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51 Years - Memories: February '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 :
http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khs60lv02
( 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.

Mahalo,
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.
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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,Dennis Shibuya,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,Frieda Taniguchi

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,Stella Okamoto

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

Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara

Wade Morikone,Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino
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FEBRUARY 2011 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/memblogs
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February 28, 2011

Posting the below from Chester and Arline in case there are others with similar problems.
If you're still having problems or believe there's a defect, email me and I'll inform Chester / Carl.

Judging from the din (hen party-rooster crow ?) at our corner in Tsukiji, everyone really enjoyed
themselves... then again, some of us with lesser hearing acuity may have thought we were
barely whispering.

As for the cookbooks, email me and I'll pass on any requests-inquiries for-on them to Pearl and
the cookbook committee.

I did forward Pam's contact request to Karen with Pam's email address intact... hopefully they
were able to connect... which brings up the email/blog policy on contact requests again :
no problem in requesting contact with another classmate listed in the above recipient list...
I will, as in Pam's and Karen's case, simply forward the requestor's email with address intact
to the 'requestee' with the assumption that this is OK and is the intention of the requestor and
let the parties involved establish contact... or not, as I cannot be absolutely assured that the
classmates in the recipient list above are actually receiving my emails or will respond.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Cc: Carl Yasuda; Pearl Mori
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 2010 Reunion DVDs

When you insert the disk into the dvd player, the first screen is a menu.
You see the photo, hear the music and see what's on the menu.
In all the previous reunion dvd slideshows, there is only 1 item on the menu.
In the new one in the ad that went out today, there will be 2 items on the menu.

To play the disk, wait about 5 seconds, then hit "ENTER" or "OK" on the remote.
It may be different on other remote controls.
It's usually the circular control, where you can press the up, down, right and left arrows.
The center button needs to be pressed to play the dvd slideshow.

If you have the 2 or multiple item menu, use the up or down arrows to highlight which slideshow you
want to play.
The one highlighted in yellow will play.
So, if that's not the one you want, use the up or down arrow to highlight the one you want, then press
the center button.

Try this first, and if it doesn't work, then you may have a defect.
If you have a defect, contact Carl for another disk.

Aloha, Chesta.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 2010 Reunion DVDs

HI Hal, Gerri & Chester;
Totally enjoyed the Wednesday lunch with Pam Machida and all of our classmates.
It sure was great seeing so many that I remembered and those that I didn't remember.
However, bought a DVD of the LV reunion and tried playing it.
All I get is 3 minutes of music and the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
Could I have gotten a defect???

Arline

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----- Original Message -----
From: Seda Pratz
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:07 AM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 2010 Reunion DVDs - W-Misc

Thanks Hal,
I did send my money to Pearl.
I really appreciate this update.
Thanks to all the people involved with this project.
Aloha Seda

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----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:41 PM
Subject: RE: 2/23/11

Harold...thanks fo sharing the photos of the recent luncheon...especially for those who could not make it this
time around.
It appears everyone had a blast and in the best of health.

Have a great 2011 and stay healthy.

Slug

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal, Chester
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: 2/23/11

Harold, Chester and dear friends, Superb photos representing the special spirit of our fun lunch, rediscovering
old friends and breaking bread at this yummy luncheon.
With Pamela and unexpected delight of having Cliff Ching join us.
His lovely wife Kim could not be there but fortunately Jack and I had the pleasure of dining with them the night
before at the Side St. Inn with Richard and Tillie Seichi who left for LV the next day....the opportunity to see
and talk to old friends is priceless and hopefully we will be able to do this more often.
Keep well, ahui hou. Gerri BD

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: 2/23/11

Hi Hal,

Can I still get recipe books?
Also want to get in touch with Karen Fukuji.
Thanks.

Pam

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February 23, 2011
Clarence, Gary, thanks for the response to the Washington Intermediate School '57 reunion contact info request...
waiting for the others.
For those WIS '57 classmates who may have missed the previous email blog, a bunch of your classmates have
formed a committee to plan a reunion tentatively set for sometime in August 2011... they have requested our
help in providing contact info from, or making contact with, all of you.
Please contact Pearl Shimooka Mori or myself to grant permission to pass on your contact info... either your postal
mailing address through Pearl or your email address through me.
Or if you prefer... send either or both directly to Amy Nakashima Kashiwai at ***57wis@****.com (contact me or any
of the email recipients listed at the top for Amy's address - Hal).
Whether you were a WIS '57 classmate or not, if you know anyone who was... regardless of which high school they
attended, please send them this email blog or let them know of the WIS '57 committee contact info request.
Pamela, Mahalo for the opportunity for Gerri and all the rest to get together... some for the first time since H.S.
Must admit I didn't intitially recognize Edwina Ahn also... took all of ten seconds... known her since, I think, our
elementary days... you Pam, I recognized instantly... well maybe after a couple of seconds... same with Pinky
Kim and Ethel Aramaki... Barbara Izutsu and Harris Mabe took slightly longer for me to recognize.
Here's the link to the pictures Chester Otani and I took of the Tsukiji luncheon :
http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/tsukiji
Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Tsukamoto
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: 2/19/11

Hi Hal

Excellent job on the web site!!!
Please pass on my e-mail address to Amy.

Mahalo
Gary T.Tsukamoto
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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 7:39 PM
Subject: RE: 2/19/11

Hi Hal, Geri, et al ~~

Sorry for the belatedness of this "thank you" to all who came to Tsukiji on Wednesday.
Have a family get together this Sunday and I seem to be the one in charge -- funny huh, I live the farthest and yet
am making all the arrangements!!!
Made yarn leis and crocheted dish cloths too so have been just too busy!!!
Maybe next time I can bring some to another of our get together!!

It sure was great seeing everyone there - hard to believe that some I hadn't seen since high school graduation!!!
Harris, you look the same although you were taller than me before.
It was funny when Edwina and I looked at each other and had to ask "Who are you?"
Thank you, Gerri, for all your hard work.....and of course, you too, Hal, and Chester.
Is it possible to still get more cookbooks?
I've already tried some of Roy's salmon recipes and they were a hit.

Thanks again to all who came that day - it was great!!!
You who live in Hawaii are so lucky that you can get to see each other more often.

With much Aloha, Pam Machida Hasuike Halford

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----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: 2/19/11

Hal,

Just back from our trip and checking emails.
Please pass to Pearl my permission for the WIS reunion to Amy.

Thanks,
Clarence

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February 19, 2011
Reminder on the planned WIS '57 reunion... your reunion committee needs your contact info.
Below a list of Washington Intermediate School 1957 classmates (not incl. known deceased) :
Glenn Amii, Harry Asato - Phyliss Bruce - Collin Chang, Jeffery Chee, Shirley Ann Ching, Tamar Ching,
Timothy Choy, Noel Chung - Luella Dole - Walter Ebisu, Carolyn Eugenio - Daniel Fujikawa, Marjorie Fujimori,
Alvin Fujioka, Carol Fukuji, Clarence Fung, Jane Futenma - Edward Gomes, Jane Gushiken - Jeannette Hasegawa,
Amie Harada, Clarence Hayashi, Ronald Higa, Arline Hirahara, Donald HIramoto - Hazel Ikehara, Edward Inea,
Marlene Isawa, Sandra Ishimoto - Melvin Kaili, Charles Kam, Wayne Kanai, Caroline Kawabata, Linda Kawabata,
Jean Kimura, Sylvia Komoda, Alvin Kotake, Carole Kunishige - Walter Lau, Evelyn Lee, Emmaline Lindsey,
Leslie Lum - Melvin Matsushima, Clifton McDermott, Wayne Mendoza, Donald Meyer, Robert Mito, George Mizokami,
Eloise Murakami, Matilda Muraoka - Erwin Nakamura, Amy Nakashima, Harriet Naruto, Laverne Nishimura -
Rose Ogimi, Lorraine Okahashi, Lucille Oshiro, Duke Ota, Jean Oyama - Marilyn Setoda, Dennis Shibuya,
Gail Shirai, Sadie Shishido, Ronald Silva, Luana Simeona, Earl Souza, Glenn Sumpaio - Roy Takamatsu,
George Takamiya, Frances Takasaki, Shirley Tamashiro, Phyliss Tanabe, Frieda Taniguchi, Harriet Tanouye,
Clifton Teraoka, Janet Thomas, Doris Toyooka, Alexander Tripp, Ernest Tsugawa, Gary Tsukamoto - Nancy Uyehara -
Carolyn Watanabe, Alfred Won, Carol Wozumi - Gary Yamamoto, Helene Yamasaki, Richard Yoshikawa,
Robert Yoshimura
Those on the list, or if you know someone on the list, please contact Pearl Mori or me and we'll pass on any contact
info you'd like to give out to Amy Nakashima Kashiwai.
Guess where the loudest, most fun section of Tsukiji was on Wednesday, 2/16... everyone appeared to be having a
great time... 28 of us... I think... there was so much table/chair hopping going on as classmates mingled and talked.
After a too short luncheon it was time for everyone to depart with good wishes and promises to see each other soon...
as some of us commented, a couple of hours of luncheon and an hour of goodbyes.
Jean, Boyd, when you get to the list of classmates who were there... yes, I did tell her of your mentioning how much
you've missed her and the others all these years.
There are already some notes/comments below of the luncheon and of those who attended and I'll wait for others to
chime in and post those and some of mine on the next blog.
I wil be posting pics of this mini-reunion on the Pbase website that Chester and I took... will let you know, or just have
a look from time to time.
Though Chester mentioned selling all of the DVDs, that was just for the Tsukiji luncheon and more will be 'burned' by
Carl for anyone wanting and ordering one... contact me or Pearl.
Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: 2/10/11

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ATTENDED WASHINGTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, I JUST NEED YOUR OK TO GIVE
AMY YOUR ADDRESS &/OR EMAIL ADDRESS.

Pearl B. Mori
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----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Nakashima Kashiwai
To: Hal ; Pearl Mori
Cc: Frieda Sen
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: Fw: WIS Reunion

Hi, Hal and Pearl,

Attached is the list that Squitty prepared of the former WIS students who went to Kaimuki.
I'm sorry to be so troublesome but sure appreciate your help.
Hal, if you don't mind, would you kindly do a blog entry to those on the list for whom you've email addresses?
Thank-you!
And, Pearl, I don't want you to go through the trouble of calling each person to get permission to release the
addresses and phone numbers but I thank you for so kindly offering to do so.
If, however, through your contacts with others, should you have an opportunity to pass the word on about the
reunion, I would greatly appreciate your help.
Thank-you both so much.
I appreciate your kindness very much.

Amy
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from: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
to: hal
date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:08 PM
subject: Tsukiji Luncheon 2/16-visiting pals, Pamela Machida, Clifford Ching

Mahalo nui, nui, nui to all who were able to join us for lunch.
What Fun, what revelry, what noise, what laughter, what smiles, what surprises, what tales of interest, what a turn out
(almost 30 old pals) & so much more plus the yummy lunch.
Pam was thrilled to see and reconnect with everyone and we are just delighted that Cliff Ching dropped in to town and
was able to join us and that all were were able to see so many old friends that we have not seen in ages.
A toast to both Pam and Cliff was in order.
Pam lives in Canada and is one of our Kapahulu classmates.
Pam's dad had a pharmacy and home next to Kapahulu Theatre (now Zippy's) and Pam along with her cousin Pat Torigoe
(we did not know that they were cousins, how nice, we seem to have many of these around) apparently worked diligently
at the Pharmacy after school and did not have a chance to do much socializing with classmates like many of us.
A huge mahalo to Harold and his trustworthy blog in helping this luncheon to gel.
Chester, Harold took pictures which perhaps will give us a preview of our gathering and Chester brought his wonderful
collection of KHS,intermediate and elementary school photos.
Mahalo to Brenda Kadokawa's grateful help in collecting money, so much commotion in the beginning, could not concentrate,
really sounded like a hen house (LOL).
Any of our visiting classmates or if they wish to celebrate birthdays etc. let us know, if we can do this again, let's do it.
SUCH GREAT FUN to see Harold Oshiro, Chester Otani, Harris Mabe, Myron Kekaula, Lillian & Marian Tarumoto, Edwina Ahn,
Ethel Aramaki, Pam Kim, Dennis Sakaguchi, Arline Gokan, Pam Machida, Cliff Ching, Brenda Kadokawa, Bobbie Baptist,
Wally Nakaoka, Frances Mise, Pearl Shimooka, Roger Kobayashi, Ardel Honda, Carol Masuda, Marjorie Morimoto,
Carol Hamasaki, Barbara Izutsu, Sandy Akiyama, Karen Fukuji, Pat Torigoe.
MAHALO NUI NUI AGAIN TO YOU ALL. Gerri BD
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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Pearl Mori ; Hal Oshiro ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:33 PM
Subject: Las Vegas Dvd Slideshows

I sold all 14 dvd slideshows at the luncheon.

Carl, we had a good group, someone said they counted 29 people, including many we haven't seen since high school.
The ones I hadn't seen in a long time were Pamela Kim, Pamela Machida, Barbara Izutsu, Edwina Ahn and Harris Mabe.
Might have been more, but that's all I can remember.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Nakashima Kashiwai
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Starve Cancer

Hi, Harold!
Thank-you again for all the help you so willing provide.
Sure appreciate it.
And the cancer info was given to you purposely.
I appreciate receiving info of this nature and want to share it with others.
Hope you find it informative.
I forwarded your email to Stella. I'm sure she'll want to be included as a recipient of your wonderful blog.
I called Pearl Mori this morning to ask for phone numbers and addresses, but again, for privacy reasons, said she can do so only
with permission.
She said she'd talk to you about it as she would be seeing you for lunch.
So I thank you in advance for the additional help you may be able to provide.
Sure am grateful!
Have a nice lunch.
Amy
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----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Pearl Mori
Cc: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:01 PM
Subject: DVD

HI Pearl;
Just mailed a check for a copy of the LV DVD.
Also, if you still have copies of the recipe book, I'd be interested in getting another copy.
Let me know.

Mahalo,
Arline
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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

Okay, holding two for Gerri. That leaves eight more to sell.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Cc: Pearl Mori ; CarlYasudaSr
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

I picked up four more copies of the dvd slideshow from Carl this afternoon.
That means I have ten more of them for sale at Wednesdays luncheon.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: 2/15/11

Harold, one more though please hold 2 dvd's for me so i can gift someone. mahalo gerri

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: 2/15/11

Harold, is this donation for the dvd a new one I may have already gotten one, if this is a new one,please hold one for me.
I will gladly make this nominal donation. mahalo nui nu gerri, see u all tomorrow

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February 15, 2011
I've notified Gerri and Chester for you Sandy... he shoud have a copy on hold for you.
Edwina, you'll have to check with Pearl on the cookbooks if you haven't already.
And yes, I've notified Gerri on Karen.
Great to hear Clifford and Kim will be there.
Quick notes on the DVD sale.
As mentioned before, this is a fund raiser for the KHS '60 reunion fund... all proceeds will go in there
after material expenses... classmates involved are donating their time and effort.
Chester is sort of like a 'magazine publisher/editor'... Carl Yasuda is like a 'magazine printer'... Pearl
is like a 'magazine distributor'... and the rest of the classmates named on the flyer last emailed are
like 'contributing writers' and also do whatever miscellaneous tasks that are required.
So not to worry that only ten DVDs will be available... that's only for the luncheon as Chester is taking
it upon himself to pick up and bring over those ten since apparently Carl won't be able to attend...
and also because of time constraints where normally orders are taken by Pearl or me then relayed
to Carl to 'burn' the required amount, with those then being sent to Pearl for distribution/mailing.
Kudos to all involved as it seems and is a lot of work.
Looks to be a fun Wednesday with likely well over two dozen attending... see you all there.
Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Cc: Pearl Mori ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

Okay will hold one for Edwina Ahn. Seven more to go.

Did Karen and Sandy want a copy or did you just mention that they will be there at the luncheon?

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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Pearl Mori
Cc: Hal ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

Okay holding one for Francine. Eight more to go.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Chester Otani
Cc: Hal ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

I ordered one for Francine Song Kaneshige, please hold one for me as I'm having lunch with her next week.
That's reason why I asked Carl to give you some for sale.

Pearl B. Mori
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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal
Cc: Pearl Mori ; Carl Yasuda
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

I have picked up 10 Las Vegas dvd slideshows from Carl.
One is already reserved for Pam Machida Halford.
The rest will be put up for sale at the Wednesday mini-reunion at Tsukiji's, first come, first served.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

Aloha Hal!

Just spoke w/Karen Fukuji Yabui - please let Gerri know to add her on to the list of attendees for Wednesday's
luncheon @ Tsukiji's.
Thanks, looking forward to seeing everyone!

Edwina

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----- Original Message -----
From: Sandra Fasone
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 1:34 PM
Subject: RE: 2/13/11

Hi Hal –

Can you please ask Geri to include me in the count.
I haven’t seen Pam for ages and will try my best to make it.
I also want to order a copy of the DVD.

Thanks as always,
Sandy Akiyama Fasone
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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:25 PM
Subject: RE: 2/13/11

Hi Hal, et al,

Please feel free to drop in anytime you're in the area.....but Niagara is about 3 1/2 hrs. from where I live.....
sorta in the boondocks - in Marmora, Ontario.
If you draw a line from Toronto to Ottawa, we live right in the middle.... 2 1/2 hrs. either way.

Can I order a DVD from Chester?
I think he's coming to the lunch at Tsukiji on Wednesday.
Can he bring it then and I can pay him?
Can't wait to see everyone.

Pam

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 9:55 AM
Subject: Tsukiji Gathering Buffet Lunch Wed. 1130a

A delightful Valentine's Day to you dear friends.
Good news! FYI, Cliff and Kim Ching are in town for a short visit and will join us on Wed.
See you all then. Gerri BD
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----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: 2/13/11

Aloha Again!

Thanks Hal for getting back to me re Tsukiji's and for letting Geri know.
Please forward this to Pearl Mori too - does she have any more Recipe books available(?),
would like to order a few copies.
Would also like to order a copy of the LV Reunion DVD

Thanks again, looking forward to seeing everyone after ALL these years!!!
If anyone needs a ride, would be happy to accomodate.

Edwina

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February 13, 2011
Hey Pam... I should have dropped by for a cup of coffee/tea when I was in Niagra/Toronto just a few years
back... beautiful area.
Thanks Clinton and Muriel for the reminder... send in an order folks, as you'll like this DVD... Chester has
really outdone himself with compiling pictures and video from what I previewed... and just five bucks...
that's a terrific deal for such great once-in-a-lifetime memories... with all proceeds going into the KHS '60
general reunion funds after expenses and all (save the proffessional photographer) named on the DVD
flyer ad volunteering their time and talents.
Good reminder on the discount Gerri... and on bringing correct change to help speed payment processing
along... Gerri, you can bring some spare nickels and I'll bring the pennies... anyone for dimes & quarters.
Those that haven't already please let Gerri know by Tuesday 2/15, via me or directly, if you're planning to
be there... and even if not, give us some favorite memories to share, here and at the luncheon.
Spoke to Gerri the other day and apparently there'll be a few faces that we haven't seen since, well maybe
high school at the luncheon... among the over dozen and a half guesstimated to be going.
Below, my reply to Edwina :
----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Edwina Ahn
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 1:23 AM
Subject: Tsukiji and forwarding to Gerri

Happy New Year Edwina.

Glad to see you'll be able to make it to the luncheon... won't be a crash since Gerri did say everyone who could be
there is more than welcome.
I'll forward this to Gerri to let her know you're coming and she can let you know if there are further details.
But in the meantime, since she sometimes isn't able to get to her emails right away with her busy schedule, the
below is what she has written so far :

"Pam, glad that your Honolulu dates are set, we have scheduled lunch on Wednesday, February 16 at 1130am
at Tsukiji's on the 4th floor at Ala Moana."

Now that Gerri will have you in the head count, you just need to show up and have a great time... since it really is
just an open and informal luncheon with everyone sitting together wherever possible at the available tables.
Tsukiji, if you haven't been there before, is a buffet-style restaurant where one can leisurely fill one's plate through
the stroll going past the various food offerings on the long counters... a basically all you can eat place for one
set price plus for whatever incidental additional items (liquor, etc.) that are ordered... the usual payment practice
being one bill at a table to be split however after the meal among those sitting there.
Do remember your brief mention of being somewhat immobile in your other emails... great that you're much better
now and will look forward to seeing you again after 50 plus years.

Aloha,
Harold
Don't forget... all you Washington Intermediate School 1957 graduates... your reunion committee needs to
hear from you, whether or not you may be able to attend a reunion... drop a line anyway.
Happy Valentine's Eve
Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 10:35 PM
Subject: RE: 2/10/11

Hi Betty, (thanks Hal for forwarding to Bing through you)

Don't be envious as you were here for the reunion and I had just left to return to Canada when it happened.
But I know what you mean!!!
I'll miss seeing you - it's been so long!!
Yes, Carole will be there.
I think she said that Sandy wouldn't be there because she had to work.
My cousin, Pat, will be there too.
Haven't seen anyone in so many years that this should be a real treat!!!

We live in the same time zone - I live in Ontario....above New York!!
It's a small town, Marmora, just 1400 people!!!
If you're ever in the area, please don't hesitate to stop by.

Pam
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----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal'
Cc: Pearl Mori
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 9:27 PM
Subject: RE: LV Reunion DVD now available

Yes, I’d like to order one.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: Tsukiji and forwarding to Gerri

Harold, mahalo for the addition of Edwina also if anyone wishes to invite others just be sure to notify me by
Tuesday or earlier if possible.
For convenience sake, the yummy buffet lunch is $21.50 (don't forget they serve shaved ice), however as lucky
seniors with the Senior discount, price per person comes to $17.01 inclusive.
So please have the exact amount with you to not inconvenience the restaurant by asking for change with our
large group of friends.
Bing would be great if you and Hank can hook up w/Obama on his airforce one jet if he plans to visit Hawaii
again (LOLO), joking.
If anyone recalls old stories about our KHS do share it with us.
All looks great for next Wed, looking forward to seeing all the youngsters on 2/16.
Aloha Gerri
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----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:00 AM
Subject: Fwd: 2/10/11

Hi Hal!

Happy New Year - Kung Hee Fat Choy - Belated!!!

Please have Geri Barcenas Digmon email me with info on the Tsukigi Luncheon - couldn't attend the other
functions due to knee surgery last year but am mobile again and if I can crash, would love to see you all!
Please let me know.

Aloha!!! Edwina Ahn
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----- Original Message -----
From: clinton chung
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: LV Reunion DVD now available

Howzit Hal,

How does one go about attaining 2ea. LV Reunion DVD disk?, where /how do we pick it up?

Clint & Karen

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February 10, 2011
Amy... sorry, I know I said I'd post just snippets but where do I begin or end... it was such a great email
written from the heart, I didn't know where to slice and dice.
Any response/inquiry to the WIS '57 committee from the KHS '60 classmates I can forward to you and you
can act accordingly... no need to pass on your email address until then.
So any WIS '57 grads among our KHS '60 classmates, or even their spouses, or friends, please email me
and I can forward it to Amy.
Below my response to Amy :
----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 9:18 PM
Subject: 1957 WIS Reunion

Thanks for the kind words Amy, for all of us... but I must add that I am hardly what you're
portraying me to be.
Without input from classmates like you... and even input from long-ago friends and new ones
like this WIS '57 bunch... the 'blog' wouldn't amount to much.
So, thank YOU and all the rest.

As a heads-up, I will be posting snippets of your email within the blog in order to pass on info
re: the WIS '57 reunion.

Harold
Below my response to Robert 'Squitty' Watari :
----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Robert Watari
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:47 AM
Subject: Fw: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Squitty,

No problem, glad to help... but must remind you that there's no guarantee you'll have a response,
much less many of them.
As I've mentioned to the KHS classmates apparently receiving the email blogs, I can't always be
sure everyone (100+) listed on the email header is actually receiving the emails unless I get a
definite response from them.
However, I've been told directly/indirectly, that many of the KHS email blog recipients are merely
passive participants in that they'll just read the email blog and are reluctant to respond because
of shyness, privacy fears, or whatever.

So you're right on the email privacy issue... I really believe the great response and readership
success for the email blog is due in part to the policy of not revealing email addresses within
the email blog... which by the way, both blog and policy, have been ongoing since March 2009.

Blog... short for weB LOG (i.e. daily log)... is not a nametag I particulary care for (too techie
sounding for old fogeys) but one that stuck somehow.
The initial 'heads-up' on a proposed reunion should be enough for now for a mental foot-in-the-door.
I'll be more than willing to pass on any further information as you're doing your planning.

Aloha,
Harold ( referencing me as Hal is fine too )
Hey Bing, there's still some space left for you and Hank at Tsukiji... heck of a lot warmer here too.
Gerri, Pam... seems like the Tsukiji event is really turning into an event what with the response that seems
to be coming in... and as Gerri said 'the more the merrier'.
Below my response to Elsie Tanaka :
From: Hal
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 10:38 PM
To: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
Subject: Re: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Elsie,

No problem in giving Gary or his wife my email address.
Then they can contact me if-when they wish to do so instead.

In the meantime... and it would be presumptuous of me to agree that I could be capable... I can and will post
your email on the blog, abbreviated and 'desensitized' as usual, and see what comes of it.

Actually this does have a lot to do with KHS as many of our classmates came from WIS... with their memories
of there much like ours at KIS and our respective elementary schools that have been brought up in the blog.

By the way, I believe Amy is related in a way to Richard Shintaku... married to a brother of Shinty's wife Joyce ?.

Harold
Reminder on the LV reunion DVD... email me or contact Pearl Mori to place an order and we'll forward
your request to Chester/Carl... also, as noted on the flyer, you can send a postal mail directly to Pearl
with your order and payment check.
Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Nakashima Kashiwai
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Hi, Hal, Gary, Charlene and Elsie!

Wow! You're all sooooo kind and helpful and I'm so grateful.
I agreed to sit on the WIS reunion planning committee and on the day of the meeting, I was the lone Bulldog
amongst 10 or more Tigers, feeling so bad and responsible for not having a better KHS representation.
As a poor representative, being one who hasn't been to any of her high school reunions, except the 10th,
and not knowing what was expected of me and what it all entails, I must've appeared pathetically stressed
and overwhelmed.
So, thank-you very much, Gary, for so kindly bringing much relief to me by calling Elsie to help.
And thank-you, Elsie, for so willingly contacting Hal to help us.
And, thank-you, Hal, for being so willing to accommodate us.
And finally, thank-you Charlene for having been dragged into this and doing all that you've done to help the cause.
I am so grateful to all of you wonderful people.
In this season of life, I have so much appreciation for those who exhibit goodness and kindness.
And you all have truly exhibited these wonderful qualities. :)
Thank-you, thank-you!

Elsie, I've always wondered about you, and thanks to Hal's blog, I've been able to learn a lot about you, to read
your wonderful contributions to the blog and to see the beautiful photos of you.
Yes, unlike many of us, you're certainly maturing gracefully and BEAUTIFULLY.
I ran into Vivian sometime ago at the trade show and she sure raved about your many talents and how great you look.
I'm not surprised, as you're no different from what I remember of you.
You need to share your secrets with us. :)

Hal, I think what you're doing through your blog is so great; it's really a philanthropic act of kindness for our KHS
Class of '60 community.
Through your blog, I've been entertained, informed, inspired, awed, etc. and I'm sure, I speak for others as well.
Thank-you so much!
And thank-you for being so willing to help us get in touch with our former WIS classmates.
But how do we do this?
I'm sure there's a privacy code that you must abide by and you're not free to give out e-mail addresses.
I don't know much about any of this stuff as I'm a zero in technology.
Please let me know how this can be done.
And you asked for some hard details... for a starter, we have tentatively planned this informal event to be held at
Natsunoya for lunch on August 13th.
And if there are those who'd like to help and join our planning committee, it would be so nice.
I guess I should give you permission to give out my email address in order to be contacted by those interested in
attending this event or even helping.

And, yes, my dear sister in law is Joyce Kashiwai Shintaku.
That makes Shinty my brother in law.
Imagine that!
While on the subject of relationships, Frieda Taniguchi Sen and I have always been the best of friends.
We now share an even closer relationship as her son and my daughter are married and we share a little rascal grandson,
Toby.

Again, I thank you all sincerely.
Through this experience, I've learned that there are many good people in this world and that knowing the right people is
so very important.
I'm so glad that I know you good "right people".

Amy
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----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Watari
To: hal
Cc: Carol (Hajime) Kajihiro ; Charlene Oshiro ; George Nakashima ; Iris (Okahashi) Takayama ; Merle (Kaya) Higa ;
Ronald Hata ; Amy Nakashima
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:30 PM
Subject: Fw: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Hal:
Thanks for your quick response.
We saw your great KHS website, and thought that if we could get hold of you and ask for your assistance to get
some e-mail addresses of former 1957 Washington Intermediate School (WIS) classmates, it would help our effort
to get out word of our 1957 WIS reunion.
For convenience, our committee can cross-reference both the 1957 WIS and 1960 KHS yearbooks and provide you
with a list of WIS-KHS classmates.
If e-mail privacy is an issue, your idea of posting the re-union announcments on the your blog may work.
We just had an initial meeting and do not have enough information to send to prospective classmates.....other than
we are planning a 1957 WIS reunion this year, so we will need to coordinate efforts with you as we go along.
Our main contact is: Iris Okahashi Takayama.
My e-mail is: robertwatari@****.com and you know Amy's.
Thanks again
Bob Watari (call me Squitty)

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Charlene Oshiro
To: Robert Watari
Sent: Tue, February 8, 2011 12:46:21 AM
Subject: FW: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Squitty,
Gary wanted me to send you the email with Harold Oshiro’s email address.
Believe he will be posting for you folks. See below.
Charlene

From: Hal
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 5:00 AM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Fw: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

Elsie, Gary, Charlene, Amy,

Realized I may need more detail on when, where, who and other related stuff before posting any info on the blog.
If there aren't any hard details as of yet, let me know on any general info you may have for me to post.
With or without, sometime in the next few days I'll go ahead and add what you've already given to the blog and... as
I've mentioned previously... see what comes of it.

Amy, I can understand the WIS classmates having to want a reunion seeing how close my wife and some of her
fellow '58 WIS classmates are... they still try to get together once a year though they went to different high schools,
one of those classmates being Joyce Kashiwai Shintaku (Roosevelt H.S.).

Elsie, sudden thought... Chester Otani has a friend, RHS '60 grad, who is on their reunion committee... I can ask
Chester to check with that friend if he's willing to pass on the blog to his classmates to try to locate any WIS
'57 classmates among their class... Gary, Charlene, Amy, OK with you ?

Gary, Charlene, no problem in posting stuff about WIS or even McKinley and other high schools since a lot of the KHS
classmates on the blog know or remember classmates from those schools.

Mahalo for anythng further you can pass along to me.
Aloha, Harold

----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 9:29 PM
Subject: RE: 1957 Washington Inter Reunion

I knew you could help.
Thank you so much…will give Charlene your email address so you can correspond with Gary directly. Elsie
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: Gung Xi Fa Cai! in the Lucky Gold Rabbit Year

Thanks Clarence.
I now am up to date in my Lunar New Year greeting.
It was fun being at the table with you and your lovely wife Suellen.
We all were lucky to have Verna at our table.

Pam, I so envy all of you being able to get together.
I wonder if Carole Masuda will be there.
And Sandy, and Bessie, and Pinky, and Junie, and Louise.
It would be fun.

But I’ll just have to make do.
We will celebrate here at Fortune Restaurant at Seven Corners, VA on Saturday because that is the day the
lion dancers and firecrackers will be at the restaurant.
So far we have 5 tables.
Only one other person from Kaimuki High School.
Karen Nakama who is a senior analyst at the Pentagon.
She is way younger than we are.
I believe Ray Tsuneyoshi knows her because she is also on the Executive Committee of AAGEN.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: Tsukiji count

Harold, mahalo for your email addition of yourself Bobbie and Pearl to our luncheon group.
If any one else is visiting, again, the invitation is open, just add the name to Harold's blog so I can update my
count before the 16th. Gerri B.D
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Chester Otani
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Mini-reunion for Pamela Machida

Mahalo for the update chesta, will update the count.
Gerri

-----Original Message-----
From: Chester Otani
To: Gerri Digmon
Sent: Sat, Feb 5, 2011 4:17 pm
Subject: Mini-reunion for Pamela Machida

Gerri:

So far I have 5 people for the luncheon at Tsukijis: Marge, Wally, Frances, Lillian, Marian and myself.

Aloha, Chesta.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 4:16 PM
Subject: RE: 2/5/11

Hi Hal,

Gee, I didn't realize Warren had passed away.
Ernest lives near my son's place so I'll try to stop by and let him know about the 16th.
Take care and see you then.

Pam

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----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 7:49 PM
Subject: 1957 Washington Intermediate Reunion

Hi, Hal….yes, there is a committee possibly planning an Intermediate School reunion.
I got a call from Gary Yamagata asking whether someone like you would be able to find out or get a list
of classmates from Kaimuki High who attended Washington Inter. In 1957.
Apparently Amy Nakashima is on this committee and anxious to make contact with interested parties.
Anyway, told him to say hello to Amy and would love to hear from her.

Now, if you are able to or even willing to give time to this request, how would you like to make contact?
Should I give Gary your email address?
When I asked him how I should best contact him, he said email to his wife’s address.
Contacting him at the right time would be difficult.
Would you prefer to have his wife, Charlene’s email address?
Guess I’m being presumptuous, but did say to Gary if anyone could get this info, you could.
Let me know what your thoughts are, as this has nothing to do with our school, but some of our classmates
may be interested.
You could also post something in our blog for interested classmates to respond to.
Thanks for your help, as always. Elsie
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 9:08 AM
Subject: Wed, 2/16 Tsukiji KHS talk story Luncheon

Harold, Chesta, Pam etal,
Chesta the KHS foundation sounds great, mahalo for this worthwhile heads up info, will follow-up.
I know the Mabe family well and Harris plus others will be joining us for this get together on 2/16.
Since Pam was a Les Chantelles member, I decided to check if any of these classmates are around, FYI many
are off island.
We have a nice turn out and we look forward to talk story with everyone.
Everyone is welcome to this KHS luncheon at Tsukiji's, it will be fun.
Aloha, Gerri

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----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 6:57 PM
Subject: Kaimuki High School Foundation annual fundraiser

Kaimuk High School Foundation is sponsering their annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 19, 2011,
from 4:30 to 8:30 PM.

It usually includes dinner, silent auction, door prizes and entertainment.
It starts at the school cafeteria and moves to the school auditorium.

Tickets are $25 donation or more.
Donations above $5 may be tax deductible.
KHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

They prefer that you RSVP by March 4, 2011 by mailing them the following information (but last minute
guests are welcome; donations can be made at the reception table):

Name, address, city, state, zip code.
They also ask for home, business and other phone numbers.
I usually don't give out this information.
They also ask for email address.
I, also, don't give out this information.

Include information about how many tickets you want @ $25 each, plus any separate donation you might
want to make.

Please send checks payable to: Kaimuki High School Foundation 2705 Kaimuki Avenue
Honolulu, HI, 96816-1396

The tickets you order can be picked up at the reception table at the cafeteria.
The request for RSVP is so that the cafeteria staff will know how many dinners to prepare.
You can show up unannounced.

Through donations, the Foundation has been able to donate over $100,000 to the school to help fund projects
and support student activities since 2003.

Some of the projects that have been funded by the Foundation for the 2010-2011 school year are:

1. The purchase of computers for student use in the school library.

2. Supporting the development and offering of a College and Career Fair for all students.

3. Subsidizing the transportation costs for Science students to study the Paepae o Heeia ancient fish pond.

4. Providing funding for the purchase of a Classroom Performance System designed to enhance the learning of
current and future science students.

5. Funding to development and implementation of the first Robatics program at Kaimuki High School.

6. Funding to support programs designed to enhance reading and testing skills.

It is hoped that the Class of 1960 can help the Foundation help the students at Kaimuki High School.

If you cannot make it on March 19, 2011, perhaps you might consider a donation.
Mahalo.
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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 11:49 AM
Subject: Get together

Hi Hal,

Gerri suggested I get in touch with you right away so you could put a note on the blog about our get together at
Tsukiji on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 11:30am.
She asked who I knew and wanted to attend as far as males so they wouldn't think it's only for the women.
I suggested Wayne Yamasaki, Mel Cabang, Warren Fujii, Harris Mabe (the Kapahulu guys), Ernest Nogawa,
Kenneth Matsuura, and Abu!!
I looked through the yearbook cuz I haven't seen these classmates since high school except for Wayne and Ken
and Ernest.
Hopefully we'll have some guys there.....of course you'll be there....right?
I'll call my cousin, Pat Torigoe Kawano, and email Carol Eto since I just got her email address.
Thanks.

Leave in the morning so am going nuts but should be packed and ready shortly.
See you soon.

Pam Machida Halford
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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela machida halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:01 AM
Subject: RE: 2/2/11

Hi everybody,

Will be at Tsukiji's in Ala Moana Center at 11:30 with bells on!!! he he he
Just a figure of speech!!
Gerri, almost forgot I was in Les Chantelles - too long ago!!

Pam
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February 2, 2011
Gung Hee Fat Choy to you both too Clarence... 'here in Singapore' ?... sounds like that's where you're at.
In any case, enjoy the dawn of the Lunar New Year.
Yes I did notice you and Suellen in the pictures with Verna, along with Bing, June, Carole and spouses.
Out of consideration for privacy and sensitivity to the situation, I've removed Verna's email address from
the email recipient list (it was the only way I could communicate with her daughter) and, I'm guessing,
that address may soon be no longer viable anyway... below my last email, with a copy of the 1/29/11
email blog, sent to her daughter via Verna's email address :
----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Verna Chang
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 4:13 AM
Subject: KHS email

Susan,

Thought I'd pass this email along to let you know what was written.
I will be removing your Mom's email address from the list but be assured she will always be remembered.

Sincerely with Aloha,
Harold
Thanks Gerri, will pass on the info... confirming the lunch date for Wednesday, February 16, 11:30AM
at Tsukiji Fish Market and Restaurant, top floor Mauka (by Shirokiya), Ala Moana Center.
Call Gerri or email me to update the reservation count... or just to relay a story or two, or relay your
greetings to Pam and the others at the lunch... or here on the blog.

Barring the unforeseen or unexpected, see you at the lunch Pam.

Hal
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----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: 1/29/11

Hal,

Sad to hear of Verna's unexpected passing.
Suellen and I sat across from her at Pearl Country Club and I'll admit I didn't recognize her
though she did me.
We had a pleasant evening of catching up and thank her daughter for sharing.
If you forward emails to her family, please convey our condolences and support.

Clarence
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: 1/29/11

Susan Ham, Harold, Pamela, dear friends.
Susan, I am shocked and just crushed to hear of your dearest Mom's unanticipated passing.
Verna was always a vibrant lovely and super intelligent person to me and my family.
Verna and the family were my next door Palolo neighbors and she was always an upbeat gal
although we would later run into each other occasionally over the years we would talk and
try to hook up for lunch or coffee busy as we were but unfortunately we never made it.
Verna worked in Waipahu at the time and I also worked long hours in Waikiki.
We spoke briefly in passing at the reunion and unfortunately there was not enough time for quality
talking time in that one short evening.
She told me that your grandma was well, I am sick that we never found the time to get together.
Our deepest and sincerest prayers and sympathies go to you, and your family.
Have not seen your grandma, Carol or your uncle since, please extend our heartfelt condolences
on this very sad sad tragic loss for all who knew Verna.
Verna was full of life and had so much more of life ahead of her.
Our warmest aloha Gerri and Jack Digmon

Pam, glad that your Honolulu dates are set, we have scheduled lunch on Wednesday, February 16
at 1130am at Tsukiji's on the 4th floor at Ala Moana and we are anxiously looking forward to seeing
you then.
Not everyone in your Les Chanteles club resides in Honolulu but other classmates are joining us and we
are all looking forward to lunching and catching up on old times with you and everyone else.
It is not easy to contact everyone but anyone is most welcome to join Pamela's fun lunch gathering,
the more the merrier.
Just send an email to dear Harold so that we can update the reservation count.
Also if anyone can recall old stories for school days please share with with us.
Aloha nui nui, Gerri digmon
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----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:33 AM
Subject: RE: 1/29/11

Hi Hal,

Just wanted to thank Chester for the list of discounts for seniors!!!
Since I'll be there shortly, it's good to know.

Thanks, Gerri, for the note.
Will get in touch with you also.
I'll be staying at my son's at the beginning and then at my aunty's.

Much Aloha, Pam Machida Halford
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January 29, 2011
I wrote back to Susan Ham as soon as I read the sad news :
Susan,
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.
Harold
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
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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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