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51 Years - Memories: January '11

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 Murakami,
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

JANUARY 2011 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

January 29, 2011
I wrote back to Susan Ham as soon as I read the sad news :
Yes, the email does go out to a hundred or so KHS 1960 classmates.
I realize how difficult it must have been with your Mom's passing, yet taking the time to write.
Thank you, it is much appreciated.
Will definitely post your email to inform her classmates on the next email.
I remember your Mom as a friendly gal who was always real nice to me in school.
Your Aunt Carol is my wife's classmate and she would update me on your Mom whenever I talked to her at their reunions.
Sadly, I didn't have the opportunity to chat with her at our last reunion at the Pearl Country Club.
Thank you again and take care.
I did recognize Verna after the reunion while looking through the pictures I had taken.
Now I'm doubly sorry I didn't recognize her then and have the chance to chat.
Thanks Chester... as I've mentioned before, I'll normally post only what's relevant to the classmates...
be it KHS, the old stomping grounds, the good times, etc... being seniors and saving certainly qualifies.
( I also received the list from Ken Morimoto shortly after... Mahalo Ken )
Happy New Year Seda.
Figured you were really busy as usual Gerri

----- Original Message -----
From: Verna Martin
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 8:14 PM
Subject: RE: 1/22/11


Hi my name is Susan Ham, I am Verna (Chang) Martin's daughter.
I am guessing this is an email string of Kaimuki class of 1960.
I wanted to inform you and hope that you can then inform others that need to know that sadly my mother
passed on January 15, 2011.
She had a stroke while traveling and died of complications caused by the stroke.
We are having a 'Celebration of Life' gathering in her honor on Saturday Feb 5th from 1-4pm at Hawthorne
Pacific Corp, formerly Pacific Machinery, where she worked for 46 years before retiring.
Thank you.

Susan Ham

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:44 PM
Subject: Honolulu Senior Discounts

This is good info! If you're not a senior, 55 and up, please forward this to a friend or relative who is.

Added more places.
Most of these places don't ask to see your ID. Just look and act old.

Ross 55 Tuesdays 10% off everything

Foodland 60 Thursdays 10% off everything until 4/28/11

Price Busters 55 Tuesdays 10% off everything

Flora Dec Sales 55 Everyday 10% off regular prices

Leonard's Bakery Kamaaina Mondays 10% off

Don Quijote 60 Tuesdays 10% off regular prices, 5% off electronics dept.

Zippy's 65 ID Everyday 10% off with Senior Card except for specials or with coupons
(The Senior Card is $2.00 annually but can be renewed for $0.99 in at the Senior Citizen Fair, at the NBC.)

Hilo Hatties Kamaaina Everyday 25% off Hilo Hattie label
15% off Non-Hilo Hattie label
10% off Hilo Hattie food

Longs Sr. Advantage card if you have one Everyday 10% off CVS products and Hallmark cards,
discount on prescriptions if not covered by your drug plan

St. Germaine Bakery 60 Wednesdays 10% off everything except on specials

Pagoda, Maple Garden/Yen King, Willows, Prince Court and Hakone, Makino Chaya age 60? 10% off

Oceanarium, PBH 65 Tues. and Wed.
Between 4:30 and 5:30 pm – 2 for 1 dinners,
Regular price is $38.95
65 Thurs. and Fri.
Lunch is $12.50 for Sr., regular adult price is $15.50

McDonald's, Burger King, Jack In The Box Sr. coffee and soft drinks, age 55
Shirokiya Wednesdays
Kahala Mall Hallmark Tuesdays

Mark's Hallmark Cards 20% discount on Tuesdays for Seniors age 60+. 732-5744
Tuesdays No senior discounts at Amy's Hallmark at Ala Moana Center. 949-2413

Kahala Mall Compleat Kitchen 10% discount on Tuesdays between 10 am and 12 noon for Seniors
age 62+. 737-5827

Consolidated and Regal Theatres Everyday Sr. tickets - $7 or $7.50

DH Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, HI Theatre

Big City Diner 65? 7 9 AM Senior breakfast items offered
Over age 10 Anytime You can add $1 to the Keiki menu and order from the keiki menu
(just found this out on 1/8/11)see bottom of the keiki menu
( As with anything on the web, print or elsewhere... check first with the establishments if still valid )

----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Deguchi Pratz
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: 1/22/11

Dear Jean,

Thank you so much for your wonderful email!
I was wondering if you received the package, whether it was lost or not.
I could not be happier with your response.
It truly makes my heart happy to hear that you like my work and that your gifts were so well received.
The reunion was fun but did not get to spend quality time with people like you, maybe at the next reunion.
Happy New Year to all of you.
Mahalo, Seda

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: 1/22/11

Aloha Harold, Pam, etal.
Happy to hear, Pam, that you are on your way,
I have been sooooooo busy my daughters from San Francisco spent the Holidays here, Kim from London
stayed for 2 weeks, celebrated 2 birthdays plus running around.
Whew, found out I need to get in better shape.
Pam got your schedule and will get back to you, haven't seen you since.........what is it.... the reunion....
high school, have you kept in touch with your school buddies, let me know.
Jean, Gerald Morihara has been a buddy of mine since elementary even though he attended Iolani and yes,
I occasionally run into Gerald since Gerald lives above me on Waialae nui ridge but he keeps busy with
Stephanie and travels quite a bit,
And as for the girls as far as I am concerned the girls are anyone below 100 but ladies will also do.
Jean, why are u worried about your hair, you look just fine to me and Jack.
Have not caught up with the 100's of emails received since I only now have actually took time to read them.
Will be in touch.
Aloha all. Gerri DB

January 22, 2011
Hi Amy, welcome to the email list.
Jean, have Roy on the email list but nothing for Gerald... maybe someone can steer him over.
Pamela, forwarded your email directly to Gerri (since you indicated an inclination to do so yourself and
figured it was OK to do so), but haven't heard from her yet... understand she sometimes is unable to
get to her email in a timely manner.

----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd & Jean Nakamura Worley
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: 1/15/11

Yay! Nice to hear from Andrew Nakano.
Happy to hear you started on your Bucket List.
Hope to hear from my cousin, Roy Takamatsu and maybe Gerald Morihara who volunteered to be Best Man
at our wedding many years ago in 1964.
Want to send mahalo nui loa to the one and only Seda.
I told you at the reunion in Las Vegas that you didn't have to send me a second brocade purse just because
I gave you the rolls of obi material.
You did me a favor by taking them and I really appreciated the beautiful purse you sent the first time.
You insisted that you wanted to send me one made from the material I sent because the material was really
nice once you rolled it out.
I told you, "It's okay. Don't bother. You don't need to do that."
Well, you disobeyed me and went ahead and sent the second brocade purse to me.
Boy! was I glad you disobeyed me!
Holy cow, is it beautiful!
No wonder you were so excited when you talked about the fabric.
It's gorgeous!
Even the button you chose is beautiful.
I would never have known what a treasure you wanted me to have if you went and obeyed me.
The girls that we bought purses for loved the bigger was the pink with origami birds.
She said that she likes to carry her i-phone, credit card, keys and sometimes her Kindle to exercise at the
Rec. Center so that size is great.
The girls are age 32 and 35 Customs Officers.
Anyone younger than 68 is a girl to me.
Took Nukushina's advice and checked on our Vitamin D.
I think our whole town is on Vitamin D twice a day.
I also checked on my ZINC because my hair keeps falling out.
70 is low and I was at 63 so I'm taking that twice a day, too.
( don't think my hairpiece will cover my whole head.)

----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:38 AM
Subject: RE: 1/15/11

Hi Hal,

Got my reservations made - I'll be in Hawaii Feb. 5 to March 12.
Should I email Gerri for our get together?
I guess she'll get it from you here?
Have a family get together on Feb. 20 and another get together on March 5.
Otherwise I'm wide open.
Hope to see you folks.

Pam Machida Halford

January 15, 2011
Hope all of you had a great start to a new year... just got back from the 9th Hawaiian Island and had a great
beginning to my new year.
Had a blast checking out the new toys at the Consumer Electronics Show, despite the approximately 140,000
attendees and 2,700 exhibitors creating a dizzying array of sights, sounds and to some extent in the often
great crush of crowds, fragances... all in all, as usual, a fantastic show.
Saw a few of our classmates while in LV... Lance Ishihiro, Amy Morioka Ishiara and Carol Fukuji Miyachi, she
looked really familiar at the time but didn't realize it was her until getting back home... my wife ran into a
few of her KHS '61 classmates also... Linda Hashiba Sakaue, Jean Fujii Wyss and Glenn Nakajo... really true
that you can sometimes bump into a lot more familiar faces in LV than at home, wherever that may be.
And the same good wishes to you Douglas or Samuel or General or whatever your other names are.
Thanks for the info Mike and Happy New Year... sorry I can't display all of that info in your email as per my usual
policy of not having anything of a commercial nature posted except for brief details and only if there is a clear
connection to the KHS class of '60 or is of common interest to them.
Hey Andy... yes, there were a lot of inquiries as to your whereabouts at the reunions... now we know... and as
for contributing... you just did... thanks for writing and Happy New Year to you and yours too.
Thanks for the great sentiments that you share as always, Gerri... best wishes to you and Jack too.

----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Samuel Pang
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:22 PM

and a healthy, prosperous 2011!!

----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Nakano
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: 11/26/09

Happy New Year, Hal!

I am bummed that I could not attend the last two reunions due to travel conflicts.
I was in Scottsdale when we had the PCC dinner and in Hokkaido when the Las Vegas event was held.
Since our retirement two years ago, my wife feels that we should see the places on our "bucket lists".
We are hampered somewhat by our "budget restraints" but try to visit a new place at least once a year.
I will try my darnest to be at the 70th next year.

I do read your blog regularly and chuckle to myself when reading funny, meaningful items.
Sorry for not contributing to the blog as I am not a good writer of stories.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FW: Happy New Year from Nick and Christine Tang
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:32:23 -1000
From: Michael Tang
To: harold oshiro

Hello family, friends, associates...

Just to let you know what Nick is up to this year.
Screens and awnings... **** are great quality products so if you have need (or know anyone who does)
for these products, you now know who to contact!

Happy New Year all!

Mike & Aileen

On 1/9/11 4:40 PM, "Nicholas Tang" wrote:

Dear Family and Friends,

We hope that your Christmas holiday was merry and that you are having a wonderful New Year thus far.
Ours was eventful and the kids had a blast!
Now it's back to work and we couldn't be more excited.
We have been blessed to have acquired a new business and we wanted to let all of you know what we're
up to in hopes that you spread the word, or perhaps inquire about our services yourself!
( Names and company info removed as per my usual policy, HSO )

Happy New Year and our warmest Aloha,
Nick and Christine Tang

----- Original Message -----
From: Geraldine Barcenas Digmon
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 1:12 PM
Subject: Fwd: Best Wishes for 2011

Warmest wishes for a New Year of good blessings, top health, much happiness, prosperity and love to you and yours.
From Gerri and Jack Digmon

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,

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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