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50 Years - Memories: April '10

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 50th reunions are just around the corner.
Pearl Country Club - Aiea - April 17, 2010 - 5PM to 10PM
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)

Hal Oshiro

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 Shjimabukuro,
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,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,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


If you missed the cookbook submission deadline and have recipes, email them anyway, they'll be sent out in a supplement
May 20, tentative, for next reunion committee meeting
July 21, Unity House LV travel package balance due
October 2, California mini-reunion

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.


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



----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal' ; 'Roy Okano'
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:02 PM
Subject: RE: Wally Nakaoka's recipe clarification

Roy, Can you check the original recipe and get a clarification from Wally? Thanks.

From: Hal
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:31 AM
To: Roy Okano; Muriel Masumura
Subject: Wally Nakaoka's recipe clarification

Roy, Muriel,

Possible either of you could clarify Wally's recipe before I post the next email blog ?

Regardless, if need be, I can post corrections necessary for the cookbook whenever on the email blog.


----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: 4/26/10


Great job on the photo id.

We tried the first recipe from the Ohana cookbook, Raynor's Super Butter Mochi.
Took it to my Sunday morning adult class, afraid the haoles aren't used to eating exotics though one lady asked
if it was like the Chinese cake at the Chinese buffet [buffets are big thing here in South Bay, So. Cal, sometimes
referred to as being New York style Chinese buffets. Food is okay, eat all you can, just don't expect gourmand
level; think Chinese Todai.].
In an round-about way I answered yes.
One of the fellows had two pieces but no comments from the others.
Our family loved it though and finished the last piece tonight.
We started with this recipe since this was one of the first recipes and Bing had given it raves.
Thanks for sharing Raynor.

Would you pass this message to Wallace Nakaoka and ask for a little clarification on his Butter Cake whether it is
baking powder or baking soda since both are mentioned and only the baking powder is given in the ingredients.
By the way, we found lots of enjoyment just going through the cookbook and recipes and plan to try more recipes.
Wally's Butter Cake is next on my list, then we'll have to get around to all those other secret, family, or broke the
mouth recipes that Seda, Karen, Bing, Bobbie, et al highlighted as their "signature" dishes.
We'll have to pace ourselves to keep the weight gain off from all the butter this and butter that.

Re. Carol Chock (Tom) query/remarks concerning Alvin Ing.
Alvin responded to Suellen that he and Carol's sister, Thelma, were classmates from Roosevelt H.S. and U of H and
are very old friends.
Small world or Honolulu is a small city.

For Paul Texeira: painting, frame and box withstood being Delta "checked" baggage; no dings, cuts or other damages
on arrival.
I bubble wrapped and added cardboard corner cushions, taped it nicely and declared it as "Fragile".
Next, find some wall space to hang and enjoy it.

Aloha you all,

----- Original Message -----
From: Jacqueline Mau
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:52 PM
Subject: Class Reunion in Vegas

I just talked to Pearl Mori and she gave your email address.
I would like to register for my sister - Marjorie Mau Partridge.
She just missed the reunion on the 17th as she came home on the 21st for a family gathering.
She is on her way home and would be interested in attending the reunion in Las Vegas in October.
If you would please add her to your list, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for your assistance.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carol (Chock) Tom
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:26 PM
Subject: RE: Brenda & Robert

Aloha Hal
Roger is not the only naive too!
Reading Brenda's email was like reading a Readers Digest version of one of the most romantic tales ever!
What would be really great is for the two of you to write a book...which I'm sure would be a best-seller,
and Hollywood would surely pick it up...better than "Love Story" for sure!

I'm so happy for the two of you...May you live happily ever after!
Love, Carol

April 27, 2010

Pearl, it's become almost automatic for me to remove email addresses but I do appreciate... and do need...
the occasional reminder to do so or that I've done so... may seem paranoidal, but in this day and age...
also a good reminder... if there's anyone else wanting to contact another classmate, I'll be more than
happy to pass on a contact request using the same procedure.

Thanks Mae... I know and see everything... but sometimes late night and wee morning hours play devilish
tricks on the mind... hoh, good excuse yeah.

No charge for the CD Elsie... much like Carl, Jean and the others, just want to help spread the memories...
would appreciate help with distribution though... perhaps sending a CD or two to one person within a
common area for that person to copy/send out to others within that area... would help immensely... will
continue putting together pics from myself and Chester Otani ( honestly didn't have time to take as many
pictures myself as I would have wanted to ) onto the CD... will let you all know as soon as it's ready.

Bob, Brenda... that picture on the website is one I copied from one of several newsletters that Chester so
generously offered to loan me for copying... a lot of the others are from Jean Nakamura who loaned me
her collection of around three years of newsletters... sent all the way from Alaska !

Roger, I was thinking the same thing about Pamela... Pam, where's home ?... Canada, Florida or Hawaii ?
Sounds like a best of three worlds type of thing : )
To be honest, I also just had an inkling of Bob and Brenda's story through the years... bits and pieces...
naive... yeah, that's it.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Louie
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

Hi Harold,

Thanks for taking precautions before passing on my e-mail.

Pearl C. Louie

----- Original Message -----
From: Mae Nakanishi Matsushige
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 3:01 PM
Subject: ID photo


Class group photo IDs.
49. Carolyn Watanabe 50. Carol Kunishige.
Carolyn Watanabe's daughter is married to my nephew.


----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: 4/26/10

Hi, Hal….I’m still trying to catch up reading my emails.
Whenever I open my mail and see one from you, I skip to yours first….always so interesting.
As Pearl mentioned, if you are putting all your pics on CD, I would certainly want to buy one.
Pearl: I’m planning to work on your order as soon as mother-in-law leaves this coming Monday.
Hope you’re enjoying your new grandson… I envy you!
Was so nice to see Mel Asai for the first time in 50 yrs.
His looks haven’t changed much…and he’s still a bachelor!!!
Hello to Gary Tsukamoto who I missed talking to.
Only saw him when we were all leaving.
Well, anyway we still have the Oct reunion to look forward to.
Aloha all, Elsie T.

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gore
To: Chester Otani ; Brenda Ignacio
Cc: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: 3-5-59 pg 1 photo - Hal photos at

This is it. Thanks for your diligence! You are the best.

Chester Otani

Brenda & Robert:

I think I found the photo you are looking for.
Hal has it on his blog.
Click on the link below and check to see if it's the one you want.

If it is, I have the original newsletter, in pink and black.
When you have time, you can email me to make arrangements to borrow it.
Just remember, that I travel a lot, and may be out of town, at times.
Aloha, Chesta.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: Today


I think that Jalna's was talking about Shirley, not Seda.
The location of the caption made it misleading.
Jalna's blog was the first time I heard about the Brenda/Robert story.
I guess that I'm dumb and naive (emphasis on naive) because I thought that it was a great coincidence
that Robert called while we had a Kincaid's get together.
Never wondered why Robert would call a such a time nor how he had Brenda's phone number.
I wonder why Pamela calls Canada home.
She spends five months in Florida and a month and a half in Hawaii.
Must be nice.
You and Paul have hair.
That's an Uchinanchu characteristic.


----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Townsend
To: Harold Oshiro
Cc: Pearl Chun Louie
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

Thank you, Hal,for forwarding Pearl's email address.
I will definitely be getting in touch with her.
I understand completely your procedure for doing this sort of thing.
No worries on my part. :)
Thank you for making yourself available as time permits to allow the classmates to be in touch with each other.
You do an awesome job!!


Betty (Violet) Chung-Hoon Townsend

From: hal
To: Betty Townsend
CC: Pearl Chun Louie
Subject: Fw: Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:15:36 -1000

As I've told other requestors... sorry for the anal procedure,
but I do want to ensure both parties are open to direct communication...
never like be the one for make trouble.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Chun Louie
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

Hi Harold,

Please send my e-mail to Betty Chung-Hoon.
I would like to get up-dated with her.

Pearl C. Louie

From: Hal
To: Pearl Chun Louie
Sent: Mon, April 26, 2010 6:04:50 AM
Subject: Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

Hi Pearl,

I generally don't pass on email addresses unless specifically asked... and usually with only the requestor's email sent...
leaving the recipient to respond... or not... I usually won't acknowledge having passed on this type of message...
only that I would see what I could do.


----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: Chester Otani
Cc: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 6:48 AM

Dear Chesta and Hal ....

You guys are the best!!

Thanks so much for the effort on both your parts.
The picture that we are looking for is the one where we are standing and it "appears" that we are holding hands ....
he is on the far left, and I am next to him.
It could have been in a newsletter or something, and perhaps not in the annuals themselves.
I know that Chesta has it in his folder.
We want to make a collage of the photos at a photography special shop and then frame it.

Love in abundance,

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Townsend
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 5:22 AM
Subject: RE: 4/26/10

Hi Hal,

I received a CD of the photos Jalna took at the reunion.
There's a lot more on the CD than what she posted on her blog.
I enjoyed so much looking at them and trying to figure out who was who.
On some I could see the name tags, on others I couldn't.
I'll be doing a post on my blog with some of the pictures.
Irene and I are getting together on Wednesday for lunch and looking forward to hear her stories of the reunion.

I wondered if you would want to pass along my email address to Pearl Chun Louie.
I'd love to catch up with her, that's if she is interested. :)

It was Shirley Tamashiro that recognized Jalna from a wedding that Jalna photographed.
Shirley is the auntie of either the bride or groom, I don't remember.

Betty (Violet) Chung-Hoon Townsend

April 26, 2010

Actually, Seda, that's what I saw on Jalna's blog... but I remember Shirley Tamashiro mentioning remembering
Jalna doing pictures at a wedding.

Pamela, Las Vegas is on the way to Florida... sort of... we'll see if Gerri or someone can work out a mini reunion
for you come January - February.

Pearl, Carolyn, working on it... whenever a spare moment comes up... will let you know.

Kincaid's mini reunion pics posted :
Also, banquet class group shot IDs picture has been posted.
Let me know on any corrections.


----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Pratz
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: 4/23/10

I did just fine at the craft fair, I sold half my inventory and almost all of my sister-in-laws purses.
Most of all, we had fun participating in the KHS reunion first craft sale.
My friend Alvin Ing is a person that seems to know everyone, he reminds me of Eddie Hayashi.
Everywhere we go, Alvin and Eddie knows someone or someone comes up and say hello to them, its uncanny!
Hal, I was not the person who saw Jalna at a wedding, sorry.
But wanted to extend thanks to her for taking great pictures at the reunion.
It was a pleasureto meet her.
I leave tomorrow to go back home with sweet memories of the KHS 50 reunion.
Aloha, Seda

----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:30 AM
Subject: RE: 4/23/10

Thank you so much Hal, for keeping us all informed through your blog.
It sure makes life simple with just one click and you get everybody's emails to you.

October is very busy for us as we prepare to leave Marmora (Ontario, Canada) for our five month stay in Florida
so I don't think I'll see you all in Vegas.
But I will be in Hawaii around Jan. 15 - end of Feb. so I hope to see some of you then.
Thanks again.

Pam Machida Halford

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Chun Louie
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: 4/23/10

Hi Harold,

Kiki and I would like to get the CD when you have time to make it - both of us will have to be patient.
Yes! I was amazed to hear that you and Hiram had some tech classes about 45 years ago.

Pearl Louie

April 23, 2010

Carol, Seda, Clarence, et al. ( one day I have to meet this et al. person Gerri and others refer to )... is it where the
older one becomes, the smaller the world becomes too... or just seems that way.

Nice to know you're back home safe Elsie... and that you enjoyed the reunion.
Wanted to wait until they brought it up or someone else did... really happy also for Bob and Brenda... when she
mentioned once having a 'crush' on a senior 'haole' cheerleader, played detective even harder to try and find
contact info for the guy I thought fit the bill... no, wasn't trying to play cupid... may be the right size but 'chubby
pink cherub' doesn't quite describe me... never knew it would develop into this... hey, you can't even write stuff
like that... just felt it imperative that those classmates who had / have fond memories of each other join in the
email blog... if I was one of those able to have a small part in enabling contact with Bob, then it seems it was
more than worth the effort.

Great that you enjoyed yourselves Clarence... and I still say you look pretty much the same.

Gerri, I noticed Paul is able to wear shorts without inspiring disparaging comment, so no similarity there... maybe
Miki can enlighten us on where Paul and I are similar... uhh, that didn't come out right... moving on to the craft fair.
The craft fair sure turned out far, far better than I, in my poor pessimistic foresight, had anticipated... they really
didn't need any heavy 'pre-exposure' on the blog and website as I had thought... the 'products' sold themselves.
I still enjoyed helping out the little I could though... great job, craft fair people.
Echoing Gerri... any such communication or announcements between and for classmates is welcome here.

Thanks for the message Lynne... although I won't post powerpoint slideshows, movies, pictures, etc. because of their
length and/or size ( I'd have over a 100 classmates upset at me at the large email, not to mention the ISPs ), I did
manage to find a website with that slideshow on it... I've attached that URL to your message... Mahalo.

Carol ! Guess your temporarily back to Caroline after the reunion... noticed everyone calling you that... well... that's
how we remembered you as, much like Carolyn Chock and Betty Ann (somehow rolls off easier than just Betty) Ing.
Ahh yes... fine wine in ageless crystal... glad nobody equated me to mature beer in a paper cup.

Betty(Violet)... sorry, with two Betty's (even though one is a Bing) needed to differentiate... no problem with 'grabbing'
the pictures from the Pbase website... yes, Jalna did mention Paul, wife, father-in-law, cousin or something like that...
believe that classmate who saw Jalna was Seda Deguchi Pratz (see Mae, other than with Paul, I do see and know
- almost - everything : )

Hi Pearl... got the emails that Jalna had gotten in touch with you... hope it works out... I can do a CD for you and Kiki
but it may take a while as I work on this blog, the Pbase website and a lot of other things... will let you know as soon
as I can find the time... just figured it out... I had tech school classes with your husband Hiram about 45 years ago !


----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Chock Tom
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: 4/21/10

To Seda and Clarence:

Here's to making the world a little smaller:
When I read about your connections with Alvin Ing, I had to ask my sister if this might be the same A.I. that
she's friends with.
Yep, they were in the music dept. at UH Manoa way back when (she's 10 yrs older than me) and have been
friends ever since.
Recently she & her husband spent time with him and others while he was home due to his mother's illness.
Anyway, isn't this a small world?

----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:04 PM
Subject: RE: 4/21/10

Hi, Hal and all you wonderful classmates!
Returned to LV on Mon. and brought my mother-in-law back w/me to stay for 2 weeks. (after staying w/her in
Hon. for l week).
Opened my emails and honestly, I was so overwhelmed (79), that I just shut it down…..had no energy to even
read one.
Sorry, just need now to thank the entire reunion committee and helpers for the great job in organizing this 50th
It was so much fun and met quite a few classmates who attended for the first time in 50 years.
Goes to show that the reunion blog really kept everyone informed and wanting to attend this all-important event.
Congratulations to Brenda and Robert……destined to be together.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish only the best for you and happiness always.
Thank you all so much for purchasing some of my jewelry and your kind words of support.
I look forward to seeing you all again in Oct.
Love, Elsie

----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: 4/21/10

Just want to add my vote of thanks to that of Pearl's to all of the committee members and their spouses and friends
that helped bring the reunion together, accommodating all the requests, questions, logistics and meetings needed
to put on this very happy affair.
Of course, we shouldn't neglect Pearl herself, Nappy, and you Hal for your collective efforts to make the reunion
a success.
Too bad a few classmates couldn't attend or had to cancel because of conflicts.

I'm not a cook, but have read the various recipes with interest and an opportunity to try them for taste
(if I can get Suellen to prepare them.)
Thanks for sharing.

Both Seda and Suellen separately shared their stories with Sue's cousin Alvin and they all had a good chuckle.
We made it back to LA and the weather was much cooler than Honolulu (low 51 deg F).
Well all places are compromise; Ain't life grand?

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Clarence and Suellen Fung

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 4/21/10

Harold etal, Harold you are so serious at times you are also too funny, so now you are incredulous that you found
an "unknown Okinawan", cute Paul Texeira, that's right, Paul is Okinawan like you so now what, now you know
every Okinawan in our 1960 class, right!
I thought everyone knew this about Paul at school.
Paul can you show us where the Okinawan part of you shows up, we and Harold all want to know.
It always is so special to have an event to visit with our dear classmates and gratitude goes to the great Reunion
committee for their hard work putting this reunion event together.
Everyone seemed to be smiling all night.
The craft fair was fun, kudos to Elsie Tanaka Ayers beautifully crafted bracelets, Seda Deguchi Pratz's exquisite obi
purses perfect for cell phones and the artistic Manny Mattos's Hawaiian items was a special touch.
We are delighted that Virginia Kakazu Tully made the silent bid for Side Street Inn that she will use for her family,
Wonder who bid for Betty Ing Douglas's gorgeous kimono, I would have loved to bid for it, but no wall room at my
house, what a treasure.
Can anyone tell me what the large silver spatula like wooden handle item in the gift sack with all the goodies is
used for?
Sheila, no one has to wait for another 5 years after all we are all getting up there, you can always get together for
an independent breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner etc. gathering later in the year, next year, whatever, if classmates
visiting or celebrating an occasion.
Just place it on Harold's 60's Bulldog wireless blog to see who can get together, you never know who wants to chew
the fat, so no shame here.
Kincaid's Sunday for Cocktails was listed with Harold's Blog and also announced twice by Paul Texeira and there was
a nice turnout at KIncaid's Sunday evening visiting with Chesta Otani, Myron Kekaula, Betty & Hank Ing-Douglas,
Seda & Ron Pratz, Carolyn and Hal Amoy Overholtzer, Arline & Noel Hirahara Gokan, Marjorie Morimoto,
Robert and Charlene Matsuda, June and Steve Yanazawa Kobayashi, hope I didn't miss anyone.

Thank goodness for the name tags to identify our pals, Jack missed seeing Betty Ing, after the party I told Jack that
Betty only passed by us about 3 times, so funny, it was a ball trying to figure out who was who and talking to as
much people as we ran into.
Was tied up and late for Sandy's luncheon at Maunalani Hospital, great bunch of people there talking and laughing,
again fun to see see Sandy and our classmates, yummy sushi, desserts etc.
Thanks to Wally Nakaoka for his delicous home Kapahulu grown bok choy, nothing like home grown.
Fondest alohas and mahalo to our dear classmates KHS60

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynne Zane Sugiyama
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:53 PM
Subject: Fw: Beautiful message of life


This is a beautiful message.
Please share with our dear friends and classmates.

Thanks, Lynne.

----- Original Message -----
From: Caroline M Gouveia
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:18 AM
Subject: Mahalo to everyone!

Aloha Kakou!

Sending my warmest Aloha to you, the KHS Class of '60!
It was a privilege to gather with all of you this past Saturday to celebrate our 50th Class reunion;
the time together was much too short.
It was a step back in time and seeing so many familiar, yet different, faces made me wonder how
each of us has spent the past 50 years of our lives.
Just imagine the interesting stories to be told!
Like fine wine (or whiskey, if you prefer), we have all matured and reached a point in our lives that
is now to be savored and enjoyed!
A hui hou kakou...
Until we meet again,
Caroline Andrade Gouveia

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Townsend
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:39 AM
Subject: RE: 4/21/10

Hi, Hal!

Yes, Jalna and I have not met in person.
We have become great pals through our blogs.
I am not sure how I found her blog, it has been a couple of years, I think.
I do know that she is a sweet person, very generous too.
Words can not express how grateful I am to her that she would take time to take pictures of the reunion for me.
She is a Kaimuki High grad, '71 I think, and she lives and breathes photography.
She'd rather be taking pictures than working her day job, I believe. :)
She is sending me a CD of the pictures she took and I can hardly wait.
I've looked at the pictures on her blog and the ones you posted several times already. :))
I will probably grab some of your pictures too to post on my blog, if that's ok.
I have a few posts on my blog about the reunion.
Although I didn't get to actually graduate with all of you, I still feel a part of Kaimuki High's Class of '60.

Jalna has a picture of Pearl Chun Louie and her husband.
I haven't seen Pearl since our high school days.
Right after I had my daughter, she sent me a baby quilt as a gift.
Then we lost contact.
I was so surprised to see the picture of her. :)

And did Jalna tell you that Paul Texeira's wife is her father-in-law's cousin?
Small world!!
There was one of our classmates there that saw Jalna at a relative's wedding taking pictures and recognized her.

I also had a nice conversation with Karen Iha Monday evening and she shared a lot about the reunion with me.
It was good to hear her voice, we've been friends since 7th grade.
Irene Rocha will be home sometime today and we will be getting together in the next few days to hear her stories.
We live close to each other and get together as often as we can for lunch.

I hope, Hal, you will keep up the email so we all can check in once in awhile.

Mahalo for all you do!!!

Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pearl Louie
Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM
To: Hal Oshiro

Hi Harold,

It was great to see former high school classmates that we haven't seen ever since our graduation in 1960.
I was surprised to hear that you and my husband Hiram went to technical school together - sure is a small world.

I was wondering how i can get in touch with the girl that was taking pictures.
She was the friend of Betty Chung Hoon Townsend - want to get a CD if it's possible.
If you took any pictures I wouldn't mind getting copies of them.
Carolyn Amoy Overholtzer also wants to get the above, too.

Many Thanks,
Pearl Chun Louie

April 21, 2010

I remember you being in Hawaii earlier this year Pam... too bad you couldn't make it back... there's
still Las Vegas this October !

Meant to ask you Seda, about how your purse sales did... since you got a late start on the website...
as Elsie Tanaka said 'Seda needs to get her *** moving', or something like that : D... glad it went well.

Glad you enjoyed yourself Sheila... 5 years is a long time... we'll be 72 - 73 years old in 5 years...
but then again, how did 50 years go by so quickly.

Mahalo again Jalna... by the way, I 'borrowed' one of your pics... the group shot : )
Read in your blogsite that you and Betty(Violet) haven't actually met in person... just blog pals... and
you're doing this for her ?
That is really special... Betty(Violet) when you do finally meet Jalna, I can tell you she is truly a sweet
great gal.

Didn't mean to confuse you Mae... was going to say 'I know and see everything', but Pearl had your
message within an email she sent me... and yes I did know it was Matsushige but missed that on
Pearl's email... always try to proof for spelling ( I STILL GET YOUR BACK MANNY ! ), improper or
sensitive content, mis-information, edit out email addresses, etc. but I'll miss a few now and then...
ehhh, pushing 70 already.

Great story on Clarence, Seda... but how come you nevah recognize him... except for the gray, he looks
almost exactly the same.

Lynne, not only was that buggah Nappy fun to listen to but the guy is a fountain of information about
Oahu... some stuff I never knew before... I'll let Pearl or Gerri relay this to Nappy.

OK, first remembrance of the past week of the reunion... forgive me, those who have already heard this,
but I want to pass it on... went to meet Betty Ann Ing and her husband Hank last Thursday to get her
kimono donation that she so generously provided... tried to locate them at the hotel and restaurant
but kept missing them... passing by this gentleman on the sidewalk carrying a briefcase I thought, uhh
is this Hank ? (never met him before)... tall enough... naahh... too local looking... managed to get up to
their hotel room and ring the doorbell and... same gentleman ! Hope he takes this as a compliment : )
Jumping ahead to the banquet... Elsie Tanaka Ayers comes rushing down the aisle pointing her finger at
me (what did I do now ?)... she tells me 'did you know Paul Texeira is part Okinawan ?'... she had gone
up to get her gift or prize and thanked him in Japanese... he gave his 'you're welcome' in Japanese...
surprised, she turned and asked Miki, Paul's wife, who informed her... later at the mini reunion at the
Maunalani Rehab Center I mentioned this to Betty Ann... 'oh I knew about it'... mentioned it to Gerri...
'oh yeah, I knew that way back then'... so, 55 years I know this buggah already, and only now I find out
that part of him is just like me... no, don't want to know which 'part'... I'm always the last to find out.


----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:58 AM
Subject: RE: 4/20/10

What a great job you all did to make the reunion such a success!!!
I'm so jealous that I couldn't be there too but you just had it at the wrong time!!! ha ha ha
I'm usually in Hawaii in January/February and only got back to Canada on April 1 to get my taxes done!!!
Maybe another time.
It was great to be able to see all the pictures of everyone enjoying themselves so much.
Some I could recognize right away and some I would have never known were my classmates!!!

Much aloha,
Pam Machida Halford

----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Deguchi Pratz
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:03 PM
Subject: Thanking everyone who bought my "Obi purses"

Thank you to all who purchased an "Obi purse" from me.
I truly appreciate your support.
Mahalo Seda

The below posted on the Pbase website guest comment section :

20-Apr-2010 20:09



----- Original Message -----
From: Jalna Amoy
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Nearly forgot to send this separately to you, Mahalo again


It was so nice meeting you and your classmates.
Please don't hesitate if you are ever in need of my photography services.
I'm really cheap - FREE!!

jalna ( representing Betty Violet Chung-Hoon Townsend )

----- Original Message -----
From: Mae Nakanishi Matsushige
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:18 PM
Subject: Name

Don't know how my email got to your blog but last name is Matsushige.
It was a really great reunion.
Thank you for keeping us connected through your blog.
Appreciate all that you do.
Take care,

----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Deguchi Pratz
To: Harold Oshiro ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:50 AM
Subject: Great time!

Dear Carl and Hal,

I would like to thank you two and all of the reunion committee for a very successful 50th class reunion.
Elsie and I really appreciate all of the help all of you gave us.
Your generous spirits made this reunion a memorable one.
Just can't believe that the reunion has come and gone.
It was great to see old friends and catch up with their lives.
The committee met many times to plan the reunion, the golf tournament, bus tour and actual reunion
dinner went so smoothly and I for one had a great time.
At the end of the evening Clarence Fung, was sent by his wife to gather autographs in the cook book.
As we sat there catching up, he told me that he just came back from Singapore.
I replied, Singapore, we went to Singapore a few years ago to see our close friends, who are actors,
in a play there.
He said, let me guess their names.
I said I know you can't possibly guess!
He said, Alvin Ing and Takayo Fischer.
Yes, that's it!
Alvin Ing, it turns out is his wife's cousin.
I actually met, Clarence and Sue Ellen years ago at Alvin's, but did not recognize Clarence to be
my classmate.
What a small world!
What great fun we all had.
Thanks again, Seda

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynne Sugiyama
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: Had a great time!

Hi Hal,

Thanks for sharing all those great pixs of this past weekend!
It was so enjoyable and heartwarming to see so many of our classmates.
Our classmates look so good ... I think we all aged pretty well, don't you agree!

Friday's tour around the island was so much fun.
I think Nappy outdid himself.
Some of us on Saturday evening, were hoping to present him with cans of SPAM after learning how much
he loves "spam & rice".
Please share this with him.

KUDOS to the Pearl Mori and everyone on the committee who worked so hard to make our "50th" reunion
a big success!

It was fun seeing, talking and getting "reacquainted" with old friends.

Big MAHALO to all of you.

Aloha, Lynne Zane Sugiyama

April 20, 2010

Carol, recognized you instantly when I first walked in... how about that !
Yes, Carol and Betty(Violet), we need to hear more comment and of memories of this reunion from the others.
No wait for LV to re-hash the memories... I'll be posting mine in the coming days... let us hear yours.

As always, I can pass on contact info if needed... such as Jane Mock Pang's.

Photos from the 4/19 mini reunion at Maunalani Nursing and Rehab Center are posted on the Pbase website.
And more photos on Jalna's blogsite... great job Jalna, Mahalo !


----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Chock Tom
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: 4/19/10

Aloha Hal,
It was good to finally see you in person after all these years...and all the emails!
Thank you again for doing such a great job with keeping us posted on all the "doings."

I can't begin to thank all of you on the planning committee for all the blood, sweat and tears (were there any?)
you put into the fantastic time we shared together on Saturday night.
Words are inadequate...just know that it was very much appreciated, and I hope to be able to help with any
future happenings.
Everything was wonderfully planned and executed.

It was such a fun time, full of joy to meet up with friends from 50 years ago...
I'm sorry that I didn't get to meet everyone.
And I know I'm forgiven for having to sometimes look at name tags before recognizing people!
I know there's more to say, and will do so when my senior mind remembers it all!

Thank you, Pearl for getting me safely to PCC, and Jane Mock & family for giving me a ride home.
I've been floating around since then!

God bless you all with good health, good friends, good family times and fun!


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Rita Claire Tambunting
Cc: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: resending..Hi! from Sonny Tambunting

Hey, Sonny:

Sorry, no response sent.
So much to do with class reunion planning.
We had a great time at the class reunion this past Saturday 4/17/10 and bus tour by Milton Napuunoa
on Friday 4/16/10 and the golfing on Thurs 4/15/10.
I believe there was a small gathering on Sunday 4/18 for talk story at Kincaid's.
And a small mini reunion by some of our classmates to visit Sandy Ishimoto Yamada on 4/19/10 at the
Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Only plans for October are the luncheon at Main Street Sports Club on 10/10/10 at 11:30am (Price not set yet)
and slot tournament on 10/9/10 7pm ($20 deposit needed now for each person attending)
There will be a mini California reunion on 10/02/10 coordination being done by Jane Mock Pang.
If you're interested, email Jane ( let me know if you need her email address - Hal )

More information will be forthcoming. Watch for the bulletins or email me

ALOHA! Pearl Shimooka Mori

From: Mae Nakanishi Matsushima
Sent: 04/19/2010 11:02 AM
To: Pearl Mori
Subject: Thank you


Wow, it was such a great reunion.
Thank you and your committee for all your time and effort.
Really appreciate you.
Take care.
Rest now until you start working for the reunion in October.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: 4/19/10

Reminder: Next meeting set for 5/20/10 6pm UNITY HOUSE.
Travel balance due to UNITY HOUSE 7/21/10

To all of you who have continously helped with planning these reunion events. MAHALO PLENTY.
It took alot of us to pull these events together - A lot of time and hard work went into the planning.
I am proud to work with all you dedicated classmates:









What made it even better??
All the classmates and guests who attended.
You also made it a success.

Thank you for the many money contributions and prize donations.
The silent auction was a hit.
Cookbook sales exceeded what we had on hand.
Sales for jewelry, medallions, patches, decals, t-shirts also went well.
The bus tour was awesome.

I think I know more classmates now then when I was in school (haI ha!)



----- Original Message -----
From: Jalna Amoy
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 email blog

Not sure if you saw it yet or not, but my blog post on the reunion is up.

I will be posting more pictures later today.
I really had a blast at the reunion.
You guys are great!!

jalna ( representing Betty Violet Chun-Hoon Townsend )

-----Original Message-----
From: Hal
To: Jalna Amoy
Sent: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 3:14 am
Subject: KHS '60 email blog

Hi Jalna,

Thought you might want to see what the KHS '60 classmates receive from time to time.
Have a link to your blog on this particular email below... Mahalo !

Hal Oshiro

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Townsend
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 5:01 AM
Subject: RE: 4/19/10

Aloha, Hal

I got an email from Jalna late Saturday night.
She said "your classmates are a blast".
I am looking forward to seeing the pictures she took.
I wanted her to especially meet Karen Iha Chung and Irene Rocha Elson and she said she did.
She also mentioned you said to say "hi".
You all were in my thoughts over the weekend and I even fixed Spam for dinner Saturday night,
thinking about home.
I'm hoping other classmates will share their thoughts on the reunion.
I'm going to go look at the pictures you've posted too.


Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

April 19, 2010

It's been a busy, busy weekend for everyone... but a fun-filled eventful one... golf outings, bus tours,
mini-reunions, brunches, luncheons, craft fair, dinner banquets and who-knows-what-else.
I'm exhausted but with a smile on my face... don't know how the reunion committee members... with
all the planning, set-up, follow-up, etc... do it.

Some of the pictures taken at these events have been posted on the Pbase website... look for the
'Hon April 2010 Reunion' link on the page.

Let us hear your own story and experience of these events during this past week / weekend... I have
a few of my own I'll pass on in the next few email blog postings.

Representing Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend (who couldn't make it) at the banquet was her
friend Jalna Amoy... she did photos of the classmates for Betty and she was kind enough to give
me her card with info on her blog where she posted the photos (note that I won't normally post a
link to another blog or website unless it's relevant to KHS or the classmates) :

Reminder below from Chester Otani of the mini-reunion at Mauanalani Rehab Center today.


The below re-posted as requested:

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 6:01 AM
Subject: Mini Class Reunion for our classmate Sandra Ishimoto


Can you post this on your blog?

Mahalo, Chester

> Sandra Ishimoto Yamada (Sandy) won't be able to join us for our class reunion on April 17th.
> I thought it would be nice to have a mini class reunion for Sandy.
> Primarily, this is to encourage our classmates from the other islands and the mainland, who
> know Sandy, to join us.
> Those of you who live on Oahu, but have not had the chance to visit with Sandy are also
> encouraged to attend.
> The mini class reunion will be held on Monday, April 19th at the Maunalani Nursing and
> Rehabilitation Center at 5113 Maunalani Circle, Phone Number (808) 732-0771.
> It will be a luncheon scheduled for 12:30 PM.
> Bring your own bento and drinks.
> If you come, park in the parking lot in the back.
> It is closer to the building that Sandy is staying in.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sheldon David
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: 4/15/10

Hi Everyone,
As you probably know there's alot of opportunties on the internet.
I have alot of software that I own and I need some help to put it together.
I even have a blog but I'm not sure it's proper to advertise so on the safe side I won't.
What I looking for is someone to show me how to do somethings like wordpress.
So I'm not asking a programmer or designer nothing complicated.
Can be a highschool,college student, retired person or anyone you know, just a few hours 2-4 a week.
Iam willing to talk about how much the person want to be paid.
cell 256-**** call almost any time :>)or leave message.
I be at Pearl Country Club this Saturday.
Thank you, Sheldon David

April 16, 2010

Another get-up and stretch early day if you're headed out to Ala Moana park for the bus tour.

Tomorrow is the big day... 50th reunion banquet at Pearl Country Club... registration at 5PM

Thanks for the great golf report Takush... sounds like some fun times.


----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Takushi
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:54 PM
Subject: Reunion golf tournament

Hi Hal and classmates,

We just had a fine day at Waikele Golf Club, enjoying the fine weather and most of all the companionship
of all the classmates who took the time off to play in our 50th class reunion golf tournament.
We all thanked Ron Higa for going all out to set up this event.
We had 24 participants and I'm sure everyone there enjoyed themselves.
Also a special thank you went out to our classmates who generously donated prizes to be awarded to any
participant that qualified in a blind drawing contest.
A great big THANK YOU to Nelson Masamune, Gary Tsukamoto and Carl Yasuda.
Also Carl was the official photographer taking both candid and group pictures.
We also had couple classmates who came all the way from the mainland to join us.
They were Seda and her husband Ron and Karen Morisawa.
Of course had to mention Richard Shintaku, he ran the skins game.
The winners all went home with some extra cash in their pockets.
Of course we had to have a overall winner, and guess what classmates, it wasn't one of us.
It turned out to be a guess who also won our other tournament..
Sorry, Karen, I had to put this message in because it is your sister who did it again.
You know, Gary and I had the pleasure of playing with you and your sister Joann.
So we decided if you invite her again, she has to play from the men's tees.
Nah, only joking.
But you other golfer beware of this woman, she can play this game!
I know every golfer who attended this event is looking forward to the one that is going to be held in Las Vegas.
I know this tournament is going to be even bigger and more lucrative..
So for all who will going to Vegas have your 'A' game ready, if not just bring along your game with a lot of bells
and whistles..
You know " RINGERS" and a bag of "SAND"..
Enough said, see you all at Pearl Country Club..


April 15, 2010

Today is the golfing classmates' big day... most of them already waking up, as I write this, to start working out
the stiffness and the rust... ahh seniors.

Tomorrow is the 'round-the-island' bus tour day... found out that at least a handful or more of expatriates will
be on board... maybe nearly a total of 40 classmates-guests... should be a blast.


----- Original Message -----
From: Francine Kaneshige
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: 4/13/10

Thank you for that link. It is hilarious.
Is that what we have to look forward to? It's bad enough I can't lose weight.

I'm looking forward to seeing you. Wasn't able to make the last reunion, so missed seeing you.

Francine (Song) Kaneshige

----- Original Message -----
From: Sheldon David
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: 4/13/10

Yes, I am bringing one guest Gloria Pauline.

Thank you, Sheldon David

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Digmon Barcenas
To: hal ; Brenda Ignacio
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: 4/13/10

Harold, Brenda, etal, Brenda, you're having no voice is indeed a Greek tragedy for a sweet Portuguese girl (teasing)
I'm sure that you will be in top shape in no time and what great luck and timing to find the old KHS annuals.
Also happy belated birthday coincidentally, mine was on Monday.
Keep strong and see you on Sat.
Manny, the surfboard intrigues me, can't wait to see your work of art.

Harold, Good idea for anyone who wants to continue partying after 10pm, most places close at 11pm, any suggestions.
There aren't many places open beyond 11pm.
The only bar/lounge that I can think of in the area is Chez Monique (4am) next to Tony Roma's or Anna Miller's (coffee etc).
Zippy's on Kam Hwy. & Vinyard are 24hours restaurants, McDonald's Keeaumoku closes at 1am.
Big City Diner till 12am, Kincaids at 12am, Side St. Inn closes at 2am, Wailana in Waikiki is good 24hours & Mai Tai Bar
above Ala Moana SC to 1am to name a few and it probably depends what the different bedtimes are for some.
The Zippy's on Vineyard is great for crowds to sit and have coffee, snacks etc as well as Wailana and Side St. Inn.
Perhaps Zippy's on Vineyard is conveniently centralized for most and nicely "laid back for us golden seniors, shall we opt
for Vineyard's Zippys for now.
Easy to get to going Hawaii Kai direction on freeway take Vineyard cutoff stay on Vineyard until you reach Zippys on the
right at Maunakea St. before Nuuanu Avenue.Or Zippy's on Kam Hwy or Anna Millers.
How about it.
Roger, you are a perfect rep for us at the Mckinley session, keep us posted about seeing long lost old friends. Gerri

----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:45 AM
Subject: Classmates

Hal - I visited Diamond Head cemetary yesterday.
After paying respects to my family members, I found the sites for Wayne Okada and Penny Toguchi Tanaka.
Wayne's grave was handsomely kept with flowers and a uncapped bottle of Heineken, plus a flower "vase"
made from a cabernet sauvignon bottle.
Thus, I would assume, he's resting contentedly.
Penny's was nicely decorated with sprays of fresh (Easter?) flowers.
Her neighbors are Tanakas and Toguchis, so I'm sure she's also content.
I surely miss the two, and was very happy and grateful to have said my farewells in person.
Thanks for the help you gave me.

Uncle Charlie

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Cc: Sheldon David
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Pay at door

It's ok to pay at the door.
Betty & Vernon, I know they are coming and will pay at the door.
I didn't know Sheldon was coming - he too can pay at the door.
Will advise Carl so he can make name tag.
Do you know if Sheldon is bringing a guest, today is absolute deadline for head count.

Pearl B. Mori

From: Hal
04/13/2010 09:30 PM
To: "Pearl Mori"
cc: Sheldon David
Subject: Pay at door


Am I correct if I'm telling Sheldon (and also Betty Ann Ing) that you mentioned it would be OK to pay at the door...
I remember you OK'g that for Vernon Wong... let us know if it's otherwise.


----- Original Message -----
From: Sheldon David
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: 4/13/10

Can I pay it when I come at the Pearl Country Club AUG. 17
Thank you, Sheldon David

----- Original Message -----
From: elwood lim
To: hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:48 AM
Subject: RE: Elwood's confirmation

thanks hal. hope to see you at the reunion. elwood

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Elwood Lim
Cc: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Elwood's confirmation

Names are listed on roster to attend. Just check in at the reception table when you walk in.

Pearl B. Mori

From: "Hal"
04/13/2010 06:00 AM
To: Elwood Lim, Pearl Mori
SubjectElwood's confirmation

Pearl, Elwood

Sorry, just noticed Elwood's messages (of 4/13) below, on the Pbase website.
Pearl, could you let Elwood know on his status ?


elwood 13-Apr-2010 04:34
how do i confirm my seats at the april 17 reunoun?
mahalo plenty

elwood ys lim 13-Apr-2010 01:57
am i confirmed to attend. elwood ys lim; class of 1960. someone please let me know

April 13, 2010

Hey Gerri and others, is anyone planning on anything immediately after the banquet... being that we are
supposed to wind things up around 10PM... just wondering, since there will be some open time for a
few of the classmates before the pumpkin hour... coffee ? cocktails ? " just chew the fat in the cars at
some parking lot like the old days 50 years ago " ? : )

Brenda, I hope you'll be OK by Saturday to be at the banquet... wouldn't be the same without you
after all your postings here... great story on the yearbooks and the b'day cheer... both from the
whodda thunk category.

Disappointed you won't be on the bus tour, Manny... was looking forward to you and Rosalind reenacting
your first ever meeting on a bus.

There you go Roger, you can represent Kaimuki and Jane can represent Mckinley... solved... next.


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri
To: hal ; Chester ; Slug ; Arline ; Brenda
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: 4/12/10

Harold, etal,, any type of the Surfers music will do, appreciate any of their music.
Wow, mahalo Chesta, you are fantastic.
Tell us more.
On Chesta's friend's email, I do recognize some of my friends.
What funnnnnnnnnn, Roosevelt was also a great school and so fantastic on their participation,
wonder how long it took to gather everyone and I am sure that their attendance will only get larger
as the word gets out.
Besides our special KHS 60 evening reunions, at our age, suggest that we also have more mini gatherings
yearly at different venues for coffee, lunch or dinner when any of our classmates since we enjoy
"just chatting with each other" so much.
Kincaid's is always good, however, it could be Zippy's McDonalds, Side St. Inn or even something on the
Mainland or elsewhere in the world as well as island community events or tours etal, an intimate small
group or large group, no matter, the importance is to get together for simply "good fun time".
Also we know that there are talented classmates who can enlighten us on exhibits, interesting subjects etc.
Give the call to action fellow 60's Bulldogs to keep our special group going to keep in touch.

----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: 4/12/10

Although I still can't speak with any volume or range, I have been reading and appreciating all the
excitement of this upcoming reunion.
Manny, I am not ignoring your calls,'s just that I can't converse very well yet, especially over the phone
(no volume and no range) and when a Portuguese girl can't speak, ....well, that's tragic. ;-) and shocking.

Thanks Gerri for your kind wishes and offer.
I am moving today!!
I have help, thanks, but still must take it easy.
You have got to get the title Miss Congeniality or something, always doing good.

Couple of happy news bits.
My younger son David is very, very lucky at thrift and antique stores.
He just has a knack at finding treasures.
He and my older son Barclay, who came in from L.A. to make sure mom was alive and well,
took me antique shopping the other day, and can you believe that David found 1959 and 1960 Kaimuki
HS yearbooks!?
My mom had thrown them out, and it's been such a sad thing for me.
Right before the reunion, I get two of them back!
How's that?!
And one of them is even signed by me for an underclassman.
As if that wasn't enough, they took me to dinner for my BD Friday night at Tokoname's here in Kailua,
and in walk a group called "Soulutions" who don't know any oldies, but learned "Earth Angel"
just for the occasion and sang it to me.
I cried, of course.
The restaurant patrols clapped and cheered, loving it.

Here is a link I offer with a big smile and huge gratitude:

Love, Brenda

----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 7:14 AM
Subject: RE: 4/12/10

Aloha everone, manny here.
Sorry that I have'nt been in contact with you all, was very busy the last three weeks with Tsunami Education
during the month of April and Merry Monarch.
Let Brenda know, I will bring the Hawaiian war Weapon for display on Sat, along with some others.
Must call Pearl, she tried to contact me last week.
Hope she is not sitting next to her phone for the last week waiting for my call.
Sorry I can't be on the bus tour, the last time I was on a bus, I met my wife.
Can't let that happen again.
Hope to see all of you at the reunion.
Gerri, talking about surfer songs, I will be making a old Hawaiian surf board from a redwood slab that was given
to my foundation.
It will be 14' long and made at Moanalua Gardens sometime this summer
Stay and think young, Manny

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 6:40 AM
Subject: For your info


Notes from the McKinley reunion.
The McKinley Class of 60 has been contacted about the combined reunion, but is looking for a representative to
attend a meeting.
So, I can only conclude that they have been contacted, but are not yet active participants in the event.


April 12, 2010

Muriel, you just did ; )

Gerri ! That's so generous of you... and Jack too, of course : )
Did you mean 'old surfing type Hawaiian music' or 'The Surfers' Hawaiian type music... guessing the
latter... anybody ?


----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: Silent Auction

Harold, let Gerri know to bring the card with her to the banquet.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:45 PM
Subject: Silent Auction

Harold, etal, please pass on to whoever is listing the silent auction to add from Jack and Gerri Digmon
a gift card for $100.00 Side Street Inn for the auction or door prize or whatever.(no expiration date).
I will bring it on Sat. or whatever is desired.
Mahalo, Gerri BD

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 3:24 PM
Subject: Old Music

Harold, I have been meaning to ask if any of our classmates have access to old "Surfers Hawaiian Music"
of the 50's, 60's" if so please contact me.
Mahalo, Gerri BD

April 12, 2010

Chester Otani received the email below from a friend, a RHS '60 grad... thought it'd be interesting to see what the
other class of 1960 schools are doing for their 50th... and some of you may even recognize some of the names...
terrific that they had a luncheon with some of their former teachers... do we know if our teachers are still alive,
much less where they are and how to contact them if we wanted to... especially note the RHS grad's reference
to the "Combined Reunion Celebration"... something to ponder.


----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 12:29 PM
Subject: Roosevelt High School, Class of 60, E-Newsletter

Date: April 6, 2010 5:08:28 PM HST
To: "Chester Otani"
Subject: Fw: RE: RHS E-Newsletter

Check out the bottom of the page "Combined Reunion Celebration".

Good Morning, Everyone...!!! April 6, 2010

Our Reunion Dinner/Meeting was held last night @ Zippy’s-Makiki...classmates visiting for the first time were:
Margaret Wright Oshiro and her sister, Ann Warmoth [’57 Roosevelt ], Myrna Lowe Ramsey, and Norma Chang Lee...
We welcome you...!!!

Our Rough Rider Regulars were: Beverly Ouchi Winber, Arlene Lum, Carolyn Balanay, Delleen Chung Meyer,
Eleanor Lum Young, Faith Kuroiwa Kaneshiro, Joyce Mizuno McCauley, June Abe Motokawa, Gail Urasaki Layco,
Linda Ohta Shimamoto, Pua Chong Good, Ruth Thom Hirai, Sandra Lederer Amorine, Sandra Sunada Olsen,
Ruby Takamura Saito, Jane Izuno Shigeta, Dot Wendt Mercado, Lynda Char Iwanaga, Aaron Lee, Bert Yoshioka,
Franklin Chun, Patrick Sonoda, Steve Chamberlain, Robin Bond, Mike Broderick, Ed & Vicky Short, Mike & Gwen Wong,
Kaydi Fukunaga and Sam & Linda Camp.

RHS TEACHERS’ LUNCHEON: Thank you, Linda Ohta Shimamoto, for organizing this luncheon on March 13th at the
Maple Garden...and thank you Bev [Rodney]Chai, Ruby Takamura Saito and Mike Wong for e-mailing pictures of the luncheon.
A photo is “attached” was a wonderful reunion and the six teachers who attended were most appreciative...!!!

ADOPT-A-CLASSMATE PROJECT: Thank you,...Myrna Lowe Ramsey, Connie Beekman Itagaki, Judy Ouchi Halvorson
[Portland, Oregon], June Abe Motokawa, Norma Chang Lee, Ronald Smith [St. Paul, MN], Michael Wong, Sandra Lederer Amorine,
Pua Chong Good, Linda Ohta Shimamoto, Beverly Ouchi Winber, Eileen Iwanuma Ewald [Arlington, VA], Patrick Sonoda,
Joyce Mizuno McCauley, Bert Yoshioka, Eleanor Lum Young and Ruby Takamura Saito...for volunteering to print and snail-mail our
RHS E-Newsletters to 160 of our classmates who are not internet-connected...!!!

We have received...responses of gratitude!...3 e-mail addresses! & address corrections!...additions to our Search & Rescue list:
Jewell Ahuna Reyes and Janice Imata Blair...and a telephone conversation with Peter Brostek who has cancelled his e-mail address
and is returning to be a self-described “dinosaur”... !!! Once again, thank you, dear anonymou$ classmate donor...!!!

RHS REUNION SHIRTS: An order form is “attached” for those who would like to order RHS shirts for our Las Vegas or Honolulu reunions.
We thank you Delleen for bringing so many shirts for us to purchase...greatly appreciated...!!! You may contact Delleen Chung Meyer for
a more detailed illustration of the shirts

50th REUNION YEARBOOKS: Please, please, please submit your bios Ruth Thom Hirai at for another form or for help
in formatting or submitting your bio.

RHS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP LUAU: Linda Ohta Shimamoto has e-mailed registration forms to classmates who have signed up for the
luau in August...a registration form will be “attached” with next month’s RHS Linda

TOUR OF CEMETERIES: Franklin Chun has contacted Nanette Napoleon for a 2-hour tour of the Oahu Cemetery, the Royal Mausoleum,
Nuuanu Memorial Cemetery and Honolulu Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, October 2, 2010 ....a mix of the historical, modern, traditional
and ethnic. A fee of $200 for Nanette will be divided among those who attend. Please contact Franklin Chun if you are interested !!!
Frank Chun, Pua Chong Good, Ruth Thom Hirai, Arlene Lum, Ed & Vicky Short and Mike & Gwen Wong have signed up.......

RHS GIFTING PROJECT: The class of 1960 commemorative mural construction is well under way for “Looking Back, Moving Forward”.
Hundreds of tile pieces have been created, fired and displayed at our March 1, 2010 “G-102 Open House”...a project coordinated by Jackie
Mile-Lau, be completed by the end of May. Ed Short shared a sample of tiles and color samples...beautiful...!!! Mahalo for your
continued support! You may contact Jean Izuno Otake for additional information.... Donations may be made payable to RHS’60

DINNER AT THE MAPLE GARDEN: Sarah Okamoto Yamaguchi [Lomita, CA] is home to attend her husband’s, Eric, McKinley 50th
Reunion Celebration.
Please join us for a Chinese buffet dinner [$17 per person] on Friday, April 9th @ 5:30 in welcoming our Las Vegas Banquet Coordinator...
please RSVP...!!!

RHS ’60 HULA MAIDENS: We will resume rehearsals on Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. at the RHS gymnasium/Senior preparation for
our Las Vegas debut...!!!
We dine @ noon before practice...!!! Please RSVP in the event of a cancellation or change of location...!!!

BOWLING @ AIEA BOWL: We continue to “practice” and dine every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month...except for the Las Vegas
Reunion week...where we will be competing in the Grand Bowling Tournament @ the Sunset Station Hotel-Casino on Thursday, May 13th....
We are the Alley Cats [aka The Gutter Rats] our red RHS shirts...!!!

THANK YOUs: Donations of door prizes....!!! And, most important...your attendance, support and encouragement...!!!

COMBINED REUNION CELEBRATION: The date of the combined 50th Reunion Celebration is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday,
December 15th at the St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse...stay tuned...!!!

REUNION DINNER/MEETING: Our next meeting is scheduled for May 3rd...the first Monday of each month for Zippy’s-Makiki
@ 5:30 p.m....then it’s on to Las Vegas the following week...Hooray...!!! Blessings.

April 9, 2010

Hi Dolly... if you haven't seen it already, click on the links on the pbase links on this email and have a look at
the website... past reunion pictures and archives of this email blog are there.

Gerri, sorry to hear about Winona... checked and found that it was about a month ago.
Will leave your 4/18 Kincaid's reminder above till then.

Bing, this is a good reminder for auction donations from others... please provide the approximate retail value,
if you know it and haven't already.
And yes, buzz and excitement... the Big 50th reunion is just a week away... hard to believe, after several
months of looking over the shoulders of the reunion committee classmates.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Carl Yasuda, Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 11:07 AM
Subject: Fw: KHS REUNION

Carl: Dolly Afalava Chang (KITTY CHANG)
Hal: see new email address

Pearl B. Mori

----- Forwarded by Pearl Mori on 04/08/2010 10:54 AM -----
dolly chang
04/07/2010 07:40 PM
ToPearl B. Mori

Hi Pearl, my guest name is Kitty Chang, see you there, sorry for the delay.

From: "Pearl B. Mori
To: Dolly Afalava Chang
Sent: Wed, April 7, 2010 12:14:14 PM

Got your response yesterday.
Glad you're attending.
Doing name tags.
May I have your guest name?

Pearl Shimooka Mori

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: 4/3/10

Harold, just heard from Arline Gokan that one of our dear classmates, Winona Aikala very recently passed away.
Winona was a pretty girl very sweet quiet girl who lived near Arline in Kapahulu.
Winona will be missed, our prayers, deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to her family.

On Sunday, April 18, at Kincaids hope that some of our visiting classmates will be able to stop by to say hello.

Gerri BD

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: Kimono

I have no idea.

From: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 12:58 PM
To: Bradshaw, Betty I.
Subject: Kimono

Hi Bing,

Any idea on a rough cost for the kimono ?
The committee / Muriel would like to label all the donated items with an estimated retail cost.

Don't know about you people on that side, but I can sense the buzz and excitement building
on this side of the pond for the 17th.
See you and Hank then.


April 7, 2010

Some reminders I've been asked to pass along after dropping in on last night's committee meeting :

The 4/16 bus tour starts promptly at 8AM, all are requested to arrive and be ready to leave by then...
the earlier your arrival the better... meet at Ala Moana park, on the Diamond Head side of Magic
Island parking lot next to the water's edge... there'll be a grey bus which should have an identifying
sign on it, probably KHS 1960 or something similar... OK to bring small cooler and snack, no alcohol...
tour should be back at Ala Moana by 5:00 - 5:30 PM.

Those who have purchased cookbooks can pick them up at the 4/17 banquet... those not in attendance
will have the cookbooks sent out with the additional cost for mailing... additional cookbook purchase
orders can be accepted for a likely second printing later.

Assistance with setting-up is appreciated if arriving before 5:00PM... earliest arrival time allowed for
setting-up is 3:30PM... your hard-working reunion committe will be there by then.

Banquet and registration starts promptly at 5:00PM... cocktail/grab-bag mixer until dinner hour


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 3:19 PM
Subject: Kincaid's Sunday, April 18. anytime after 3pm

Aloha Harold, etal, dear friends.
Yooo hoooo, for those classmates and friends who will still have the stamina after the big Saturday night to
continue talking story on Sunday evening the 18th, we will be getting together to "talk more story time"
for another impromptu gathering at Kincaids at the Ewa end of the Ward Warehouse Shopping Center at
the corner of Ward and Ala Moana Blvd. (lots of free parking) across from the old Fisherman's Wharf for a
great time to just chat.
I just returned from a trip and hope this will reach all who can join us.
Everyone is warmly welcome to straggle in after 3pm (happy hour) on to imbibe, pick on pupus or just sit
there to talk.
We are such a great bunch of friends.
See you there if you can visit.
Aloha a nui loa. Gerri BD

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: 4/5/10

Sorry, Hal should be $5 wrapped grab bag.

Pearl B. Mori

April 5, 2010

Great to hear from you Francisco / Sonny... hope it's OK to add you to the email recipient list via
Rita or directly... this email blog has been passing on reunion info from the committee besides
input of memories from, and communication with, classmates... the links above will go to some
pictures of the past reunions and archives of the previous email blogs... your 'invitation to visit
the Phillipines' below is being emailed to the classmates listed above, hope you get a good
response or at least a 'howzit'.

Pearl, not sure on the 'correction'... have it noted as 'around $5 value' (3/29 email)... unless you
mean 'gift' not 'grab'... let me know, I'll correct as/if needed.

See you in LV, Mike... will post pictures of the 4/17 reunion when I can.

Thanks Chester... info on the mini-reunion with Sandy posted below... will leave a reminder above.


----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 8:26 PM
Subject: Fw: Hi! from Sonny Tambunting

----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Claire Tambunting
To: Carl Yasuda ; Ron Higa ; Pearl Mori ; Bobbie Hanoa ; Muriel Masumura
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 6:30 PM
Subject: Hi! from Sonny Tambunting

Hi! This is your classmate, Francisco "Sonny" Tambunting from the Philippines.
I cannot join you on your April events as my eldest son is running for re-election as Vice-Mayor for
the city of Paranaque.

I will be in Las Vegas on October 10 as I will be a principal sponsor in a wedding.
Can you please give me a schedule of events before October 10 as I and my wife would like to join
your group on this momentous event.

May I also, at this time, ask for your assistance...
Would you please inform all of our classmates to visit the Philippines anytime end week of November
to first week of December.

What do we have to offer?
1. Shop til you drop at half the price..
2. Tourist spots - second to none..
3. Casinos galore
4. Golf at exclusive high end golf clubs...

Come and join me while we are still alive and kicking!

Maraming salamat po!

PS... once i know how many are interested, i will look for an inexpensive "business man's" hotel...


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: 4/3/10

Correction: should be $5 gift bag

Pearl B. Mori

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Tang
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: 4/3/10

To all my fellow classmates, Happy Easter!
It's been great reading this blog and visualizing whats been happening in your lives these past years.
I can't make the reunion but wish all of you a great time.
I hope to see you in LV.

Mike Tang

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 6:01 AM
Subject: Mini Class Reunion for our classmate Sandra Ishimoto


Can you post this on your blog?

Mahalo, Chester

> Sandra Ishimoto Yamada (Sandy) won't be able to join us for our class reunion on April 17th.
> I thought it would be nice to have a mini class reunion for Sandy.
> Primarily, this is to encourage our classmates from the other islands and the mainland, who
> know Sandy, to join us.
> Those of you who live on Oahu, but have not had the chance to visit with Sandy are also
> encouraged to attend.
> The mini class reunion will be held on Monday, April 19th at the Maunalani Nursing and
> Rehabilitation Center at 5113 Maunalani Circle, Phone Number (808) 732-0771.
> It will be a luncheon scheduled for 12:30 PM.
> Bring your own bento and drinks.
> If you come, park in the parking lot in the back.
> It is closer to the building that Sandy is staying in.

April 3, 2010

Got it Muriel.

REMINDER: no credit cards accepted for silent auction, craft fair and likely for anything else too...
bring check or cash.

Anyone out there with a projector to loan or know of a good and reasonable place to rent one, let us know.

Even dropping by and 'listening in' at meetings, I didn't realize how involved all of the classmates below are
with the reunion planning and setup... good stuff.

Pearl, will post your 'Unity House only' LV tour package message in the REMINDER section above.

Hey Bing, great memories... it was exactly a year ago from today that we met up with you for lunch... Terri
has been sending us pictures of in and around the District... just as beautiful as when we were there.
Guess I can speak for the committee in thanking you for the kimono donation... I can bring the bamboo pole.


----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
Cc: 'Paul Texeira' ; 'Barbara Hanoa' ; Pearl Mori
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: Silent auction

Hal, Please insert reminder.

Karen checked with Pearl Country and they don’t have that projector that we can hook up to the computer.
Do you know if we can rent or borrow one from someone?

Paul/Frances, we’ll probably set up around an hour prior to the banquet.
If I need help transporting items, I’ll bring them to our next meeting.
Also, Pearl Country doesn’t have any easel to display the painting, so we setup one table next to a wall and
lean the paintings on the wall.

From: Frances Mise Shinjo
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 7:28 AM
To: Muriel
Subject: RE: Silent auction

Might be good idea for Hal to remind people coming to banquet to bring their checkbooks (or cash) since we are not
accepting credit cards for silent auction.

From: Muriel Masumura
To: Paul Texeira
CC: Pearl Mori, Barbara Hanoa, Frances Shinjo
Subject: RE: Silent auction
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:59:53 -1000

Will you help set up the display, put out the bid sheets, etc. on banquet night?
I’m planning to be there about 1 to 1 ½ hours early.
Also, if I have too many bulky items, I may have to ask you to help transport the items there by giving you some of the
items at the next committee meeting.


From: Paul Texeira
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:23 AM
To: Muriel Masumura
Subject: Re: Silent auction

An easel would be fine.

----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'FRANCES SHINJO' ; Paul Texeira
Cc: 'Pearl Mori ; Barbara Hanoa
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 7:19 AM
Subject: RE: Silent auction

Sorry about the bid sheet.
Will ask Marj to help you.

Pearl/Bobbie, Have we rescheduled the meeting yet?

Paul, Will you need an easel to display your painting?
We need to let Karen/Clinton know if we will need easels to display several pieces of artwork.

From: Frances Mise Shinjo
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:32 AM
To: Muriel Masumura, Paul Texeira
Cc: Pearl Mori, Barbara Hanoa
Subject: RE: Silent auction

Couldn't open the excel bid sheet, but that's okay.
Anyway, no problem, glad to be of some use.
Yes, Marj can assist me, if she wants; always, two heads are better than one.
Will be looking out for new reunion meeting date.

From: Muriel Masumura
To: Frances Shinjo, Paul Texeira
CC: Pearl Mori, Barbara Hanoa
Subject: RE: Silent auction
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 09:08:02 -1000

We had another meeting scheduled for April 8, but we’re changing it to sometime earlier in the week.
Will let you know when it’s rescheduled.

Also, regarding the auction, we’re having several different closing times for the items and announcing the winning bidder.
Collect the last amount (cash or check) on the bid sheet and give the item to the winner.
The items will be displayed on the tables at the inside entrance of the banquet room.
Shall I ask Marj to help you?

I am attaching a sample of the bid sheet for your information.

Thanks for consenting to help.

From: Frances Mise Shinjo
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 10:27 AM
To: Muriel
Subject: Silent auction

Sorry, I wasn't able to make the reunion meeting last night, but I still want to help with the money collection at the banquet
silent auction.
Let me know the details. Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Cc: Barabara Hanoa
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: 4/2/10

Deadline for travel package with Unity House has expired.
No land accommodations are available - we had to release hold on rooms
However, Unity House will accept travel package only if going on their package.
This offer expires on 04/15/10
If unable to pay by that date due to circumstances, a verbal commitment is needed, with payment to follow.
Not too many rooms are available, so it is on a first come first served basis.

Pearl B. Mori

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: 4/2/10

Hal, today the Cherry Blossoms are at peak bloom.
The weather is perfect and walking under the trees is like being in clouds of pink and white.
Since your visit was at this time, the Cherry Blossoms remind me of having soft shelled crab lunch with you,
Fran, and Terri.

Hank and I plan to have a picnic lunch this Saturday with friends.
We’ll buy sushi.

June: I know you gave me all this stuff for Christmas so that I could make my own sushi.
I love them but my fall slowed me down and I have not had time to practice making them.
I am looking forward (I think) to making my own sushi this coming year.

But for this year, we will wrap the bought sushi in my batchan’s purple furoshiki, put down tatami mats in
the park next to the Potomac River and enjoy.
I brought the furoshiki and tatami mats with me from Hawaii.
They are still in good shape because we use them only once a year at this time every year.
Then we clean them, hang the furoshiki to dry in my basement and hang the tatami mats to dry in the sun,
and store them for next year.

On Sunday, we will have a few friends over for Easter supper.
I plan to serve deviled eggs, Easter ham, baked sweet potatoes, vegetables that we can only get in the spring
(fiddle head ferns with crab-stuffed morels, a fresh wild sorrel and new radish salad, stir fried young leeks
with bacon bits), and cupcakes for dessert.

On Monday is the White House Easter Egg Roll.
The following provides information on this event.
It is a lot of fun for the children.
We also are given a wooden easter egg that is signed by the president and the first lady.
The Obama eggs look just like the ones pictured at the website.


----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
Cc: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: Reunion Medallion

Hello Elsie,

The medallions are priced by the committee and will not change unless they decide otherwise, and can
be bought/picked up at the reunion.
It is the bezel that some of gals have expressed interest in and I'm trying to help out with and does not
involve the committee.
The guys apparently aren't big on wearing jewelry around their neck but they have ordered many of the
medallions and all of the orders for bezels are from the gals.
I think you are right about the sales during the night of the reunion and I expect the sales of the medallion
will more than break even for the committee.

The committee (most members) will be at PCC by 3:30 pm for decorating and anything else.
This is the earliest we are allowed in but some of us will try to get in earlier or at least be there earlier.
I don't know about table cloths for the craft tables but will check with Karen or Muriel at our Tuesday meeting
and get back to you.
I will get with Hal on your reminder or notice for cash or checks for craft items.
Hope I have covered all of your questions so far.
Thanks for you order.
We are almost there.


----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: Carl Yasuda
Cc: Kathy Ching ; Karen Morisawa ; Mae Matsushige ; Seda Pratz ; Vivian Hayashi
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 5:27 AM
Subject: Reunion Medallion

Hi, Carl….first, let me thank you for sending “Friday at the Pentagon”.
I will certainly share that one with friends and family.

Secondly, I would like to order a medallion (if not too late).
I think a lot of sales will be made nite of the reunion, but I didn’t know that presale orders would make for a better price for
these medallions.
I think the girls in our bunch would do the same if they knew and are willing to help.

Carl, how early can we be there to set up tables for the craft fair?
And, will the tablecloths be provided for the craft tables?

Should I contact Hal to post reminder that we (Seda and I) are not set up to accept credit cards, so bring the “kala” or checks.
Thanks always, Elsie

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Betty Ing
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 7:36 AM
Subject: RE: 4/2/10


Please let whoever needs to know, that I have a vintage kimono and undergarment to donate to the silent auction.
The kimono is red.
I couldn’t find the obi.
A bamboo pole (the kind that is used in rolling up a new rug) would do nicely to display it.
I can’t easily bring the pole so I hope the committee can borrow one.
Whatever you get for it is donated to the Class of 60 fund.


April 2, 2010

No mark-ups... that's very generous of you Carl... I'm sure it's costing you not only in time but with incidentals.
Between you and Jean and some of the others the classmates can be grateful for the opportunity to obtain such great
memorabilia of our reunion at really good value.


----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Undisclosed-Recipient
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 6:11 PM
Subject: Bezel and Chain


With a few more orders, I can get a price of $27 each for the gold filled rope bezel as shown on Hal's catalog.
A matching 20" 3mm rope chain is available for about $6.
If interested, please email me and try to get others interested also.

I know it can be difficult from just looking at a picture, but a few of you have already seen it up close and can testify to the
attractiveness of the medallion in a rope bezel hanging on a chain.

For your information, I'm am not doing this to make any money.
For these items ( bezel, chain ), the "Class of 1960" funds will not be getting any percentage of the sales.
The actual cost plus shipping is all you pay for.
It's just that some or you have express an interest in these items and I have the time to do the research to find the best deal
I can in my search.

If you can find a better deal, please let me know and I will check it out.

If you need to discuss this further, Gerri Digmon can enlighten you with her opinion.


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