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50 Years - Memories : December '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 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


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

December 31, 2010

Really good news Pearl, know there were a lot of classmates waiting for this.

All the same to you, Seda, Gerri, Jack and Paul.

Well, it's been one heck of a 50th year for the KHS class of '60... starting with the carry-over of reunion committee
meetings from last year... the April golf, bus tour activities... the terrific Pearl Country Club banquet... the many
mini-gatherings at Zippy's, Kincaid's, Hale Koa, Maunalani Nursing Home, Tsukiji's, etc... the October LV golf,
shopping, touring, stage show activities and planned/impromptu mini-gatherings... and of course, what could
be considered the grand finale for our 50th, the fab-u-lous luncheon at Main Street.
It has been a great year for the KHS '60 family with renewing, solidifying, and even initiating friendships... yet we
didn't forget the sadness for the loss this year of many, with the reminders of others previously lost... thoughts
and fond wishes were also expressed to the many others who weren't able to be with us for whatever reason.
Though our 50th has come and will soon be gone, we still have many years and reunions ahead of us... our 70th
birthday celebration, for one, will be here sooner than later.
With that outlook, we bid a heartfelt fond farewell to our 50th year and welcome in a most HAPPY NEW YEAR !


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: warren wong
Cc: Chester Otani ; Muriel Masumura ; Hal
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:58 AM
Subject: RE: Fw: KHS Class of 1960 pictures - DVD

WARREN: That's good news. Everyone will be happy. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

HAL: Can you put on the blog so everyone is advised.

Pearl B. Mori

From: Warren Wong
To: pearl.mori
Date: 12/30/2010 10:36 AM
Subject: RE: Fw: KHS Class of 1960 pictures - DVD


YAHOO!!! The books just came in.
I'll be mailing out everything today or tomorrow.

Happy New Year,

----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Pratz
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 12:19 PM
Subject: Re:

Dear Hal,

Merry Christmas to all of you, hope to see you in the New Year.

Aloha, Seda

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: 12/24/10

Dear Harold,

A million mahalo for your incredible patience and prompt response in keeping this ongoing communications
a continuous rich source of keeping in touch with our dear classmates and friends who are deeply appreciative
of your kindness and dedicated time putting up with us.
The delightful renewal of each old friends that we meet at this point of our "golden" years adds such spark and
sunshine to our lives, you have no idea.
Jack and I send warmest Christmas Blessings in this season of magic and wonder to you, our classmates, families
and friends and may the New Year be filled with all the joy, happiness, good health.

Aloha Kalikimaka and hauoli maka hiki hou from Jack and Gerri Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Texeira
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 6:16 AM
Subject: Re: 12/24/10

Merry Christmas to all the bulldogs and family, and a Happy New Year

Aloha Paul.

December 24, 2010

Muriel, thanks for the cookbook corrections, will pass on... hope this helps with your menu planning Jean.

Thanks Lynne, haven't been responding much to this sort of thing... but realize how important it is to
acknowledge acknowledgements and appreciate appreciation, especially at this time of year.
But it still is really you and all the other classmates who make this 'connection' what it is.
Hope to hear more from all.

Tis the Eve... or soon will be or has been, depending on when you're reading this.
Will likely take in and support the Hawaii Bowl and the team this afternoon... then a quiet, restful and
contemplative dinner time with the family.
Yes, it has been a sometimes turbulent year... but we all sill have a lot to look back at and be grateful for.
All the best to you and yours for Christmas and the last few days of our great 50th year.


----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:21 PM
Subject: RE: 12/20/10

Called Phyllis Tanabe about her Lemon Bars recipe.
She says “2 blocks of butter, softened” should be inserted as part of the crust ingredients.

Also, whenever I make the Japanese Cucumber Namasu, I omit the white sesame seeds entirely even if the
Kaimuki Curves recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons of sesame seeds.

Thanks J

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynne Sugiyama
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 2:55 PM
Subject: Happy Holidays

Hi Hal,

Can't thank you enough for keeping us "connected" as Bulldog classmates!
Appreciate all your time & efforts. As we approach the New Year, I send
BEST WISHES for 2011 to be filled with JOY, LOVE, PEACE and GOOD
HEALTH to you, your family and our classmates.

Take care and Thank you ever so much!

Aloha, Lynne (Zane) Sugiyama

December 20, 2010

Great to have you two here in Hawaii for Christmas, Robert... I'm sure, weather-wise, it's a lot better than
any part of the West Coast ( altho', it's a wee bit moist here at the moment ).

Jean, you've got me salivating again with all the recipe talk.
Maybe someone here will double-check on those ingredient measurements for you.

Keep sending the holiday cheer.


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gore
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: 12/17/10

Brenda and I will celebrate the Holidays in Hawaii and are excited to have our first Christmas together.
Our Thanksgiving was great and I returned for The Brothers Cazimero concert.
Thanks to all of you who have been so dear.
May you be blessed this season.

Robert Gore

----- Original Message -----
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 3:52 PM
Subject: RE: 12/17/10

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Bulldogs!
No snow on the ground but it is very cold and windy today….11 degrees.
Skagway is really the Home of the North Wind.
We are in a valley that is like a funnel for the cold Canadian wind to blow through.
I love it when the sky is clear blue and I’m in a warm, cozy house.
I parked my car in the garage at work just to make sure that it would start and get me home at midnight.
I’ve only had one car to inspect so far so that’s why I’m yakking tonight.
The car had five Canadians coming to Skagway for the Yuletide Ball.

The Yuletide Ball started off as a formal dance to highlight the Victorian Christmas theme but now, the
whole family goes and even the babies are being waltzed around by their dads and the 12 year old boys
dance with their moms.
They do all types of dancing during the night so that all ages can enjoy themselves.

Have been doing a lot of baking using the reunion cookbook.
So far so good.
Around Halloween, I baked June Yanazawa’s sugar cookies which turned out as good as I remembered
from Kaimuki Intermediate.
After flattening six dozen cookies, I tried coloring a small bit of dough orange and a really small amount green.
I made some very cute cookies that looked like jack-o-lanterns.
I just used a toothpick to make eyes and nose and some plastic kitchen gadget to make a V mouth.
I took a picture to show you, June.
Some day.

Have made Seda’s Macadamian cookies about three times now.
At last, I can use up all the cans of macadamian nuts from my sisters.
Great recipe, Seda.

I tried the Kaimuki Curves cucumber recipe but wondered if the measurement for the sesame seeds should be
1 t. instead of 1 T.

I also wondered about the crust for the Lemon Bars.
It was flour and sugar pressed in the pan with no butter or shortening to hold the two together.
I should have brought my cookbook to work so I could tell you the page numbers.

I want to try Raynor’s butter mochi but am still waiting for my sister to send me more ingredients.
I used up what I had to make some chocolate mochi cake recipe that my sister wanted me to try.
It didn’t go over very well.
The co-workers here had never eaten mochi so they didn’t know what to make of it.
They must have thought I goofed up on the chocolate cake recipe because it was gummy and not light and fluffy.

Barbara Baptist Hanoa: To quote my husband, Boyd, “Your Almond Cookie recipe is awesomely incredible!!!!”
He had me print them up for Church because he knew the ladies would be asking for your recipe and they did.
It is the recipe I have been looking for since a friend bought a plate of Christmas cookies from the CHOCOLATE
CLAIM in Whitehorse, Canada.
All the different cookies from that bakery tasted as though your almond cookie was the basic recipe.
Last Sunday, I tried using different extracts in place of the 1 T. of almond and they worked fine even though I had
to use a little bit more of each.
Must be almond is a stronger flavor.
My daughter wanted lemon so I used the lemon extract and yellow food coloring in the dough.
So cheery in the dark winter months.
I tried Bailey’s Irish Cream with no luck.
Next time, I’m going to make a cream cheese, powdered sugar concoction with some Bailey’s and pipe it into the
thumbprint on the cookie and using vanilla instead of almond extract.
I also colored some of the dough yellow, blue, green and used my cookie press to make a sunburst, ornament and
Christmas tree.
Thanks for sharing, Barbara, and ending my quest for that awesome cookie recipe.

I plan to bake Wally Nakaoka’s Butter Cake next.
I hope it’s the same recipe that my Mom used when I used to visit her on Lanai in the summer.

It’s only 4:40pm.
I think it’s going to be a lo-ong night.
I’d better look for a cleaning or filing project to make the time go by faster.
Happy Holidays!

December 17, 2010

Good response from a great group of well-wishers... I await the rest.
I think I'll leave all of the holiday messages on this e-blog until Christmas Day... or maybe even New Year's Day...
sort of like those large office holiday cards that are posted on bulletin boards with all the signed messages of
holiday wishes and good cheer.
And hey, don't hesitate to add more to any of your holiday messages that have already been posted... or anything
else related to KHS or our class.


----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:42 PM
Subject: RE: 12/16/10

Hi Hal and fellow classmates,

Merry Christmas and a most happy and prosperous 2011 from the frigid north!!!
See you in February!!!

Pamela Machida Halford

----- Original Message -----
From: Francine Song Kaneshige
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:27 PM
Subject: Merry Christmas

Hi Hal:

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:23 AM
Subject: RE: 12/16/10

Hal, I didn’t even know about this “zip ride” at the Fremont.
No thanks, have fear of heights and wonder about No Safety Nets??
To Vern and Pam, I usually take l Excedrin (contains 50% asperin/50% acetaminophen) and l Tylenol for aches,
pains and headaches.
Kinda need these as one gets older, but then again, there are those who never have headaches……lucky.

I do want to wish everyone a most Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
Most importantly, keep healthy until we see each other again soon.

Love, Elsie T.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: 12/16/10

To All of our wonderful classmates and friends,
I wish you and yours the merriest of the holiday season and the best for 2011.

Pearl B. Mori

----- Original Message -----
From: Irene Elson
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:10 AM
Subject: Season Greetings!!!

Hi Hal,

It's been a tremendous year with all the celebrating of our 50th reunion.
Lots of walks down memory lane and rekindle of friendships.
And, unfortunately the loss of some of our dear classmates.
Wanted to "thank you" for the outstanding job you have done keeping the blog going.

As 2010 comes to a close, I hope we can all look back on a year filled with wonderful memories.
My wish for all of you in 2011 is peace, good health, and happiness.
Wishing you and those you love a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Irene Rocha Elson

----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:07 AM
Subject: RE: 12/16/10

To all my fellow students, who were blessed with a long life, enjoy this gift annd have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Years.
Give thanks for knowing the ones that we have left.
Remember the best is yet to come .


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Nukushina
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:15 AM


Merry Christmas to you and your family, and may you have a pain free new year.


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Takushi
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:06 AM
Subject: Holiday message

Hi Hal,

Just a short message.
I would like to wish to all our classmates a Mele Kalikimaka and a Haole Makahiki Hou.

Tom Takushi

December 16, 2010

Well, it's been nearly three weeks since anyone has posted to this e-blog... guess the holiday schedule
is in full swing.

On that note I'm posting excerpts from a few of the emails I received from classmates passing on their
holiday greetings.

You're all welcome to also pass on your holiday wishes to the rest of the KHS class through this e-blog.
Again, as has been my policy almost since inception, I'd prefer not to post overtly religious or political
messages... the occasional OMG, God Bless, bleeping Congress, etc. excepted.

My offering : enjoy and savor the coming days of this this year and next... and many more thereafter...
wishing all a happy, safe and memorable holiday season.

Vern, I'd probably do better in the pain dept with Tylenol but I suspect I'd then have my sensitive gut
complaining... demerol... is that similar to '3 shots of whiskey per half-hour or as needed' ?

In the 'by the way' dept... a day after most of us left Las Vegas in October, this is what had it's opening :

If Elsie, Carolyn, Douglas, Ralph or any of the other denizens of the 9th Hawaiian Island don't beat me
to it, I'll report on what it's like... no, no, from below... when I go there early next year.


----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Morimoto
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:42 AM
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays


----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Sakaguchi
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:39 AM
Subject: email address

Hi Hal,
Please use the following email address: ****@****.com
Thank you and happy holidays...


----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2010 9:49 AM
Subject: FW: Merry Christmas

Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:36:22 -0800
From: Lynne Zane Sugiyama
Subject: Fw: Merry Christmas

----- Forwarded Message ----

I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone a Merry Christmas this year ...

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:06 PM
Subject: Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings From Hawaii...


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 4:21 PM
Subject: Happy Holidays!

Tis the season we gather together to enjoy the company of family and friends.
May you end the year on an upbeat and start the new one full of hope and happiness...


----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:39 AM
Subject: Fwd: Christmas Shopping at Sears...

Didn't know this!!!
AND, they generally have good bargains; very helpful during this economic times.

Happy Holidays to all.........~;0)



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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