Paul Texeira as he told me a while ago of trying to unsuccessfully contact Sonny by cell phone...
apparently no reply to messages left on voice mail... Paul, try the email address to Rita (Sonny).

Harold Oshiro

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----- Original Message -----
From: CarlYasudaSr
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 10:36 PM
Subject: Fw: website

----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Claire Tambunting
To: Carl Yasuda ; Ron Higa ; Pearl Mori ; Bobbie Hanoa ; Muriel Masumura
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 3:47 PM
Subject: website

Hi friends!
do we have a website of our batch so I can browse it and know more about our batchmates whereabouts and events...
hope to catch up with friends....

Mahalo and Mabuhay,

Sonny
(Francisco Tambunting)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Gokan
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: 4/30/10

So great hearing about Brenda & Bob.........
What a lovely couple they make..........
Congratulations and many, many years of happiness & love.
Also, was wondering about my fellow Liholiho Elementary School alum, Margie Mau.
Hope that she can make the October reunion.
Would love to see her again.

Arline Hirahara Gokan

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Muriel Masumura ; Hal
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: Wally Nakaoka's recipe clarification

It's my fault.
It should read as baking powder.

Roy

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April 30, 2010

Roy, you may want to check with Chester to contact Wally since he's not connected to email... might be faster
than searching and deciphering notes.

Honolulu... small city in a small world, Clarence... Wallace Nakaoka's brother was my neighbor for over 15 years,
Pearl Chun's husband was a tech college classmate 45 years ago, Carole Masuda and Robert Matsuda were
calabash relatives of mine, through marriage, and Paul Texeira is my half-brother... well... shares part of
my very distant ancestry anyway... who knows what else exists within the backgrounds of our classmates...
small city, small world, big network... indeed.

Done, Jacqueline, and welcome aboard Marjorie... my reply to them below :

----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Marjorie Mau Partridge
Cc: Jacqueline Mau
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:52 PM

Marjorie, Jacqueline,

Below is the most recent email blog that was sent out... done anywhere from daily to a few days in between...
depending on the input from the classmates.
Note that there is really no 'registration' per se... simply a list of classmates receiving the 'memories' and any
communication and information of relevance via email.
Note also the links to the reunion pictures website in the email blog below.
Also, the format for the email is as shown... no email addresses showing, just names of classmates, all are emailed
through the 'Bcc' line... though no response or participation in the email blogs is expected or required, we do
encourage everyone to do so... any kine memories, relevant thoughts and comments you like write... go for it.

Mahalo,
Hal


Ditto that Carol(yn)... mo' better than even Korean drama ; )

Hal

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DISCLAIMER: This is not an 'official KHS '60 newsletter' but merely a voluntarily provided
vehicle to pass on information from the reunion committee, as an aside to the primary purpose
of providing a focal point for classmate 'memories' and communication. Please refer to the
Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion committee for definitive 'official' information.


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