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59 Years - Memories: December '19

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:

March 21, 2020 - KHS Foundation fundraiser dinner, KHS cafetorium, 4:30P to 8:30P

The year 2020 is just around the corner and our 60th reunions with it

* May 3, 2020, 10A to 1PM at Hale Ikena, Ft Shafter, Honolulu *

* Las Vegas - planned for early October or mid November in 2020 *

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

To assist the reunion committee with the choice of venue, it was suggested to do a survey of the classmates for their opinion.
The survey on the website below is volunteered and hosted through my account.

Note that this survey will be done anonymously and we won't know who will be taking part in the survey.
As such it's been requested that you take part in the survey only once to ensure it is as accurate as possible.
At the same time we would like as many as possible take part in the survey to ensure it represents the opinion of the majority.
Remember, the majority opinion will likely determine the choice of venue for the reunion committee.
So also remember, as they say in Hawaii, ' No vote... No grumble '. Mahalo !

DECEMBER 2019 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

December 25, 2019

Turning out to be a wet, wild, and very windy Christmas Day in Hawaii.

Re the LV venue survey: some, having already taking part in the survey, have indicated a desire for possible change of choices after seeing input from Brenda Ignacio and others.
Although we did note above on taking the survey only once we would of course welcome anyone to change choices after reading-hearing more information.
We do ask though that you indicate having already done the survey before and are now changing choices to again ensure accuracy as much as possible.
Mahalo !

Below a link to a very nice, touching article on our late classmate.

Keep safe everyone and have a wonderful holiday season.


Subject: Re: Merry Xmas
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2019 02:31:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Chester Otani

Merry Christmas to you, too, Pearl.

Also, Merry Christmas to the rest of the gang!!!

Mele Kalikimaka!!!

Aloha, Chesta.

Subject: Merry Xmas
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 15:34:45 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori

Subject: Bulldog Greetings for 2019
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 20:16:04 +0000
From: Clarence Fung

I thought Christmas Day in California would be clear but forecast is for wet rain and coolness.
This is not Hawaii, Green and Bright!
That's all right, we want to wish you and yours warmth, love, joy, peace and hope for the season and a Happy Prosperous New Year.


Clarence & Suellen

Subject: Re: 12/16/19 H-Gmail
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 18:17:32 -1000
From: Moana Tremaine Lui Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60

Hi Hal. Just heard that our famous MEL CABANG passed away today.

From: Pearl Mori
Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Mel
To: halinhi808

Yes my friend also told me on Facebook, so sad.
And it was posted on Facebook today as updating news

On Dec 21, 2019, at 5:09 PM, halinhi808 wrote:

Just heard from Brenda Ignacio.
Cabang just passed away, heart complications.
Will pass on if I hear any more.

Subject: Re: 12/16/19
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2019 04:48:35 +0000 (UTC)
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: hal-khs60

Damn more sad news.
The great Mel Cabang passed away today in Las Vegas.
So many fond memories of watching him perform his comedic magic at the Kalua Pit, Gold Coin, & downstairs at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza or anywhere else he would perform.
In fact he was Magician David Copperfield's favorite comedian.
Mahalo for sharing your one of a kind humor with us.

From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
Date: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: 12/16/19
To: Hal-KHS60
Cc: Brenda Ignacio

Happy Holidays to everyone!
May 2020 be healthy, wealthy and wise as the ole saying goes 🥰
Liked all your suggestions and info Brenda.
Will definitely discuss this at next meeting

From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
Date: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: 12/16/19
To: Hal-KHS60

Want to wish all the ‘60 Bulldogs & their Ohana a Mele Kalikimaka me Hauoli Makahiki Hou.
Be safe, cheerful & healthy always ️

December 16, 2019

Apologies for the late posting of the Thanksgiving wishes from classmates.
Spent the past few weeks away from my computer enjoying the holiday.
Hope you all had a great past few weeks too and thanks to Marjorie, Clint, Brenda, Norm, and Tim for their best wishes.

Having visited LV off and on since the 70s and with a daughter living there off and on for a stretch of well over the past decade I can say Brenda's assessments look pretty spot on.

Since posting the LV venue choice survey on Thanksgiving day I've noticed just 16 responses with one of those blank.
I won't post the content of the replies just yet so as not to influence future responses but will say they're pretty much what I expected.
Have and will pass on periodically the results of the survey to the reunion committee.
This voluntarily offered survey may not directly decide a venue for the reunion committee but hopefully will give them helpful guidance in doing so.
So for those who have yet to do so please give your opinion within the survey as we want guidance from more than just a handful.
Will have the survey up and available for as long as it is needed.

Mahalo and Aloha,

Subject: Re: 11/28/19 W-Yahoo
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:31:18 -0500
From: Marjorie Mau Partridge
To: Hal-KHS60

Hope everyone enjoyed their thanksgiving yesterday.
Aloha all

Subject: Re: 11/28/19
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:02:28 -1000
From: Clinton Chung
To: Hal-KHS



Subject: Re: 11/28/19
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:02:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: hal-khs60

Aloha, Hal and classmates,

Having now lived in Henderson, Nevada, for 3-1/2 years, Robert and I perhaps offer input from a different vantage point.
Hawaii visitors seem to feel most comfortable downtown and love the local foods served there, with close proximity to several venues.
There are many pluses based on the knowns and local touches.
We have two Hawaiian Air flight attendant children who stay at Sunset Station with HAL crew, and we live a very short distance from the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino and are regulars there.
I attend Hula and Ukulele Competitions at Sam’s Town, and our halau performs at the Orleans each Christmas.
The Silverton has an awesome Hawaiian buffet ($22) every Saturday, and our halau has its parties there.
We only go to the strip for shows.
Red Rock is great, as is GVR; however a bit upscale.
All things considered, congestion on the strip may be a concern, yet it IS exciting.
Sunset Station is comfortable, with theaters and a fun bowling alley.
There are many possibilities!
One thing, though, is that the cost of the buffet dinner last reunion was way too high, considering that we are accustomed to AMAZING buffets for $8 to $21 at upscale resorts.
Downtown has pretty much catered to Hawaii classmates.
If that feeling of comfort and expectations can be released, there is much excitement to be discovered.
Change is sometimes uncomfortable, yet rewarding.
We LOVE hearing island words or accents at GVR, and always have happy exchanges!
I recently told Robert, “ho, this machine is JUNK!”
A nearby player immediately chuckled and asked, “you from Hawaii?”
Please know we mean only to offer some random thoughts to be helpful.
Love and wishes for healthy and peaceful holidays for our Bulldogs!
Brenda and Robert
The (Ignacio) Gores

Date Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:15
From: Norman Taylor
To: Hal-KHS60

Thank you very much for the email updates!


Subject: Re: 11/28/19
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:35:47 -1000
From: Timothy Choy
To: Hal-KHS60

Happy Thanksgiving


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 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,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
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
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,
Phyliss Tanabe
Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,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
Seda Deguchi,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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