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52 Years - Memories: August '12

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 the 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.

Alfred Won,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,Avis Gima

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

Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,
Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Carolyn Eugenio,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.Douglas Yoshimura, Duane Aguiar

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

Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi

Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas

Irene Rocha

Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,June Yanazawa

Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Taira,
Kenneth Yoshioka

Lance Ishihiro,LaVerne Nishimura,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;Nathan Chong

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

Ralph Yamasaki,Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore, Robert Mito,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

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

Wade Morikone,Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino
AUGUST 2012 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:
August 27, 2012
OK Pearl... this Friday, August 31... deadline to sign up for all the rest of the Vegas reunion activities that
haven't been signed up for already.
Pam, there are quite a few of our classmates who have gone through a similar experience so I'm sure all
will be fine with you in time... take care and be well.
Ditto to all of that, Pearl.
I guess as we age, the frailties of our bodies may seem to belie the strength of our minds... but we somehow
do overcome and manage.
And it's nice to have the memories of our carefree and sometimes rambunctious youth of our school days.
Raynor, what I often hear in Hawaii is the informal version 'Sho ga nai'... pretty much the world over probably
has some form of that thinking, i.e. the French 'C'est la vie' and of course the current young generation's
'It is what it is'... and Hawaii's somewhat similar version, 'whatevahs'.
More news and tips for LV - October :
Everything Las Vegas # 797 is now posted here:
----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:48 PM

Please remind our classmates on blog.
I will be on vacation until 9/4, any inquires can go to Muriel or Bobbie.

----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:16 PM
Subject: HI

Hi Everybody,

Just thought I'd get on the computer to let you know that i had my full knee replacement surgery on Friday,
August 17, and came home yesterday, August 20!!
I'm alive and well but in a lot of pain.
I really didn't think this would involve that much pain!!
When I told the physical therapist that, he thought I was nuts not expecting a lot of pain when you cut the
bone, nail in a new knee, etc. etc.
I thought if you survive having a kid (child birth) that you can handle anything.....except a full knee
replacement surgery!!!
But I'm sure in a few weeks, it too will pass!!! (I sure hope so)!! But at least it's over.

Thank you for your cards, calls, etc.
Sorry I didn't call some of you back but I've not been that mobile.

Please continue to send emails but please, no forwards.
I had 133 emails and don't think I'll be able to get through a lot of them.
Thank you for your continued prayers which I treasure.
Love you all so much, Pam

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: 8/20/12

So good to hear that Nuk's on the mend and read the book he always writes.
Could have left that crap out, but I guess that's how it is in the hospitals.
Hope I can visit with them should they come home in December.
A speedy recovery, Nuk.
All our prayers are with you.

To Doug Savage, a survivor in his own right, the courage you have shown everyone is awesome.

To Sandy Ishimoto Yamada, another struggling survivor but never out of spirit

To these special classmates we send our love and well wishes.
To everyone else who are already 70 and going be 70 soon, well wishes too.
Take one day at a time and simply enjoy it.

----- Original Message -----
From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 5:10 AM
Subject: Re: 8/20/12

Aloha Ohana,

Just a few comments on all the neat insights, thoughts and experiences from our class.
Nuk, I've been through a lot of what you experienced and it is, there's no nice way to put it, de-humanizing.
Also, as many of you know, I spent a lot of time in hospitals watching my Mother slowly spiral down from a
vibrant, energetic human being to an entity that could not feed herself, speak or move any part of the
right side of her body.
It must have been a living hell to be put into a prison inside your body.
Her eyes told us much of the frustration ands anger she was going through having to put up with the loss of
a lot of what she took for granted.
Over and over again, I kept saying to myself, take good notes of what you are seeing for it is a path you may
have to walk one day and think of how you will handle it.
I hope that I can embrace the Japanese concept of "Shikata Ga Nai" "it can't be helped".

One comment on Matsumoto's Shave Ice.
I took a morning off to drive around Oanu and did stop at Matsumoto's.
The parking lot was a zoo but I patiently stood in line (counted about 16 people ahead of me).
When my turn came around, I ordered my usual "rainbow" special.
What a disappointment.
The syrups used were so sweet I had about a third of the order and threw it away.
Don't know how to explain it but will stop at Aoki's the next time.

Keep well

August 20, 2012
Thanks Roy, we too have sorely missed Nuk's masterpieces.
Appreciate Nuk's candidness in writing about his experience.
I'm sure it will prove helpful for others facing, or helping/knowing someone in a similar situation.
As I've mentioned before, it's not only memories and communication that make up the blog.
The tips, advice, experiences and other things shared are welcome too.
Robert, Brenda... Schastlivogo Puti (Bon Voyage) !
Sounds like you both are going to have a grand adventure.
I haven't been to Matsumoto's in a long, long while, Roy.
Will have to check out your assessment of both shaved ice establishments... just for research of course.
More information and tips for the October LV trip/reunion :
Everything Las Vegas Issue # 786 is now posted here:
And for the guys (and gals) who want to relive the old days of playing pinball machines at the bowling
alleys, pool halls, saimin stands, and other fine establishments of the time... the link below.
Get together during the reunion, cruise on over, then have a blast.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:11 PM
Subject: Fw: Hospitals


Please review Nuk's email and place in your blog.
When I said I missed Bob's novels, I didn't expect a sequel to "War and Peace".
We may get novellas from Bob again.
What have I done?


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Robert Nukushina
To: Roy Okano
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: Hospitals

I'm back home.
My short term memory is poor; funny, that I can remember that.
I have a lot of bruises on the inside of my elbows from the hospital sucking blood out of my arms at
every shift change.
I was wired up to a monitor so I really couldn't move far from the bed.
I was in ICU most of the time which is right down the hall from the emergency room.
There aren't any toilets in the ICU rooms.
So I got used to peeing into a pitcher in front of people.
There are no doors either.
There is no wall facing the hallway to the nurse's station; just a large wall size curtain.
The ICU is really designed for the nurses so they can get to you quickly if you decide to croak while
they are on duty.
With no wall, they can get in quickly, and there's no door to squeeze through to get you out.
The beds are very light on wheels, ready to roll.
The bed mattress is constantly moving under you, adjusting to how you lay in bed.
I'm told, it is to prevent bed sores.
There's no privacy which didn't bother me.
I was wearing underwear under my hospital gown and I wondered why, since I'm peeing and pooping
in public.
It would be just easier not to wear any.
When I tried to walk down the hall to the rest room to take a crap, one nurse said to get back into the bed;
I am not to get out of the bed.
When I explained what I wanted to do; she rolled in a porta toilet; a toilet seat and bowl.
I would find that hard to take a crap in open public.
The large curtain helped.
For the most part, the curtain is wide open.
Hospital personnel come in, do their exams/tests, and always leave the curtain open when they leave.
The last night I got a room upstairs where there are toilets in the rooms. Hurray!
But now it seemed like work to walk a half dozen steps to the head.
It was easier to piss in the bottle.
I was now wired to a portable monitor which I carried with me so there was no TV screen in my room to
see if I was stll alive.
Some of the nurses/techs are very pretty.
They knew all about me via the grapevine.
I guess they are all curious about the patients they were going to get.
Every one was very friendly and helpful.
I was wired up to a monitor like all patients in the ICU where they have the TV monitor next to my bed
(as well as the nurses's station) of the vital signs; even the blood oxygen level; I even saw my oxygen level
at 100% even though I think my lung capacity is only about 30% of what it used to be.
I disconnected the monitor several times, and none of the nurses noticed.
Well, so much for how well that works.
They only notice when you want to take a crap.
They also give you stool softening pills which I refused since I don't have problems.
LOL, dang crap came out like rocks. It was like dropping rocks in an empty plastic bucket.
You don't really need toilet paper.
My heart rate also dropped to as low as 48 beats per minute, but stayed mostly in the low 50s.
That's near death isn't it?
I noticed every time I talked to a nurse, it would shoot up to 66, still low but it shows I'm not brain dead.
I didn't get much sleep because I was hooked to a high blood pressure monitor which recorded every hour.
It woke me up every time I felt the tightening cuff.
Even with that, someone would come in and take my BP periodically with their own machine.
My blood pressure was 110/60 which my attending physician said was too low.
She said for old people, it should be about 130/90.
Too low and they kick off.
I'm listening to her since she is a good looking, smart, Vietnamese doctor.
She was surprised I was going to be 70 in a couple months.
She thought I was far younger.
I looked in the mirror again; nope I still look like I'm 69.
The doctor also told me I took very few medications compared to people in their 40s.
So Roy, you are in very good shape.
I also talked to the neurologist on duty.
I had a small stroke but I do show definite weakness on the left side.
I don't feel like myself but I'm hoping it was the sleepless first night there.
I have fallen down on my left side because I couldn't keep my balance.
But not from dizziness.
I can't drive for now.
I feel like I'm driving too slow and had to watch the speedometer to see how fast I was going.
I used to be able to judge what my speed was without looking at the speedometer.
I almost hit the curb from driving too close to it, and almost drove into my front yard when I tried to drive up the
driveway and simply press the remote control for the garage door; can't do two simple things at the same time.
Today(Saturday), a therapist is coming to the house to provide outpatient service.
Uni (my pet dog) completely ignored me when I got home, being only concerned about the wife.
Thanks a lot you mutt.
I think more about the welfare of that dog than the wife does.
There is no justice; you are right, there is no god.

'Let no good deed go unpunished'
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: 8/11/12

Aloha Friends!

Brenda and I leave tomorrow for Eastern Siberia (Lake Baikal) where she will teach and we will visit some very
beautiful places and people.
We will update when we return,
Meanwhile may all of you enjoy peace, health and joy.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: 8/11/12

Betty, don't judge a restaurant by it's advertisement.
Ads always look good; they're suppose to entice you.
I've been to Jamison's twice this year thinking the first time was a fluke, but the second time was not any better.
My friend from Washington was really disappointed with her salad and me with my veggie burger.
Breakers has better food and the price and service are better.
I didn't notice any significant different between Matsumoto Shave Ice and Aoki's Shave Ice except the advertisement.
You have less of a wait at Aoki's and the workers seemed friendlier.
I don't know if I mentioned this before, but eating is one of my hobbies.

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners."
- Johnny Carson
August 11, 2012
Slug, much like Sonny's 'Rose' & Makati SW, Doug's testimonial and a few others, I'll try to post a link to a site
that has the same content or subject to keep the blog as short as possible.
If I can't readily locate a site to link to, and if the subject/content has passed Hal's very biased standards, I'll just
go ahead and post what I can on the blog, similar to Bing's poem post and others like it.
I think you nailed it Slug... I had to look it up after reading your email.
According to Wikipedia, Kamehameha, Punahou and Mckinley were the founding ILH schools... the other five
were onboard by the time we entered high school... Kalani joining shortly thereafter.
Apparently there were five original schools in the ROIA, Kailua coming aboard shortly after.
There are currently, I believe 28 ILH schools with more than 3/4ths of them involved in major sports.
Same with the OIA.
Hank, great to see you enjoying the retired life... so when is Bing going to do the same ?
Reading and smiling at her comment on the weather to Carol Chock Tom, as I know you all are going through a
heat wave back on the E. Coast
And Carol, glad you enjoyed that last blog post as that is one of the reasons for the blog's existence.
We all know about the security lapses that sometimes occur with today's technology but this one in particular did
happen to a technology writer who would have been far more informed then we are.
With that in mind, I've posted some links to possibly help with email security (for the major providers) if needed.
----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:30 PM
Subject: FW: This is a keeper.........................


Roy thought this would be good for your blog.

I grew up with practical parents.
A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it.
She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it.
A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones".
( continued in link below )
----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:08 PM
Subject: RE: 8/8/12


Let try to figure the ILH & OIA teams during our era.

ILH: Punahou, Kamehameha, St. Louis & Iolani. Kaimuki, Roosevelt, McKinley & Farrington.

OIA: Kailua, Castle, Kahuku, Waialua, Leilehua & Waipahu.

As I was reading this blog about Hank's family tree...the thought came to, that is the "power of duplication."
I bet his family reunion is awesome.
He is truely blessed.

Make it a great week & 2012...OWN IT!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:55 AM
Subject: RE: 8/8/12

Jean and Boyd, Congratulations!!!
You guys rock!!!
Good luck on your new adventures.

Chester, thanks for all the information.
I really enjoyed the sites.

Hank is loving his retirement, he is taking photography classes.
His 5 best buddies have also retired so they do stuff together.
They just went to a Washington Nationals baseball game.
The stadium is walking distance from our townhouse.
The Nationals have a new catcher who was born in Hawaii and went to Baldwin High School.
His name is Kurt Suzuki.
He was traded from the Oakland A’s team very recently.
Interestingly my mother’s maiden name was Suzuki and my brother Henry’s oldest son’s name is Kurt.
But the new catcher is not related tous.

Carol Chock Tom, you are waiting for “cooler weather”?
Where are you anyway?

Roy, wow, I never heard of the obscure belief of “ignostic” before.
Thanks for the info.
So I went straight to Wikipedia.
In case one of our classmates also didn’t know about this theological position, the following is the Wikipedia
This was interesting but a little heavy for me.
Sorry to hear that Jameson’s By the Sea in Haleiwa is not recommended by Roy.
We liked their website and had it on our list for the next visit to Oahu.

Bing Bradshaw
----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Chock Tom
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: 8/4/12

Thanks again for keeping this blog going...this last one was so filled with so much nostalgia and memories...
what a treat!

Blessings, Carol
August 8, 2012
Well said Carol, thanks for your thoughts and reflections... say hello to Sandy for us next time you see or write her.
Glad you got the emails Doug, and thanks again for your thoughts and tips... keep 'em coming.
Thanks Bing, didn't know that about Kyla Ross, what with the overload of Olympics info going by it was easy to miss.
But you know, when I saw Gabby's last name I immediately wondered the same about any connection with Hank.
Although the newspaper article by June Watanabe was published a couple years or so ago, it's still timeless... good
find Chester.
Another nice find in that film clip, Chester.
Whoa, you had a jackpot day Chester... neat find on the Worley's... and a belated congrats on a great career to them.
No black felt pen censoring needed for your post, Roy... and thanks for bringing up some really vivid, fond and fun
memories with the many old-time places and experiences you mentioned.
Roy's and Chester's posts on old-time memories bring this blog back to what part of it was intended to be... memories.
June Watanabe's article mentions a lot of old names that stir those old-time memories, like Aloha Motors, Kodak Hula
Show, Pan American Airways, Lurline, Civic Auditorium, Chunky's, Kuhio Grill, Oasis Cafe, Kau Kau Corner, King's
Bakery, KDI, Kaimuki Bowl, Rainbow Roller Land, Queen's Surf, of course Honolulu Stadium and so many more.
Post your memories... good, bad or funny, no mattah... on these old-time places and experiences... and no fo-get...
this blog is also for classmate communication.
The article also mentions there being only 8 schools in the old ILH and 6 schools in the ROIA (now OIA)... can any of
you remember all 8 ILH schools, or better yet all those 8 and the 6 ROIA schools ?
Lastly, for those heading to LV in October, or any other time, another LV opening/closing calendar update.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Chock Tom
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: 8/4/12

Hi Hal and classmates,

I agree with Bing...there are all kinds of beliefs and we have a lot of choices!
Roy is an atheist, Bing is a pantheist and I am a Christian.
This stage of our lives is an opportune time to think about our beliefs and to seek the truth, wherever that leads us.
For some of us, life was so busy, too busy maybe, to address this side of ourselves.

Had a chance to spend some time with Sandy Kimura Rongitsch a couple weeks ago.
She moved from Maui about 3 years ago and we've been emailing but this was only the second time that we were
able to get together.
She's doing great with some volunteer work and enjoying her grandsons..
We had so much fun catching up with each other in person and I got to meet her daughter and family.

Glad that Doug Savage has email now and can access this blog. Welcome!

Sorry I'm going to miss the LV reunion but I know those going will have a great time together.
Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing pictures.
BTW Hal, I don't have a problem with giving out my email address.
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer, altho' I certainly am looking forward to cooler weather...hopefully soon!

Blessings, Carol
----- Original Message -----
From: doug savage
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: 8/4/12


I just wanted to let you know that I received your email and messages.
I read through all of them and looked at all of your photos. thanks for keeping me up to date.
It was fun reminiscing about the past. thanks again and I will keep in touch.

Doug Savage.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: 15 year old Kyla was born in Hawaii

When Kyla appeared, Hank said, she looks poi-dog. She is.

"Kyla Briana Ross (born October 24, 1996) is an American artistic gymnast who is a member of the gold
medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kyla Ross was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jason and Kiana Ross.
Her father is black and Japanese, and her mother is Filipino and Puerto Rican.
She has two younger siblings, and she attends Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California".

We were watching the American women’s gymnastics team in particular because one of the member’s last
name is Douglas, the same as Hank’s last name.
She is Gabby Douglas, dubbed the flying squirrel.
Hank’s cousins are trying to figure out whether Gabby Douglas, the American Olympic gold medal winner is
related to them.

How come they don’t know? There are too many in the immediate Douglas family.
1. Hank’s father was one of 12 children. All 9 males served in World War II. There are still 7 survivors in
their late 80’s or early 90’s, two aunts and 5 uncles.
2. All 12 of that generation got married and had on the average 4 children, which meant that Hank has
around 48 first cousins.
3. Hank and his first cousins got married once or twice. Today, every first cousin is retired. The first
cousin’s children number about 200.
4. Those 200 are averaging 3 children, and that next generation now totals a little under 600.
5. Some of those 600 are now graduating from college and getting married. Gabby would belong to that
group. A dozen or so have young children.

For the last 30 years, the Douglas family (from the original 12) has a reunion every year at the Naval Recreation
Park at Solomon, Maryland.
The family reserves the park accommodations for free because there were 9 World War II veterans in the
original 12, 5 of whom are still alive.
Hank and his now retired first cousins are just beginning to research their family tree.
They started with the original 12 and went backwards.
It now goes back to 1830, which is amazing for black American families to go back before the civil war of 1860.
But there are gaps in the last three generations, especially from the 5 of the original 12 that have passed away
and those who have moved to other states.

About 400 family members attend the family reunion.
And they try to fill in the gaps and document the newest members of the family.
The effort has been a labor of love led by his cousin Cheryl Douglas (a retired Pentagon procurement officer),
her husband Gary Cooper (a retired medical doctor), and their daughter Mickey Cooper.
After they get word of mouth information, they go to the Census bureau, newspapers, church archives, internet
search and other registries to verify information.
Only after independent verification do they add a person to the family tree.

They think there is a good chance that Gabby is a blood relative because her father’s name was Tim and there
was a Tim Douglas in the family.
But that is not a priority because they haven’t completely documented their own generation.
After that it will be their children’s generation and then their children’s children which could lead to Gabby.

Bing Bradshaw
----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 9:12 PM
Subject: OAHU Nostalgia

'It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.'
By June Watanabe Honolulu Star-Bulletin

How much a part of all our lives are the memories of places gone, "some forever, not for better,"
as the Beatles lamented in the '60s?
From the inevitable disappearance of once-packed drive-in theaters and favorite saimin stands to
a quaint Hawaiian village at Ala Moana Park and iconic sugar mills, those of us around when
Hawaii became a state can chronicle both the changes in our lives and in the islands we call home.
( For more, click on the link below )
----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 8:23 PM
Subject: 1959 Film Clip of the 50th State

Neat film clip about Hawaii when it was the new 50th state.,
----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 12:59 PM
Subject: Jean and Boyd Worley Retire

On my recent trip to Alaska, I saw both Jean and Boyd Worley in Skagway, Alaska.
While looking up information on Skagway, I found this article on the internet.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: 8/4/12

I learned of yet another "obscure" belief; Bing's pantheist.
The other day I learned of ignostic.
I respect all the theological beliefs and there are many.
It's nice to know that I can chose from so many should I need one.
However, the more knowledge I gain, the more difficult it gets for me to believe in a deity.
Enough or Harold will censor me.
We can meet outside the blog to continue on.
Speaking of meeting, are we planning a mini get-together again soon?
Gerri did a fine job on our last get-together at Tsukiji's.

Went to the North Shore on Thursday.
Made many stops along the way to take photos.
The ocean was flat most of the day.
Haleiwa town keeps evolving.
I couldn't find the new location of Kua'aina.
Jamison's is no longer the place to eat.
Their meals are expensive and poor in quality.
My veggie burger looked and tasted like a frozen patty.
My friends salad looked like something out of a bag with little pieces of cheese and ham thrown in.
I like Breakers. They make a fantastic Tuna Melt. Prices are very good too.
It was interesting to see the long lines at Matsumoto's Shave Ice and only a handful at Aoki's Shave Ice.
I liked Aoki's better. It was nostalgic to walk through Aoki's.
The 5-cent (how come there is no cent symbol on PCs?) sign sure brought back memories.
Today, shave ice costs over a dollar. Maybe it's because of the plastic cup and spoon.
Our days, it was paper cones and flat wooden spoons.
Had to eat fast or the paper cones got soaked and leaked.
And if you had a brain, it would freeze.
A brain-freeze hurt like hell and I should know; I used to get migraines.
Shave ice with ice cream and/or azuki beans cost over $2.
I remember paying only 15-cents in McCully. But that was a long time ago.
A Hersey bar was a nickel; today it's close to a dollar and seems smaller.
I miss soda pop in a glass bottle; tasted a lot better than from a can.
Green River and Nehi orange.
I used to visit the Nehi "plant" on King Street and watch them bottle the soda.
Sometimes one of the workers would let us have a bottle of "warm" soda.
Those were the good ole days; people seemed a lot more sociable and tolerant.
Soda machines were easier to "break" into.
The more difficult ones required a bottle opener and a straw.
There weren't "criminals" then; only smart thinking kids with too much free time.
We collected glass bottles from around the neighborhood, washed them and sold them to pet stores.
Kim-Chee and mayonnaise bottles were premium.
The invention of plastic bags destroyed our "business".
We didn't know about grass; not that we would have gotten into the drug business.
Years later one of the guys did go to prison for selling MJ.
I really miss those days.
Walking to school bare-footed.
Running in the rain and walking in the puddles after school.
Getting home and having hot cocoa and a cookie.
Listening to all our favorite characters on the radio; Hopalong Cassidy, Cisco Kid, Sky King, etc.
Radio was great; you can let your imagination go wild.
I think I learned to like classical music because of the "Standard School Broadcast" with Carmen Dragon
in elementary school.
Every Thursday, the entire school would gather in the cafeteria dinning room and listen to classical music
for a half hour.
And cafeteria duty. I used to sign in early for pots-and-pans.
School lunches were all made fresh; not box lunches or junk-food with empty calories.
Well, boys and girls, see you again next week.
Until then remember, listen to your mother and father and take care of your little brother or sister.
Do all your chores.
And smile.

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners."
- Johnny Carson
August 4, 2012
Hi Carolyn, great to hear from you... I remember you well from high school... believe we were in some
of the same classrooms at one time or another.
Because of privacy and security concerns, I won't directly provide email addresses nor show them in the
blog posts, as you might have noticed.
What I can do, as I've done for other classmates, is to forward your email to any specific classmate that
you'd like to contact and with your email address intact... note that a non-response by the classmate
may not necessarily mean a no-contact preference... I can't always be sure that email addresses are
correct or current.
Conversely, any classmate(s) on the blog list wishing to contact you can send me a similar email which
I can then forward to you... convoluted yes, but keeps privacy and security reasonably intact.
Hope this answers the question and things work out for you.
Thanks Roy for helping to pass it on, and Doug for his thoughts/tips.
Bing, as you know, I try to avoid directly posting items with obvious heavy religious or political tones...
or any other subject matter similar in nature.
But, with the usual careful consideration, I can't see where your post qualifies as such and view it much
in the same vein as Roy's post or Doug Savage Yoshimura's story.
As such, seeing no objectionable religious bent or political rant, your post is below and in full.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Canubida
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: 7/31/12

Hi Hal!

I'm new to this reunion business, but I'm happy to be reconnecting with old friends.
Is there a way to get emails for the classmates on your list?
I would love to get in touch with those who weren't at the April reunion.
Thanks for keeping us updated.

Carolyn Eugenio Canubida
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Cc: Roy Okano
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:13 AM
Subject: Fw: "Wisdom tips" from Doug-Savage Yoshimura

Doug Savage's "Wisdom tips" for August:

"Do not always go by what you see or you hear, for things are not always what they appear to be."

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 5:45 AM
Subject: RE: 7/31/12

There are all kinds of beliefs.
I am a pantheist.
My belief can be summed up in the following poem.

All roads that lead to God are good.
What matters it, your faith, or mine?
Both center at the goal divine
Of love’s eternal Brotherhood.

The kindly life in house or street –
The life of prayer and mystic rite –
The student’s search for truth and light –
These paths at one great Junction meet.

Before the oldest book was writ,
Full many a prehistoric soul
Arrived at this unchanging goal,
Through changeless Love, that leads to it.

What matters that one found his Christ
In rising sun, or burning fire?
In faith within him did not tire,
His longing for the Truth sufficed.

Before our modern hell was brought
To edify the modern world,
Full many a hate-filled soul was hurled
In lakes of fire by its own thought.

A thousand creeds have come and gone,
But what is that to you or me?
Creeds are but branches of a tree –
The root of love lives on and on.

Though branch by branch proved withered wood,
The root is warm with precious wine.
Then keep your faith, and leave me mine –
All roads that lead to God are good.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~

Bing Bradshaw
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 April 24, 2012 ) .

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