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50 Years - Memories : November '10

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

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


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,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arlene Yamagata,Arline Hirahara

Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio

Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,
Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya,Clifford Ching,
Clifford Young,Clifton Yoshida,Clinton Chung

Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Douglas Abe,Duane Aguiar

Edward Inea,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim

Frances Mise,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting

Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine 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 Tang,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura

Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza

Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Paul Texeira,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,
Phyliss Tanabe

Ralph Hind,Ralph Yamasaki,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

Samuel Pang,Sandra Ishimoto,Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura

Thomas Okuhara,Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui

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


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

----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 2:27 AM
Subject: RE: 11/27/10

Yo, Hal - Gotta put in my 2 cents, re: Tylenol.
I know for a fact that extra strength caps (2-ea) have brought me out of pain & misery, ie., sore muscles, back aches,
tooth aches, headaches, whatever, on several occasions.
The only time I hated the stuff was many years ago while laying in the naval hospital in Naples, Italy.
I was many shades of miserable with a super-bum back ache (maybe too many years of running around on steel decks?).
The quacks initally had me on Demerol; and I got super fond of the stuff almost to the point of dependency.
When they noticed that I started begging for demerol shots, they immediately put me on 2-tylenols.
What a come down!
But tylenol is a great elixer for pain.

November 27, 2010

Hope everyone had a great day on Thursday with everything to be thankful for.
Seems like most all were tied up with preparation or participating or recovery from the holiday... or black Friday...
pretty quiet here on the blog the past week.

Tom, other than health reasons, I'm not familiar enough with his situation to offer more info here.
I also 'ran around' with Fred back then but, if I remember correctly, this was during our intermediate school years.
He and a few other classmates back then - Douglas Oshiro, Gerald Toyama, and maybe a couple of others I can't
remember - would sometimes catch the bus from their area at Koko Head (now Hawaii Kai) and get off by my
place in Waialae where Kalani H.S. is now... we would all then walk over to where Kilauea and Kalanianaole
Highway now intersect and also where a shaved ice stand would be located... they did have more than shaved ice
though and we usually got what we then thought were the best hamburgers and a can of choclate malted milk...
well less than fifty cents for both if I recall... heaven.
After chewing the fat and what was left of the hamburgers, they'd walk back with me to my place and board the bus
at that point to head back home... never thinking much then about the time and effort involved.
Simple life... simple pleasures... great memories.

Pam, I had to smile when I read about the tylenol... doing ibuprofen myself and yep, one usually doesn't cut it, two
will usually do the trick for the day... or it could be the power of suggestion... tell Ian I feel his pain ; )
Speaking of the power of suggestion and positive thinking... see you in February.


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Takushi
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: 11/19/10

Hi Hal,
I didn't know that Fred Zukeran was unable to make it to the Las Vegas reunion because of health reasons.

Did he say what happened?? 
I'm curious because Fred was one the guys I used to run around with during our high school years... 
you know we had just lost one of our close friends this year. 
Sometimes we never know who is really sick and in really bad condition. 
If you do contact Fred please give my regards and wish him a speedy recovery. 


----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 8:26 AM
Subject: RE: 11/19/10

Hi Hal,

I guess we've all had some kind of back pain at one time or another by our age!!!
Well, after a month Ian seems to have finally taken a turn for the better.
He was only taking one tylenol w/c when he was in a lot of pain and stopped taking it because he wasn't getting any relief.
The other day I gave him 2 to take and he found that he had no pain!!!
He's still in bed a lot but at least exercises and eats his meals in the front room.
I'm thinking positive that I WILL be in Hawaii in February.
See you then.
Take care.

Pam Machida Halford

November 19, 2010

Thanks Roy, Pearl... good to hear Fred's on the mend.
I neglected to mention on a few blog's ago that Fred, for health reasons, was one of the two unable to attend
the Las Vegas reunion after scheduling for it... Richard Carvalho being the other.

For those wondering on the CD/Book that they ordered in Las Vegas :
Pearl's email with the photograper's response to her inquiry below.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Roy Okano
Cc: Hal
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: Fred Zukeran

I'm glad he's better, thanks for the update.

Pearl B. Mori,

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Roy Okano
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:37 AM
Subject: Fred Zukeran

I heard from Fred this morning and he is doing well; the doctor said he could return to work.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:01 PM
Subject: update on book/cd for Vegas reunion

Many people interested when they will receive.
Here is the reply from Las Vegas photographer:

"I am waiting for the books to come back from the printer.
I usually mail both the book and CD's out at the same time.
The printer is very busy with school season right now.
My normal turn around time is 1-2 weeks.
With the busy season I'm expecting 3-4 from the printer.
They will go out as soon as I get them."

Pearl B. Mori

November 16, 2010

Thanks Bing, although not likely that our classmates are qualifiers, their families or friends may be.

Hi Pam, sorry to hear about Ian... I and a lot of our classmates here know how debilitating and frustrating
back pain can be... hope for a quick recovery and a return to Hawaii soon.

Manny, you're incorrigible... but no worry, we prefer you that way.

Brenda, little boys grow up to be big men... well, some are big... and their m.o. sometimes changes too...
but many of us remain little boys inside... we like our selves that way... and it's usually for the good : )


----- Original Message -----
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To: Hal
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 11:19 AM
Subject: RE: Are any of our classmates or their children returning veterans?

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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 3:30 AM
Subject: RE: 11/13/10

Hi Gerri (thanks Hal for making it easy to reply through you),

Can't wait to see as many of you as I can but I don't think it'll be in January now.
We were supposed to leave Canada on nov. 6 to head for Florida for the winter.
But during our Canadian Thanksgiving, we went to the cottage to celebrate there and to close it up
for the winter.
Ian must have done something and now has sciatic problems.
There's nothing he can pinpoint it on as to when it happened cuz he had no sharp pain but he's
basically in bed - does his exercises in bed - eats in bed - only gets up to use the bathroom!!!
We've gone to his doctor, a chiropractor (only once cuz he said it didn't help) and now to physiotherapy.
I've asked the doctor to either have a cat scan or MRI since it's been so long with no improvement but
don't have a date as yet.

So I WILL be in Hawaii but maybe just a bit later.
Will definitely let you know when I get my tickets!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Love, Pam Machida Halford

----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: 11/11/10

Manny again, forgot to mention one important thing.
Caroline, I love your comments and the way you think.
If I wasn't married, I would be at your door on ONE KNEE.


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:53 AM
Subject: RE: 11/11/10

Goodmorning my fellow Kaimuki High students.
Just happen to check our blog and found out some of you have found my true identity, that I am a drug
addict and damned to HELL.
Love the smell of Pot and Maypom in the morning.
Well from now on I can say anything and blame it on drugs.
Hal, I see we found Douglas Abe.
About that Statehood tree, I showed it to my 11yr old daughter, and asked her to look at it.
I told her not to read any lines but just look at the picture and tell me what is wrong with it
The first thing she said was, "Papa, if they are planting a Hawaiian Statehood tree, where are the Hawaiian
She asked me who was the person in black.
I said, he was a Hawaiian pastor, but he doesn,t count.
So looking at that picture again and after careful investigating and studying it by this PTGSE/Jewish mind,
that picture tells me?
Look Mom, Japan just became part of the United States.
Who ever got all of you students together for that ceremony was a racist.
I know all of you students in that picture didn't think of it at that time.
So all this time we were looking for a Monkey Pod tree, should be looking for a Fuji apple tree.
On Monday we should meet under the flag pole and eat fuji apples.
Bob, thanks for the invite, I will be 69yrs old on 11/27 and would like to have a sex change so I can have a baby.
Hope you can help.
I know you are treating Brenda like a young love.
After all, she spent some time with me in that Puna area, but she didn't inhale.
Love both of you.
So my fellow students, I will leave you with this saying.

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and been given three months
to live.
So as she getting her things in order, she contacted her pastor to discuss aspects of her final wishes.
She told him which songs to be sung, what scriptures to read and what outfit she wanted to wear.
She then said, "there's one more thing", she said excitedly, "this is very important, I want to be buried with a
fork in my right hand".
"That surprises you, doesn't it".
"Well, I'm puzzled by the request" said the pastor.
She said, "my grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its
message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement".
"In all my years of attending socials and dinners I always remember that when the dishes of the main course
were cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep Your Fork' ".
"It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming... like velvety chocolate cake or
deep dish apple pie".
"Something more wonderful".
"So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand".
"I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork'? "
"Then I want you to tell them, 'Keep your fork, the best is yet to come' ".
The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears as he hugged the young woman
He knew this was the last time he would see her alive.
He also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of Heaven than he did.
She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age.
She KNEW that something better was coming.
She was so right, so the next you reach down for your fork let it remind you ever so gently, that the best is yet
to come.
Friends are very rare jewels indeed.
Cherish the time you have and the memories you share.
Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

Well I said too much and I have to open the windows, too much smoke in the room.
Manny with his fork, till we talk again, God bless.

----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: 11/13/10

Hi, Hal,

My, oh my, .... thanks Hal for clarifying the fun with Manny.
We treasure Manny's wonderful sense of humor!
Remember when we were small kids that those we poked fun at were the ones we wanted to play with?
Manny, you are not only clever, you are quite poetic and creative in your communications.......and we love you.
I was totally kidding you back, dear heart.

A good example of how communication can be perceived was when I was on playground duty at my son's
preschool in 1975.
He was a very gentle child by nature, but on this day he was running circles and every time he passed this cute
new little girl from China
he would kinda slap/tap her shoulder.
She looked puzzled and unhappy, so I called them over, asked them to hold hands and look into eachother's eyes.
Then I asked my son, "Barclay, what do you want to say to Xiuying?"
With an expectation of an "I'm sorry" apology, I was taken aback when he said, "I want to play with you!!"
She then happily replied, "Okay!" and off they went, smiling and joyful, leaving me with my erroneous negative
thoughts of what I had earlier witnessed.
I never forgot that lesson.

One of the things that will keep us healthy is to continue to be playful children, holding hands, eating cookies with
milk, and taking naps!
Do I hear an amen?

Thanks so much for the obit.
Carol, what part do you want to attend?
I will arrange my work day to be there.
Let me know.
I made a mistake when I said Agnes, who was his aunty......I am amazed that his mother Mabel is still with us.
I will be thrilled to see her.
My brother was a good friend of John's, and he, too, was shocked and saddened.
Bless him; I know his gentle soul is in peace.

love and gratitude,

November 13, 2010

Thanks Pearl, did see the obit article... posting the link below :

Carol... Guilty ! !
But then, I'm sure Brenda and the others, much like myself, were just 'going along' with the fun that the
'kolohe' Manny started : )

My reply to Douglas Abe :


Good to hear from you after all these 50 plus years.
Thanks, the pic slideshow worked and looked great !
Wish I could post the stills from the slideshow on to the Pbase website.
What I'd like to do though is post the link to the slideshow on the next info-blog email... really don't care for that
terminology, sounds too avant techie to this old fogey... and also on the Pbase website.
I've attached a copy below of the last email sent out so you'll know what the next will sort of look like.
Hope you were able to open the reunion pics links on the Pbase website that I sent to Bea earlier.
Please email if you have any questions, comments or concerns on this email, otherwise, like the others, I hope
to get further emails from you from time to time on anything relating to the KHS '60 class.

Side note: Nuk (Robert Nukushina) passed on your mailing address a long while back to allow me to contact you
to obtain your email address for inclusion in the info-blog emails... dislike though to intrude and prefer having
contact made agreeably, much like your email... note also, as stated quite a few times in the blog, email addresses
won't be shown in emails or the website nor shared among classmates w/o the express and mutual approval of all
the parties involved... anal yes. to many of the classmates, but I'm a bit of a privacy freak : )

Mahalo again,
(usually Hal on this blog, but that's another long story buried in another info-blog posting)

By the way Douglas, since you were pictured in the yearbook during the 'statehood tree' planting, could you
sometime in the near future possibly enlighten us as to the present location of that tree... there was quite
a raging discussion for a while on the blog about it's location and even if it still existed at all... and while
we're at it, would you have any knowledge of a purported 'time capsule' buried for posterity by some of
the members of the KHS class of '60, back in 1960 or thereabouts.

And going further back in the recesses of memory... Bing (Betty) Ing, does 'The Secret Seven' ring a bell ?
My sister Elsie mentioned in a conversation a while back of once being a part of an informal group (gang ?)
of gals at Waialae Elementary going by that name... any other Waialae gals remember that ?

Gerri. yes my ears were ringing... but I thought it was my tinnitis.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 4:45 PM
Subject: John Gomes

Obit in todays newspaper.
If anyone is interested.
Funeral is on Saturday 11/20/10
Visitation: 10am At Diamond Head Mortuary.
Services at 11am
Burial: 2pm At Valley of the Temples.

Pearl B. Mori

----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Gouveia
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: 11/11/10

Hi everyone!
Sorry, I just have to put my two-cents in about Manny's email.
Manny is not lolo, he is mischievous and means no harm.
Hmm, wonder how he feels about the remark of his living in Puna, the reference to mind altering herbs,
and Pearl's remarks?
Did anyone think that Robert was taking mind altering meds when he offered our classmates free OB
baby delivery for any births from our class?
No one responded to that but poor Manny is catching it for his joke.
Folks, it's all just kidding around and not to be taken seriously, please!
Smile, and have a great weekend!
Carol Andrade Gouveia

----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Abe
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:34 PM
Subject: KHS Mini Reunion in Oxnard

I don't know how well these pics will come through, but give it a try.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: 11/11/10

Harold etal.
Dr.Robert Gore Awwww Shucks there was a lot of buzzing because all thought old Gore would be pulling
"a miracle" for the class of KHS 60 LOL
Glad to know that you and Brenda are doing well, actually you both look quite radiant just sitting there at
the luncheon.
Unfortunately after an amazing 50 years everyone just had the limited lunch time to actually have a civil
conversation, would have dearly loved to talk to each and everyone of our classmates especially those
living away from the Islands.
Hopefully we will be seeing our classmates again very soon.
Anyhow please give a call when both of you are in town so that we can get a bunch together for an also
missed Caroline Andrade.

Louise, forgive the delay in responding to you.
Yes, of course I remember that day I had you over for lunch at the Royal Hawaiian Surfroom, how can I forget.
I was flabbergasted when I saw the outrageous side of you when I told you "Louise, do not turn around because
George Hamilton is walking into the room"
You snapped around bug eyed and screamed.
I kept telling you turn around don't stare to no avail, you obviously did not hear me.
In retrospect it was a fun lunch.
I can imagine what would really happen if you saw the Beatles, Robert Wagner, Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas,
Rock Hudson, John Travolta and all the others.........
Again, big congrats to your charming husband.

Jean Worley and hubby, Jack and I really wanted to get together however we know that everyone had some old
friends that they had in mind to get to.
Jack keeps on remembering playing sky inning ball with you.
I would have loved to hear the stories of those Palolo days.
You must have been "something" for the boys at that age to think of playing ball with you.
How do you find the time to do what all you do with children, work, your cute outfit and the crafts, you are amazing
and Jack and I hope that we will meet again.

Junie Yanazawa, Cliff Ching and spouses, when are we getting together again, just whistle whenever, whenever
and we will certainly do our best so that we can gather a bunch of our Senior Class pals who can make it, after all
look how 50years have zipped by, the brief luncheon simply whetted our appetites to meet up again.

Hey Mattos, we got your message, everyone is busy but we have been mulling over it since then, yes, it would be lovely
to eat, drink and be merry before the holidays if possible, so hang tight even though everyone have busy schedules,
it will somehow work out.

Old friend Chesta, that was a so much fun buffet lunch at Tsukiji and what a bargain price with th Sr. discount.
Sandy look very happy and faithful Ruth and Frances are truly angels.
Dapper Roy Okano was at his best and great to talk with.
Hey Roy, mahalo for the photo, and we will definitely take up your suggestion to get together.
Harold good of you to drop by briefly, were your ears ringing after you left, we were discussing "all good things about you".

Pam Machida, don't worry we think of you often about our January visit, just give us a head's up in advance, it will be fun.
Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season with family and friends, keep well.
God Bless and keep in touch.
Gerri B.and Jack Digmon

November 11, 2010

Elsie, passing on your message to Roy via the blog.

Gerri, we share in your sympathies and condolences to the respective families.

Thank you again Clarence and Patty... I've posted your pictures on the Pbase website.

Brenda, passing on your message to Roy as well.
I understand Manny is back and living on Oahu... maybe he's brought over some of those wonderful
mind-altering herbs with him to share with us... or share some more of it's effects at least.
Isn't it great to see and talk with old friends from way back at the reunion... but then realizing there
were so many more we might have missed at the reunion or the even more who didn't come to the
reunion for one reason or another.

The reunion committee members had one last informal meeting of sorts last night to wrap up a great
year... word is, unless there is a need or something urgent comes up, the next meeting to initiate
planning for our 70th birthday celebration reunion will probably happen mid to late spring of next
year... regardless, any suggestions, ideas or whatever, send them in and I'll post them on the blog
for consideration by the committee at that meeting.


----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 7:42 AM
Subject: RE: 11/6/10

Thank you Roy for sending the picture.
I forwarded a copy to Viv, as nice shot of her as well.
Mahalo, Elsie

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: 11/6/10

Harold, pardon the silence, am now trying to play catch up on my emails.
First and formost I have received another deeply sad news from my dear, dear cherished sweet friend
(my neighbor since Waikiki Elementary and KHS class of '60) Glorian Fujio- Osumi whose husband
tragically died unexpectedly on Oct. 5.
Super gracious couple.
Jack and I are shocked on Takaji's passing and this great loss.
The equally sad news of good natured smiling John Gomes is also a shock and I wish I had spent more
time talking with John.
John always had a sweet quiet smile and I loved talking with him during our short chats.
Sharlene Smyth was also a doll.
Losing our friends fills one with such sadness and our sincere deepest sympathies go out in this profound
loss to the Osumi, Gomes and Smythe families.
Friends keep well and God Bless.
Gerri and Jack Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Hal
Cc: Clarence Shibuya
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Pictures from Clarence and Patty

Thank you Patty.
I got the pictures from Hal.

I was going to call Clarence but I misplaced his number.


----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: Courtesy of Roy Okano

Thanks, Hal!
Roy was fun and we had a great time.
So do we look happy or what??!!

----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: 11/6/10

Okay, dear classmates and others (Manny) ;-)
What in the world??!!
Must admit I chuckled after reading Manny's email after being warned by Hal's comments about R&B
expecting something by bus, train, plane, FedEx and other means of deliverance.
Cannot even fathom what our lolo friend is thinking!
Keep in mind that Manny lives on the big island in the lush Puna area where herbs are known to alter
one's consciousness.
Robert DID offer ALL classmates free OB baby delivery for any births from our class, knowing full well
that it would never be something he'd have to actually "deliver" on.
How our clever and creative Manny tweaked that information to sound like two old fuddy duddies could
possibly surprise the class is ludicrous.
Sweet, though.

The only beautiful truth is that two high school sweethearts may be making a greater commitment after
having held each other in their respective hearts for many years.
Everyone together...... aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Of course it's always nice to be mentioned in the blog and being thought about.
It makes us smile.

We, too, wished we could have mingled more at the luncheon and perhaps had each classmate stand
and mention their name so that there could be a lot of recognition, especially for those like us who
have not had the good fortune of attending for years.
Not attending does not mean not caring, and there are always extenuating circumstances for not doing so.
For me and for Robert it is a great joy to see so many that made up our class, and we do honor and cherish
being part of such beautiful people and memories.

We loved sitting with Sonny, aka Jesus Francisco Tambunting.
He is a charmer and such a generous soul!
To see him after so long and see pics of his family was a joy and a connection that might see some of us
heading to Manila!
Sonny is a spiritual being (not "religious" Mel) who has carved out a beautiful life in his native land.

And Paul and Mel's duet was the bomb, wasn't it?
Wish we could have had a hana hou with them.
Songs in our days made sense and expressed sweet innocent sentiments.

Manny, not ignoring you; just working and staying busy.
Maya is following up.

Let's all take care and say thank you many times daily for all our blessings that enhance our health and lives.


November 6, 2010

Can do Roy, although not all of them... some I believe you already have their address, I can send
them their picture and Cc you... some have indicated previously having no problem passing on
their address, I can do the same with them... some have indicated a reluctance to pass on their
address or I"ve assumed such, I'll send them their pictures but won't be able to Cc you... some,
unless I receive a reply or bounced email, I honestly have no idea if they are actually receiving
the emails or if those are correct addresses... those I may or may not send pictures... regardless,
where I can, I'll post the pictures on the Pbase website... with your assumed OK of course... also,
please allow me artistic license in deciding which photos to use, or not, from you, Abu and any
other photos from classmates because of repetition and space limitations.

Thanks Abu, I definitely can... actually, only the owner of each particular account on the Pbase site
can post pictures (hey, that's me ! )... I'll pass on your pictures to Carl and Cc you also, which will
give you Carl's address again... happy to hear you enjoyed the reunion as I've heard much the
same from a lot of our classmates about meeting up with you and Patty... as my wife Fran said,
really nice couple.

Expounding on Roy's and Abu's emails... with well over a hundred (possible) email recipients, I'm
not able to verify-confirm a working address for every one... as I've mentioned to Roger and Nuk,
to avoid ISP spam rejection I've been sending the email info-blog to those hundred plus in separate
increments... fourteen actually, roughly geographically grouped... i.e. W (west) - Yahoo, or HTEL
(Hawaiian Tel), or E (eastern half of the continent)... some of you may not be correctly grouped
either inadvertently or because there were too many in another group... the info-blog emails are
sent out to each group with a few minute intervals in between, also to avoid ISP spam rejection...
this may take anywhere from 3/4 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on how attentive I am (OK, read how
awake-sleepy I am)... but not before reading, editing, spell-checking and posting each email I
receive that I deem relevant-acceptable to the info-blog.
All of the preceding is just to explain why there will sometimes be errors, miscues and delays...
and sometimes nothing at all since, as I've mentioned before (ad nauseum), there really is no
info-blog without input from the classmates... and, borrowing a quote, 'now you know the rest
of the story'.

Now where were we... oh yeah...

Jean, Boyd... borrowing again, this time from Forrest G. and paraphrasing... 'nice is as nice does'...
and that's what you two are and do.

Pearl, maybe Manny meant another Brenda and Bob ? : )


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 10:59 AM
Subject: 50th Class Reunion

Can you forward these to respective persons or provide me with their email addresses?

( pictures of reunion attached to Roy's email )

----- Original Message -----
From: shibuya
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 9:45 AM
Subject: LV Oct 2010 Reunion

Hi Hal,

Are you able to use these pictures?
So sorry we don't know how to use the pbase.
We were suppose to send this to Carl Yasuda but lost his email address.
If you're in touch with him, could you let him know?

It was a terrific reunion meeting up with so many classmates.

Thank you,
Clarence & Patty Shibuya

( pictures of reunion attached to Clarence's & Patty's email )

----- Original Message -----
From: WORLEY, JEAN M (Nakamura)
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 8:56 PM
Subject: RE: 11/4/10

Thank you, Elsie and Hal.
We are lucky to have a class of very nice people.
Boyd was happy to finally meet the man fortunate enough to be Elsie's husband
Thanks for coming over from your craft table to say, 'Hello' to Boyd before the party ended.
It made his day.
You're still gorgeous!

It's true, Manny.
We need to pray for all our classmates who have passed and to pray that all of the present classmates
make it to the 70th birthday reunion and beyond.
I'm sure it'll be more fun as we get older and care-free.
We aren't old, yet.
Heck, if Brenda and Robert are expecting next year¦we can't be old.

Hal, I'm sure Chester, Carl and Roy are working on the pictures and CD or DVD of the reunion.
It sure takes a while to get back into the routine.
We haven't gotten whatever the photographer was going to mail us so even the professional hasn't gotten
back into his routine after the reunion.

Carolyn Amoy looks so young.
Hula must be good for the figure.
Even hula man Tam cut a fine figure on the dance floor.
What a great way for his senior group to exercise.
Carolyn, thanks for bringing your dancers.
They did a great job!
I loved the headpieces on the girls.
They looked like showgirls with those beautiful feathers.

Thanks to Mel Cabang, Paul and his partners for the entertainment.
Wished Mel could have been on longer.
Loved how he teased Gerri and the bull in the back.

Have to go home.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: 11/4/10

To Manny on the blog: He shouldn't spread rumors, it might come true for Brenda & Bob.
Unless of course they are expecting something.
God, Manny!
You shouldn't use other people names to spread that kind of news.
And I hope God made you do penance.
This is not they way I wanted to start my day.

Pearl B. Mori

November 4, 2010

Howzit Manny... we all missed you in Las Vegas... and you missed out on a really good time,
and one of the best reunions.
Great news Brenda, Bob... let us know when whatever it is you're expecting arrives... be it
via U.S.P.S., UPS or FEDEX.
Every three months get-togethers sounds good... before the 70th birthday reunion... that may
be only two years away but a long 24 months... time for around eight or so get-togethers.

Glad you finally got to see Jean and Boyd, Elsie... two of the nicest people on the planet.
Speaking of which... finally got to enjoy a conversation or two, albeit each very brief, with Jack,
you did introduce us at a few of the reunions but just for 'hellos'.
I spoke to Chester about another possible DVD but haven't heard from Roy, Carl or the others.
Apparently Chester is more than willing to do one given enough time and photo contributions
from the other classmates who were also taking pictures at the Las Vegas reunion.
Chester suggested discussing this further with Carl, who'd be doing the actual 'burning' of DVD
copies and Pearl, who'd be involved in the DVD distribution... bottom line, it looks like there
will be a DVD made but it may be a couple of months, more or less, before then.


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 10:37 AM
Subject: RE: 10/29/10

Aloha my fellow students.
Sorry I haven't been in touch with all of you.
I was lost the past four months during some very special things that I can't talk about.
Only Caroline knows, because she is under cover just like me.
We all need to meet at Kincaids soon.
I need you to treat me and my wife to dinner.
Hopefully Gerri will pay.
Sorry to hear about Gomes and Aweloa.
Every one of us left are so important.
I hope all of you are stocking up on food, before all of your money becomes worthless.
I got the word from way up.
Brenda, how are you and Bob doing.
Per Pearl, you are expecting next year
Good job.
My wife needs to check my calender to see what days I am free.
Good form of birth control.
This Wednesday, I will be at the Bishop Museum filming for Olelo about old surfboards.
I heard all of you lost money in Vegas, hope not.
Need to keep all of it in Hawaii, not give to Harry Reid.
Hal, keep up the good work.
We need all of you to left us know what you have been up to in your lives the past 50 yrs,
so we can learn more about you.
I think we should get together every three months, pot luck some where.
It sounds like all you ladies are good cooks.
Need to eat some good Japanese food, free.
Well my Limo is waiting, need to go to work.
Hope to meet soon at Kincaids.
Stay and think young,

----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:41 AM
Subject: RE: 10/29/10

Hi, Everyone¦.still unable to play catch-up with my emails, but, always have time to read Hal's blogs.
So nostalgic to read everyone's comments and can feel the joy they all share in meeting and talking
with one another.
I am so thankful to Hal (and Roger) for making it possible for all to share our thoughts through this blog.
What a unique idea!!

The couple I wanted to meet most was Boyd and Jean Nakamura Worley.
As expected, Boyd was such a gentleman and Jean as lovely as I remember¦.what a nice couple!
We sure have the nicest people in our class.
How lucky that we are still able to interact with one another through this blog between reunions.

BTW, Hal, are you condensing your photos on CDs?
Also, Roy Okano took a lot of photos as well and I'm sure we'd like to purchase his CDs as well.
Would like to hear further about purchasing these additional photos.
Thank you all and the reunion committee for the hard work, in making these reunions so much fun.
Love and Aloha to all, Elsie T

October 29, 2010

If anyone else has photos of this last reunion, I and the rest of the classmates would appreciate if you
could pass them on via me and possibly the Pbase website... this to ensure that all the classmates
(and others) in attendance are pictured and not missed... luncheon, golf, tours, etc included.

Jean, ditto on the regrets of not having enough time to see and talk to all of the classmates at the
reunion... but yes, this reunion was near perfect with everything else.
It's funny that being only a couple of days or so away from Hawaii that almost all of us who came over
would still head over to where they served 'local' food... enjoyed the oxtail myself... twice.

Brenda, Pearl confirmed the November 20th service for John but still no other word on time and place.
I'll pass on that info if-when I hear from Pearl or pick it up from the obits.

Lu, if I was the highlight of that Hale Koa luncheon, I shudder to think of how the rest of it went : (
(Louise and I have been emailing each other for around 5 years now but met again for the first time
in well over 50 years)

Bea / Douglas, if you happen to read this (sent only a one-time email to Bea - don't have Doug's email),
it was my pleasure... I and most of the other classmates viewed Douglas as the defining example of
the highest level of an academic in our class.



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 communication. Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion
committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated September 16, 2010 ) .


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