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53 Years - Memories: April '13

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 these 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,Doris Toyooka,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 Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,June Yanazawa

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

Lance Ishihiro,LaVerne Nishimura,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane

Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Malcolm Ahlo,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Tang,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura

Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza;Nathan Chong

Pamela Machida,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 Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui

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

Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

APRIL 2013 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:


April 28, 2013

Thanks Gerri and Pam for the invite to join in... for others wanting to join in also, give Gerri a call or email her or myself
to allow for a headcount.

For those unable to attend Mike Tang's service, pause for a moment of thought anyway for not only Mike and Alexander,
but also the many others who have left us this year and the many years past.



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: halinhi
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 11:39 AM

Harold forgot to mention that regular cost of lunch is $20,95.
Senior discount for 65yrs plus is 25%.
Inclusive cost with the senior discount, tax and tip comes to $18.81 or shall we say $19.00.



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: halinhi
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 11:19 AM


Lunch is set for Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:30am at Tsukijii's, Ala Moana Shopping Center Halekipa Terrace 4th floor,
mauka side.
A good chance to "Talk Story" again with everyone so do confirm your presence by email as soon as possible.
Do you realize that almost 6 months of 2013 gone has elapsed, we need to break bread again and catch up with each
I understand there is talk that Tsukijii's was due for renovation, however, talking with Cameron at Tsukijii, there is no
truth to this.

Also, I'm sure that some of you may have noticed the article last week that another dear classmate, Alexander Hill
has passed.
Alexander lived in Hilo, a sweet gentleman and Alex, too, will be missed.
Malama pono, a hui ho.

Gerri B.D


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-khs60
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 10:34 PM

Dear friends, It is extremely difficult for Jack and I, and I'm sure for Mike's many friends to accept that Mike has left us.
I feel that Mike is still a phone call away especially since we are fortunate that Mike attended my dinner on April 12th
and we briefly talked.
Mike asked Jack if he wanted to go fishing, Jack declined but asked about golfing.
Mike said that he was not ready(recuperating from his surgery) and we said that we gotta get together again.
When having casual gatherings, I always called Mike and Aileen first.
We have socialized often since mid 60's.
Reflecting back, I did not know Mike in high school ( I now see pictures that we were in the same 7th grade KIS class)
we first crossed paths in our senior year because Mr. Dutcher out of the blue imposed the Chair on me for the 1960
May Day program.
This new chairing experience was a revelation to my then idle naive mentality that I now have fond memories of.
I distinctly remember Mike who volunteered with Noel Chung for the arts and props committee advised by Mr. Kim and
chaired by Matilda Muraoka Seichi, how fortunate for me.
The theme I selected was "Around the World with the Merry Monarch" (played by Melvin Cabang and factual haole
advisors, Don Anderson, Charles Gregory & Jerry Miller).
What Mike produced for the art and props staging for each country just blew me away.
Mike's unassuming ingenious creativity on a budget impressed me immensely when discussing and completing his
talented work, we jelled and I never forgot the amazing Mike Tang.
We bumped into Mike at Univ. of Wash 's Hawaiian luau in 1962 then ran into Mike and Aileen at Ala Moana Shopping
Center in Hon where we first agreed to have dinner.
After this meeting through the years this started us dining everywhere possible, you name it, Monarch Room, Surfroom,
Bobby McGee's, Bistro, Red Vest, Black Angus, Victoria Station, Bali's, Maile Room, Hy's , 3rd floor, Michel's, etc.
just naming a few places that we wined and dined ourselves at.
We also pot lucked with Mike & Aileen's lovely families and friends, we took turns cooking, had wine tastings, surprise
birthday parties, luaus, weddings, annual yummy Valentine dinners where Jack and Mike took turns surprising and
preparing our special dinners, Aileen and I did nothing but eat, a great treat.
Mike and Jack quickly learned how to become excellent cooks.
At one of Mike's birthday party's at Mike's gorgeous St. Louis Hts. home I had to talk about Mike, well... after much
research, Mike is indubitably "squeaky clean", no high school dirt, nada. a true angel from heaven.
I queryed Mike about girlfriends, etc. and was told none, Mike's Dad was super strict no if's or but's Mike reported home
by 8pm daily.
As we know the 50's was another time so I absolutely comprehend this cultural thinking, anyway another fantastic
birthday for Mike.
So many parties, Aileen throws great parties and we always ate too well.
Mike masterfully designed and built 2 beautiful homes (Hawaii Kai and St. Louis Hts.) among other things and Mike was
a true sportsman, christened his first fishing boat in Hawaii Kai, fished everywhere( Jack's not a fisherman), the Tangs
also got us into golfing.
Very much like Jack and I, Mike was also interested and open to new experiences.
We took a cruise to Ensenada, that was fun, it was so hot and we were thirsty, they did not serve water at the Mexican
bar so we had tequila, Aileen and I had difficulty walking back to the ship, but Aileen was so thirsty she gulped the
tequila down, we did not see Aileen until the next evening I believe.
The Tangs have beautiful children, Monica and Nick plus darling grandchildren and large families.
So much more grand memories and times together that we enjoyed.
This sudden passing of our cherished lifetime friend Mike is profoundly jolting and a great loss.
I still feel Mike's strong presence around he was big as life, intelligent, fun-loving, compassionate, good natured, soft
spoken, Mike was the real deal and a class act, one of a kind, we will miss him tremendously, gentle Mike may be
gone but Mike will never be forgotten for Jack and myself.
Our prayers and blessing are with the Tang Ohana.
Blessing also to you our dear friends.

Gerri B and Jack Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:52 AM

Another classmate gone.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny (Francisco) Tambunting
To: Brenda Ignacio Gore ; Paul Texiera ; Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:17 PM
Subject: Request for Prayers

Mabuhay to all!!
Had been super busy during the past few months, just turned 70 last April 2.
My body says 80 but I feel 25 and my mind is 15, I am super confused.
This July 28 my wife, Terry and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
One of these days I will realize that I am also married with 4 sons, 2 daughters and 18 grand children.
Our Lord has super blessed me!!!

I need all your prayers this coming May 13.
My eldest son, Gus will go for Congress on that date, he is presently the Vice Mayor of Parañaque City.
My 80 year old fingers says stop to rest.

Best Regards,



----- Original Message -----
From: Jean (Nakamura) and Boyd C. Worley
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: 4/20/13

Oh, how sad to hear of classmates passing and not being able to pay our respects in person.
Mike had told me at the reunion that he goes fishing in the town of Angoon and would try to get up to Skagway some time
since the towns are so close.
We are glad that we got to see him so briefly in Las Vegas.
Our condolences to the families.
My sister isn't opening ROSIE'S ALOHA GRILL in Skagway this year.
She was happy to have been successful last year and got that off her bucket list.
She is still caring for her 3 grandsons and also has to chauffeur our 55 year old brother around since he never learned to
drive in Honolulu.
He walked or took the bus.
He just moved to Las Vegas to get more work and is keeping her busy driving him to job interviews and orientations.
We appreciate the visits by classmates off the cruise ships.
Clarence, Boyd reads the daily inspirationals and enjoys the book you gave him very much.

April 20, 2013

Thanks Gerri, will pass the info on to our classmates... we will miss the big guy.


Clarence... golden and cruise ships brought back a memory of a recent cruise my wife and I went on around S.E. Asia.
We had informed the cruise line that we would also be celebrating a belated 50th, but not really expecting anything
special... but, you know.... just in case...
Anyway, it turned out more than half of the passengers were celebrating their 50th or something close to it, or so
it seemed.
So no champagne, discounts, freebies or whatever.
All we got was a banner and some balloons attached to our cabin door congratulating us... oh well.

Slug... I'm not too surprised at what you found in Croatia.
My daughter worked and lived close to that area for a while and had a good friend about her age from Croatia.
He knew, and could sing by memory, almost every song from our era.
She found time to stay in Croatia itself for about two weeks with her friends and said it was truly beautiful.
Now you've got me thinking of Turkey for our bucket list.
Herb Imanaka is in his mid-80s, seems still healthy though a bit slowed down... lives in Kapahulu.



-----Original Message-----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal; Carl Yasuda; Chester Otani; Ron Higa
Sent: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 9:54 am

Aloha Harold and dear friends, here is the info on our pal Mike given by Mike's wife Arline this morning.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St (near Vineyard Blvd).

Viewing from 10:00 a.m.

Services at 11:00 a.m.

Lunch at 12:00 noon

Private burial services

Arline is asking if anyone has school pictures of Mike that she would appreciate adding to Mike's display.
Please let me know ASAP.
(In our 1960 Kahalia Class annual, Mike is pictured on pages 79, 67 and the Cavaliers Club page 184)

Mahalo, Gerri B. Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:44 PM
Subject: RE: 4/16/13


Just to express my sadness on hearing of the loss of another classmate, big Mike Tang.
Our prayers of support go out to his wife and family.


To Jean and Boyd, congratulations on soon reaching your Golden.
Your mention of cruise ships into Skagway reminded me of the pleasant time we had visiting with Boyd even though we
had committed the social sin of "dropping by" without calling first.
Some relations are planning Alaska trips this summer and this triggered us to go back and check our itinerary and
ports of call so we could share what we enjoyed.
I was going to send them a photo that I think Jean sent of that first Holland America ship to call that 2011 cruise season
taken by one of the Border and Customs officers back in May.
It was overcast, grey skies and snow piled up high.
One of those planned trips is for the latter half of May.
I'll suggest the Aloha Cafe if they hit Skagway.

Clarence Fung


----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:04 PM
Subject: RE: 4/16/13


You are a trooper in posting this blog and thanks for sharing with me the blogs I missed while on vacation.

Life is so fragile...sad to hear about the passing of Thomas and Mike.
I remember me he was a "gentle giant".

Dee & I just returned from our trip to Turkey, Croatia and Rome.
Turkey is a very fascinating country.
We visited 4 different regions in Turkey, Istanbul of course, Capadocia, Kusadasi & Bodrum.
We found that each region is different from each other, like you're in another country, the topography are different,
but you're still in Turkey.
Were it not for that long plane ride over to Europe...I'd go back to Turkey & Croatia in a heart beat.

We found Croatia to be a very beautiful country and with wonderful people.
Believe it or not, 80% of the people there speak English and very well.
One of the guides we had said that when it was part of Yugoslavia, English and French were part of the educational
curriculum but with Russia's influence with the country of Yugoslavia, Russia had English & French removed from
the educational curriculum.
What is also interesting, almost everywhere you go in that country, you hear American music from the 50's, 60's 70's
& 80's.
I asked one of the waitresses who happened to be serving us, about the American music being piped in and she said,
Croatians have a "love affair" with American music.

The photo you took of Herb me he sure looks good for his age.
I've got to believe he has to be in his late 70's early 80's.
He still has that good looks (I know when we were in H/S, most of the girls I knew, thought he was the "cats meow") and
he's kept himself well.

Again, thanks for all you do to keep us informed.

God bless...



----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: Mike Tang

So, so sad to learn of Mike's passing.
He was so genuine and such a gentleman.
Will surely be missed by all

Arline & Noel Gokan


----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:17 AM
Subject: RE: 4/16/13

That was a shocker to hear of Mike Tang's passing.
Thank goodness I got to see him at our mini reunion when I was there last year.
Thank you so much for your website.

Pam Machida Halford


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Texeira
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: 4/16/13

My deepest condolence to the Tang family.
I will remember the "days" when Mike, Dicky Yawata, and myself use to fish together.... those were the glorious days
of our youth.
Aloha Mike... I will miss you.

Paul Texeira

April 16, 2013

Shocked and stunned with the news of Mike's passing, having just spoken to him last Monday and this past Friday.
He, along with his loving wife Aileen, appeared very happy to be among friends

I'm sure I speak for the classmates in offering our condolences and sympathy.
I'll pass on the service information when I'm notified.


Then to have this followed by the news of the horrific bombing in Boston... mind-numbing
Our thoughts and hearts go out to all those affected by these tragic events.


Yep Jean, Roy and Raynor, school lunches were a big deal back then, especially the desserts.
I also looked forward to 'KP' duty which got me out of class work... except when having to scrub pots and pans was
part of the chores.
Those pots and pans weren't of the little cottage home kitchen variety... they were huge buggers.



----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: Mike

When I last saw Mike, he said he was not feeling well.
Life is so damn volatile


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: halinhi
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 3:49 PM
Subject: Re:

Dear Harold and friends,

Jack and I are devastated to hear of our dear friend Mike suddenly passing.
In speaking with Mike last Friday we talked about getting together again like we have done since our early days in
the 60's and 70's when we would eat, drink to our heart's content at many of the great old restaurants.
However, since Mike's bypass last October Mike has been on the mend and watching his health and we did not get
together, we cannot believe this sad sad news of a special pal of ours.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Aileen and the Tang Family.

Aloha, Gerri and Jack

----- Original Message -----
From: Francine Song Kaneshige
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 11:03 AM

Hi Hal;

I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but Mike Tang passed away this morning of a heart attack.
Nothing has been decided yet as to the services.
Will notify you when I hear.



----- Original Message -----
From: Jean (Nakamura) and Boyd C. Worley
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013
Subject: Re: 4/13/13

Hi Hal: Wow, I'm glad someone else has nightmares about Kaimuki High School.
I usually dream that I have to get to class to take an exam but, can't get to the classroom even though I keep running
up and down the stairwells going from one end of the building to the other.
I usually wind up telling myself, "Wait a minute. I graduated from high school a long time ago.
I don't need to take any test.
Why am I having this nightmare?"
My husband, Boyd, and I were talking about our favorite school lunches.
I remember the noodles with pork, spinach, and shortbread cookie.
His was spaghetti and apple pie.
I remember we had the best pies at Kaimuki High.
I've always measured all pie crusts to those at school.
The students who got to work with the pie ladies were always lucky to see how they were made.
I always washed lettuce for salad.
I remember the guys always getting caught eating pie in the walk-in coolers.
It was also nice to have pie to eat before we went back to class after working in the cafeteria.
The kids nowadays miss out when they don't have cafeteria duty.
We are celebrating 50 years at the end of this year.
Carolyn Chock and Gerald Morihara stood up for us at Olivet Baptist Church.
It was a blur but I think Pamela Kim, Lucinda Ikeda, Avis Gima, Carolyn Fujikawa, Priscilla and Pauline Arakaki,
Violet Noji were the others who made our wedding possible.
We are ever grateful for the spur of the moment planning before Boyd had to go back to Chinese language school
at Yale.
Boyd tells people here that he rescued me from the rice paddies in Vietnam and a couple of them truly believe him.
They said that I spoke well without an accent.
Boyd has had a bad winter slipping on the icy road three times and then in the bathroom last Friday.
He had socks on and went into the bathroom.
He slipped on the linoleum and hit his right eye on the threshold of the kitchen door and sliced his right ankle on
the edge of the large bathroom scale.
He is still black and blue from his previous falls.
Any more splotches on his body and he'll look like he he's wearing camouflage.
I'm still working on my clutter and trying to make a pile of donations to the Skagway community yard sale that is
held early in May so that the summer people can buy furniture and kitchen utensils to use and then in early
October when they want to sell them before they go home.
It's amazing how much is donated each time.
Only the furniture and kitchen items have prices on them.
Everything else is free.
The tables are piled high with clothing, books, shoes, baby things, records, DVD's, toys, etc.
All items not sold are taken to Whitehorse, Yukon to their Salvation Army.
Hope to see some of you getting off the cruise ship in Skagway this summer.


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: 4/13/13

When Rebecca mentioned dreams of KHS, it reminded me of my nightmares about college.
I would forget what room the dissertation was being held and got there late and was refused entry.
I had these recurring nightmares for years after graduation.
I don't recall dreaming now-a-days.


----- Original Message -----
From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 5:18 AM
Subject: Re: 4/13/13

Hal and Ohana

So good to hear stuff about Kaimuki High.
Amazing to note that Mr. Imanaka is still going strong.
Talk about an Iron Man.
On the topic of KHS favorite was their Cherry Cream Pie.
I don't think there was ever an occasion if they were offering it that I did not go back for seconds
and sometimes thirds.
Auwe if I tried that today it would take weeks of semi-starvation to do penance and work it off.
Got back from a 4 day trip that took place a month ago, gained 5 pounds, finally worked it off with
5 mile walks and cutting major carbs.
Gerri, good to hear that Merle Kelai is still around. I hope he is okay.
Mahalo to all for a trip back to "hana buttah " times


April 13, 2013

Nice to see you at the KHS fundraiser Gerri, but credit Chester Otani for bringing it to our attention.
Good times and memories with classmates, friends and even the hallowed halls.

Hey Becky, I thought I was the only one that had some dreams that involved High School and even Intermediate.
Thanks for bringing up the memory of the apple pie, they were really great... some may totally disagree, but another
fond taste memory was the chocolate cream pie.

There were recent inquiries on the upcoming February 2 to 16, 2014 Aus-NZ cruise and cruising in general from some
One of the questions, and probably one of the most important, was the cancellation policy.
Confirmed by Lissa Leong, president of Creative Holidays, and Holland America's website was the following.
Lissa Leong's maiden name by the way is Lum... yes, Preston's and Didi Ah Yo's sister.

A full refund of the deposit, less a $50 per person service fee & monies used to purchase any optional travel insurance,
will be made for any written cancellation received by October 30, 2013. Cancellations after this date are subject to the
following plus any fees imposed by airlines, hotels & tour operations:

October 31, 2013 through November 28, 2013 - amount of deposit
November 29, 2013 through December 19, 2013 - 60% of gross fare
December 20, 2013 to January 10, 2014 - 85% of gross fare
January 10, 2014 and later - 100% of gross fare

Note: insurance purchase, which is optional, must be made within 10 days of deposit payment IF you want any pre-existing
conditions covered, otherwise only conditions occuring after purchase will be covered and of course, other restrictions
may apply.

Final cruise payment is due October 30, 2013.
But those who are more than interested but still undecided on when to commit, they may want to book sooner than later
anyway even with the $50 fee and possible insurance monies assessment as quite a few of the cabins have already been
booked by others besides our classmates and Creative Holidays clients... dinner times are also being reserved in advance.

Lissa mentioned that Preston is working on an optional air, hotel and land tour package which will be in addition to the
cruise package... this additional package for those who won't be handling their own air/hotel/tour arrangements.
She also said that any applicable Holland America discount offer before the October 30, 2013 deadline will most likely
qualify to be honored by Creative Holidays.

Not being anywhere near any kind of a cruise expert, here are some links to help with other questions that I probably can't
answer for you.

Links to info on cruising in general.

Links to the Oosterdam ship's features, amenities and other info.,A9687

Below is the link again, to Creative Holiday's flyer.



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: 4/8/13

Harold and friends,

This was the first time that I attended the KHS Alumni Fundraiser that I have been trying to attend for so many years
but as mentioned Harold's blog is a godsend and I finally made it.
Never knew what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find that this was actually a lovely evening to enjoy
camaraderie and dinner with dear old friends.
Just chatting away, yummy Hawaiian food (but no poi), silent auction, nice music from teachers at the school, craft fair
items at reasonable prices...pure relaxation.
The school itself recalled so much innocent and cherished emotions and memories especially the cafeteria where our
daily lunches and school dances were held.
Can you imagine the stories everyone could tell about the memories, would take weeks to tell.
Took Arline Hirahara Gokan with me and it was so funny, looking at the program she recognize the name of a baby that
her mom babysat.
He was now a policeman and in charge of the security that night.
Arline walked directly up to this hunk of a policeman who looked at Arline sharply and exclaimed "Aunty Arline" .
Wow he recognized her and his manly demeanor to me immediately changed to the once cute litte boy again, what a
special moment and so cute.
Arline bought fabric leis and the silent auction that included dinners, wines, many other items went quickly.
So good to see Mr. Imanaka, he looked fit and well, a bit slower, everyone looked so nice and the ambience so special with
the generations there that we grew up with that included older an underclassmen that I enjoyed talking with.
Now that I have experienced this lovely evening I will certainly make it a point to be there next year.
Also FYI Douglas Okada is visiting Honolulu, you may want to meet up with Doug.
By the way, FYI, RaynorTsuneyoshi, got together with a dear friend who mentioned to me that our mutual good friend
Merle Kelai is no longer with the Mayor's Office.
Malama pono, ahui ho dear friends.

Gerri B. Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Rebecca Spens Blakley
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: 4/8/13

Aloha Hal:

Just a few words.
I don't know why, but off and on I dream of Kaimuki High School, running to class worrying I'd be late because my next
classroom was so far away.
I only seem to dream of Kaimuki High, and those pictures you show of the old buildings reminded me of those dreams.
Funny how the mind works.
I must say of all the memories I have of Kaimuki High (outside of the friends of course), my favorite is buying a piece
of that delicious, fresh baked apple pie with that flakey crust.
Talk about ono, those had to have been the best, ever.
I wonder if any of the other classmates enjoyed those pies as much as I did?
Damn it was good.

Love hearing what's happening with this class, and I do enjoy this venue.
Thank you for including me on your email list.

Becky (Paresa) Spens-Blakley

April 8, 2013

Hope they see your message Sheila... ditto on the well wishes.

After reading the emails from Roger and Clarence, I did finally remember single small buildings made of wood that
were elevated a couple of feet off the ground.
The ones pictured are made of cement/concrete and sit directly on the ground... question answered.

Yeah Roy, I thought being married over 50 years (to the same person ! ) was pretty unique, but then found out there
are numerous others in our class who have also gone beyond the half-century mark.
Then there are the just-as-unique ones like Robert and Brenda... guess time doesn't really matter if you have quality.
Thanks for the updates on Doug and Sandy... we do keep them and others in our thoughts but should visit more.
As you said, would be great to have more classmates and their relatives/friends join in the fun with the cruise group.

You're right Carol... talk about flashbacks... just walking around the campus brought back a flood of memories...
almost all of them good and great ones !
Maybe a visit to the campus could be one of the activities during an upcoming reunion... I know there were quite a few
moments during my walk when I wished I had a classmate with me to share these flashbacks.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sheila Espindola Fernandez
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: 3/29/13


Hi Brenda and Robert, I can see why I have not seen both of you, the jet age couple on the go?
How is your new home "done".
Miss talking and seeing the both of you. have a great time in Australia.
Love you both.



----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: 3/29/13


Wishing all a very Happy Easter!

You're asking a lot "does anyone know" about Buildings I, J, K, L.
I believe the vocational classes like shop, gardening, etc were housed back there but I would not
say "know" with any 100% assurance.
There was an wooden building not too far from the assembly grandstands perhaps about where I
is located where the music/singing classes were held.
I leave it to someone with better recall or someone who visited frequently after graduation.
The gym, swimming pool and auditorium are all new, meaning after our time.

My two cents,

Clarence Fung


----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:47 AM
Subject: Fwd: 3/29/13


This is my memory of the campus.
(Warning: No mo' guarantee. Do you remember the episode about the Statehood Tree?)

I don't have any idea which buildings were part of the original campus but believe that Buildings I, J, K and L were
not there when we were students.
I think that Building M might have been a "shop" building and was there during our tenure.



----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: 3/29/13

Nice job on those photos from the KHS Foundation Fundraiser Dinner.
Imanaka sure looks different; I wouldn't recognize him on the street.
For that matter, I didn't recognize anyone except those who we lunch with.
I'll have to make a point to attend one next year.
Great to hear that people actually win at the on-board casinos.
Good for you, Robert and Brenda.
Sorry to hear of Thomas Sakamoto's death.
"Bumped" into Jack and Gerri in Kahala Mall.
It's really nice to see couples still together after all the years.
I'm amazed (and envious) to discover that so many are still married (to the same spouse) for over 40 years.
Spent a few hours with Robert and Cathy Nukushina and Wallace Nakaoka on the 19th.
Lunched at Gomen Tei and did some "sight-seeing".
They decided they were not moving back to Hawaii.
Renovating my apartment; stressful and out-ragingly expensive, but it will be ADA compliant.
It will be nice when I grow old.

Visited with Doug-Savage Yoshimura on Monday.
I always come away feeling good after our talks.
He is an inspiration to me.
He asked me to say "Hello" to all ... "Hello from Doug-Savage".
The last time I saw Sandy was on her birthday.
A group of us, lead by Ruth and Marge, visit her from time-to-time.
She is doing as best she can.
If you're in the area, do drop by to visit them.
I'm sure they'll appreciate and enjoy seeing you.

Doug-Savage's Quote-of-the-Month: "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it."

Think about joining us on the New Zealand cruise in February 2014.
Have a great day!


----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Chock Tom
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: 3/29/13

Hi Hal!

Just wanted to say "Happy Easter" and thank you for being so faithful in keeping this blog going, even tho' many of us
(I mean me!) don't contribute too often. :-(
We just enjoy reading what's going on with our classmates!
I especially want to thank you for the wonderful pictures that you took of our Alma Mater and the people that attended
the Foundation dinner.
What memories seeing those buildings bring back!
Thanks also to the reunion committee for continuing to work on reunions, mini-reunions, cruises, etc.
Your efforts are much appreciated.

Blessing, Carol

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