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58 Years - Memories: September '18

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 the classmates below, well...
that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :
( 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 hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to
reunite again.

Hal Oshiro

Upcoming events:

Let me know of any other upcoming event(s) involving our classmates

SEPTEMBER 2018 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

September 23, 2018

Below a link to photos of the luncheon get-together a few days ago, set up thanks to Gerri Barcenas.
It would be the last possible to be held at the Wailana Coffee House as it's slated to be permanently closed.

Here's the link to the photos provided by Chester Otani of their visit to Alaska and Jean.

I believe that's my bad Robert, shoulda informed Betty earlier of when Brenda would be dancing.
Woulda made it easier to spot her and coulda possibly get you all together.


Subject: Jean Nakamura Worley
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:44:05 -1000
To: Hal Oshiro

A few Kaimuki High School classmates were on an Alaska cruise.
Stopped by to see Jean Nakamura Worley in Skagway.
Don’t have a good photo of her.
She’s hiding behind Marge Miura’s shadow to keep out of the sun.

Subject: Re: 9/13/18 W-AOL
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:23:14 -0400
From: Robert T. Gore
To: Hal-KHS60

Aloha Hal:

We were sorry to hear we missed seeing Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend at Reno Aloha weekend.
Thanks for all you do!


September 13, 2018

Wishing Bing a speedy recovery Raynor, we will definitely keep her in our thoughts.
If any of you need contact info for Bing please email me or Raynor.

Great to hear from you Marjorie, passing on your Aloha greetings.

Well, folks in Hawaii dodged another destructive storm but those elsewhere may not be so fortunate.
Keep safe, those in harm's way on the E. Coast and also in S.E. Asia, especially the Philippines.


Subject: Re: Bing’s Information
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 04:41:02 -1000
From: Harold Oshiro
To: Raynor Tsuneyoshi

Thanks for keeping us informed Ray.
Your earlier email on her situation made me hesitant on replying until we knew more.
Although not great, good to know now her condition isn't as dire as we hoped it wouldn't be.
Will inform our class ohana via the next blog.

Subject: Fwd: Bing’s Information
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:02:47 -0700
From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
To: Hal-KHS60


Here is the contact and status info about Betty Ann from a close Washington DC friend.


---------- Forwarded message ----------------------------------------
From: Moon Tran
Date: Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 5:32 AM
Subject: Bing’s Information
To: Raynor Tsuneyoshi

Hi Ray,

It was good to talk to you yesterday.
Below is information that you can share with Bing’s high school friends.


Bing was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 5th.
Bing had fallen in her condo and was unable to get up on her own.
Upon admittance to the hospital, they discovered that Bing has a very bad case of shingles.
Bing is in a germ-free room - we must get gowned and masked up to see her.
Bing also had been complaining about pain in her back.
The doctor’s plan is to treat the shingles first.
Bing has been fitted for a back brace and the physical therapy will commence after the shingles has been resolved.
The physical therapy probably will take place in an in-patient rehabilitation facility that is part of the hospital campus.

Bing is uncomfortable because of the shingles but her vitals are otherwise fine except for a somewhat low sodium level.
So, the doctor has encouraged her to eat potato chips (really).
In a good sign - Bing is already complaining about the hospital food.

Get well cards and well wishes can be sent to her condo address.
She can take phone calls.
The condo address and phone numbers are provided below.
Bing does not have access to her email currently.

The best time to reach her is below or after meals when she is awake.
As can be expected, she is napping intermittently.


**** Cathedral Avenue NW #***E

Washington DC 20016

Cell Phone: 202.***.****

Bing Hospital Number (Direct Line): 202.537.****

Subject: Re: 9/8/18
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:37:07 -0700
From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
To: Hal-KHS60


Some worrisome tidings 're: Betty Ann Douglass.
She was found by her Washington DC friends lying on the floor of her home unable to get up, very weak.
Besides back problem, weakness, she has a very bad case of shingles.
She is in the hospital in isolation.
Very likely, she will remain there for weeks after which she may be transferred to a nursing facility.
I will provide contact and location info shortly.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.


Subject: Re: 9/8/18
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 22:30:19 -0400
From: Marjorie Mau Partridge
To: Hal-KHS60

Hi Hal how’s everything going.
I see you guys survived that hurricane.
I don’t know if this will get to you but tell my classmates Aloha

September 8, 2018

Roger is referring to a time when some of our classmates buried a time capsule somewhere on the KHS front campus.
This was nearly 60 years ago and we may probably never find that too.
I did check with the KHS librarian several years ago if any time capsule was ever found on the campus.
Her reply was - indeed, a metal container was found but it was badly rusted and the contents barely recognizable.
Sadly for us too that one of the documents found seemed to indicate this particular buried treasure was placed in the 80s.

Well Harriet (and Caroline and Betty), all the more incentive to attend one or more of the coming reunions to revitalize old friendships.

Again, though our 60th reunion in 2020 and 80th birthday reunion in 2022 seem far off, they'll be here before you know it.
As Pearl mentioned never too early to send in ideas and thoughts for those upcoming events.

Thanks for the insight Tim, if only the generations of today were too as aware and caring of those around them.
But with the current frame of things in this world your cynicism is well placed


Subject: This story sounds familiar
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 05:38:31 -1000
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Harold Oshiro

Subject: Harriet Higa
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:50:23 -1000
From: Caroline Andrade Gouveia
To: Hal Oshiro

Hi Hal,

Thank you for your continued work on keeping our KHS group in touch.
I want to give a shoutout to my friend from elementary school days, Harriet Higa!
So many memories, sending lots of Aloha to Harriet.
Btw, there are many elementary school classmates that continued on to Kaimuki Intermediate and Kaimuki High.
Best regards to all, we are now "oldies but goodies"!

Caroline Andrade

Subject: Re: 8/31/18
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:30:17 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60

Yes, Hal. Love hearing from all who reads the blog.
Hope our class mates on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island are ok.
Hope to plan the 2020 reunion soon.
Best wishes to all.
Stay safe.
Volunteers and ideas are always welcome.

Condolences to Dorothea's family.
I know our classmate Mae (her bestest friend) will miss her.

If you have moved please let us know of correct address.

Subject: RE: 8/31/18
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:29:27 +0000
From: Betty Violet Chung Hoon Townsend
To: Hal-KHS60

Aloha to Harriet Higa.
I believe we were in the same class at Palolo Elementary, classes at Kaimuki Intermediate also… not sure about Kaimuki High.
I remembered your family moved to Wahiawa… and you went to the Nazarene Church in Wahiawa?

Betty (Violet) Chung-Hoon Townsend

Subject: RE: 8/31/18
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:25:03 +0000
From: Betty Violet Chung Hoon Townsend
To: Hal-KHS60

Aloha, Robert,

We did make it to the Aloha Festival, however didn’t get there until after 11 am.
So sorry I missed her.
As we walked around, I looked around thinking maybe I’d see you…it has been a lot of years so I might not have recognized you if I did see you. 😊
It was a nice festival, expanded quite a bit.
We went the first year, didn’t go last year since I had a belated birthday party on the same weekend.
Hope you all enjoyed it.

Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

Subject: Re: 8/31/18
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:50:30 -1000
From: Timothy Choy
To: Hal-KHS60

You are too kind.

My late Aunty Stella who was like the broadway musical character Aunty Mame and I the nephew Patrick Denis opened the world to me in so many ways but one thing she always stressed was that we have to give back to society and that we can’t just take from society.

As I look back on my life I realize that at every stage there were individuals who took an interest in me and mentored me or helped me or guided me and whenever I ‘d ask how can I repay them for their kindness and generosity and help, all of them gave me the same answer which was ... Give back to society and help others.

Both my mother and Aunty Stella sacrificed a lot for me and I realized I could have squandered what they left me so I chose to establish endowments and awards in education and the arts in not only their honor but also several other individuals honor.
Hopefully individuals as a result will have help being educated or awarded for their talent and creativity that brings joy or stimulation to others.

It doesn’t take much to create endowments or awards and if more of us do this then so much good can be accomplished in our communities.

Hawaii Community Foundation is a great organization that helps individuals create donor funds to try to make a positive difference in areas that the donor wishes to support in the community.
HCF will see that the organization the donor wishes to support will use the money for what the donor wants done.

As I’ve aged my cynicism of many deserving non profits is that there are times when staff and administrations lose sight of the mission and community and use their time there as a stepping stone to go to another organization that pays more.
So they can misuse the funds under their control.
HCF insures that the funds are used as the donor intended.

If we all do a little to help a hell of a lot can be accomplished in making our community a better one.
We need an educated society and the arts helps to show the potential greatness of an individuals creativity that can enrich all of our lives

Enough if my babbling.

With much Aloha,


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 your classmate 'memories' and
Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion reunion committee
for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated March 18, 2017 ) .

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

Alfred Won,Allan Shimokawa,Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,
Amy Morioka, Amy Murakami,Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,
Arlene Yamagata, Arline Hirahara,Avis Gima
Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Bert Maedo,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio, Brenda Kadokawa
Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade, Carolyn Amoy,
Carolyn Chock,Carolyn Eugenio,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya,
Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clinton Chung
Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Doris Toyooka,Douglas Abe.
Douglas Yoshimura,Duane Aguiar
Earl Tokumura,Edward Ling,Edwin Matsui,Elaine Carias,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,
Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim, Ethel Aramaki
Faith Maeda,Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,
Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,Gary Yamamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas,Geraldine Perreira,Glenn Kaawalauaole
Harriet Higa,Hiroyasu Narita
Irene Rocha
James Mau, Jane Higa, Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jane Nishimura,Jeanette Sumida,
John Rodrigues, June Yanazawa
Karen Bertram,Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Matsuura,
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,Mollie Rivera,Muriel Masumura,Myron Kekaula
Naomi Kuramoto,Naomi Nelson,Nathan Chong,Nelson Masumune,Norman Ginoza
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,
Phyliss Tanabe
Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yasunaga,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
Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Ching,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto
Thomas Murata, Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui
Velma Kekipi,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara
Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki
Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei
Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

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