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53 Years - Memories: October '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,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 Matsuura,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 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 Murata, Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui
Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara
Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki
Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei
Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

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

October 18, 2013
You're welcome Edwina, I'm sure Jean will much appreciate your card.
Also, that sounds like a great suggestion on Seoul Garden, I'll look it up and pass it on to anyone else interested.
No problem Gary and thanks for notifying me as they were a few others who also inadvertently didn't receive it.
Paul, thanks on behalf of Jean.
Jean, again, if there's anything we here can do for you, please just let us know and we'll try our best to help.
I've been a bit behind in posting pics of an August mini-reunion in S. California by expatriates.
The pics in the link below were courtesy of Chester Otani... mahalo Chester.

----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Yamada
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:08 AM
Subject: TK

Aloha Hal

Much Mahalo for Jean's address.
Looking forward to the next gathering.
Suggestion: Seoul Garden Yakiniku Restaurant on Kapiolani Blvd. has a really good Korean lunch buffet for
$17.00, they bring the buffet to you, all you can eat!
Can't go wrong, ample parking and large private room.
Just a suggestion for alternate eating places.
Much Mahalo again.....oh yeah, Happy Haloween too!


----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Tsukamoto
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Resend of 10/10/13

Aloha Hal

Mahalo for resending this e-mail, much appreciated.
I really enjoy all what you do in this blog.


----- Original Message -----
From: paul texeira
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: 10/10/13

Dear Jean I know your courage will help you through this rough time.
May your memories be a source of comfort.
I extend my deep sympathy to you and your family.

Aloha pumehana
Paul Texeira
Las Vegas Nevada

----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Tsukamoto
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: 10/10/13

Aloha Hal

Did not receive and 10/10/13 e-mail. Please resend.


----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Yamada
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: 10/10/13

Aloha Hal

So sorry to hear that Jean lost her husband, please forward me her address so I may send her a card.

----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd C. Worley (Jean Nakamura Worley)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: 10/10/13

Thanks everyone for the kind words of sympathy and encouragement.
It still doesn't seem real because I still feel he's at home in his recliner.
He was such a good man.
Every night as we lay in bed holding hands, he would tell me a story about incidents in his life.
When he finally ran out of stories, every night he would say, "You're a good wife Jean. I love you."
I would answer, "Thank you, Dad. I love you, too."
His stories made me feel like he really trusted me after 49 years of marriage and could share his most private
thoughts without me judging him or getting mad.
His stories made me feel like I finally knew the man I loved for 50 years.
We had a memorial service for him in the school gym with over 400 people in attendance.
It was happy and sad because about 35 people came up to tell Boyd stories that were funny and then made us cry
because we know he's gone.
We always made it through hard times and stressful times with laughter.
Thanks again. It's wonderful to have classmates as supportive as all of you.

( here's an obit/thank-you notice posted Wednesday, 10/16/13 )

October 10, 2013
Well said Manny, I'm sure Jean will find great comfort in those words.
If anyone has or knows of extra copies of our KHS 1960 annual floating around let me know and I'll pass it on
to Carl and Gerri.
Thanks on behalf of Jean if I may, Betty and Pam, I know she will greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:10 PM
Subject: RE: 10/3/13

Aloha Jean,
What is there to say when you lose your lifetime companion.
Maybe I can offer you how I think about what life means to me.
Both of you have done what GOD expected of you in this life.
You have passed the test of time together.
Remember how he looked like that first time your eyes met.
He was pure and without faults.
We all have faults when people get to know us.
In Gods presence, nothing impure can dwell.
Jean, when you close your eyes in death, he will be there waiting like he was when you both first met.
Both of you will be together in that pure being for all eternity.
Wait for that time, it will come very soon.
I hope this gives you comfort, it does for me.
About the movie, The Wizard Of Oz.
That scene where Dorothy opens her door from inside her house and sees Oz in technicolor, and she and the
inside of the house were in black and white.
That scene was shot in technicolor.
All they did was paint the inside of the house black and white and her dress also.
So you see, both of you will always be in technicolor.
Eternity is beyond technicolor.
May GOD give you comfort until then.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: .
Cc: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: 10/3/13

Hi Gerri,

I had found two 1960 annuals that I had passed on to classmates.
I do have another request for one and now will add Jean Inouye to the list.
I also found a 1958 yearbook but it was gone after I realized that a classmate was also looking for a 58 and 59
So please be aware that I'm in the hunt for more 1960 KHS yearbooks and will let you know if I find any available
for our classmates.


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-KHS60
Cc: Chester Otani
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: 10/3/13

Harold, we would like to send a card to Jean, please forward their address to us.

I recently spoke with Jean Inouye Iwaine who mentioned that she is looking for a copy of our KHS 1960 annual.
If you or anyone can direct us in the right direction it will be appreciated.
A copy of this sent to Chesta Otani also.

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Townsend
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:07 AM
Subject: RE: 10/3/13

Aloha Hal, please pass on to Jean...thank you.

Aloha, Jean.
Just reading about your husband's passing and am so sorry to hear of it.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
I havent seen you since high school, dont know if you remember me... I hung around with Karen Iha... went by
Violet in school.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Much Aloha,
Betty (Violet) Chung-Hoon Townsend

----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 6:41 AM
Subject: RE: 10/3/13

Hi Jean,

My heart is saddened for your loss but know that you have such wonderful memories and your children to get you
through this time.
We have lots of Blue Jays here in Canada and in our back yard so I'll never look at them the same again.
Because I've never had the pleasure of meeting Boyd before, I'll consider meeting him each time I see one of them.

I did send an email to what I thought was Boyd's email address but didn't receive a reply so it could be wrong.
I will send a card since Hal put your address on this site.

Take care, dear friend, and hopefully we'll meet one day in Hawaii.

Much sympathy and love, Pam

October 3, 2013
I've also posted Jean's emails as I really feel the true strength and character of both Jean and Boyd come through in
her emails and I believe she will be doing OK with the support of family and friends as she says in her emails.
But please do still keep her and all the others in similar situations in your thoughts and prayers and do drop a line of
support either here on the blog or directly to them.
Sonny, as far as I know there won't be a 'formal' reunion either here in Hawaii or in Las Vegas for this year.
Also, last I heard, there might be something planned for 2014 here in Hawaii but nothing definite yet.
But sometime in 2015, our 55th year out of high school, a reunion is a definite must do.
Still, as Gerri mentioned in the previous blog, hopefully there may be classmates heading off to Las Vegas you could
possibly run into or get together with by chance or design... or maybe a mini reunion in Hawaii too... as mentioned
in a previous blog, the KHS Foundation fund-raising dinner being held sometime in March of 2014 should be a great
opportunity for classmates to get together for a large mini reunion.
So if anyone is planning a LV trip or a get-together here in Hawaii or elsewhere, I can post it on the blog for others to
see and possibly join in... let me know.

----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Ayers
To: 'Hal-KHS60'
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:46 PM
Subject: RE: 9/28/13

Jean: I’m so sorry and sad that we’ve lost Boyd…..such a kind person.
One always wonders why the nice and good people pass on too early.
My thinking is that God has another mission for Boyd in Heaven.
Be strong, Jean, as I know you are and know that you have a lot of support from your family and friends.
I’m glad we connectd before he left.
He had such a great sense of humor and we will miss him so much.
2013 has been such a bad year….losing so many of our classmates.
Take care, Jean.
Love, Elsie

----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd C. Worley (Jean Nakamura)
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Boyd

Thank you, Hal.
I'm doing okay with all my kids here to support me.
Friends who are leaving town before this Saturday's potluck have come over to the house to tell us Boyd stories.
We laughed and cried with all of them.
I had Boyd embalmed in Juneau so that we could touch his shoulders and kiss him on his pointy head for the last time.
I was going to have his casket flown back to Skagway and Customs was sending an Honor Guard of 7 men to drape the
flag over his casket and do a 21 gun salute at graveside.
We are having his celebration of life in the Skagway School gym in front of his scorekeeper's table.
However, the mortuary changed all the plans when they phoned and said that he was too big for the caskets.
They would have to special order a metal one and then destroy it when they cremated him.
The total bill for everything would be $13,000
I know Boyd would be mad if I did that so just my sons and I are going down to Juneau to view him at the mortuary.
The girls don't want to see their Dad dead on a viewing table.
It'll only cost $4,800 to do it this way so I know he is happy.
He said to me awhile back, "Just cremate me and put me in a cookie jar."
We will have a potluck and have people come up to tell Boyd stories on Saturday and then a Catholic mass on Sunday
at 5 pm.
It'll be pretty low key.
Boyd and his Fish & Wildlife best friend Bill both like Stellar blue jays.
Yesterday, when our son Scott arrived from California there was a blue jay sitting on the front gate.
One of our daughters teased and said, " There's Dad. He's saying, "Hi Scott."
When Scott got in the house, his wife in California Facebooked him and said that there were two blue jays on the back
They have lived in the house for four years and have never seen birds on their porch.
Then our son in Juneau read that and texted that they had a blue jay on their back porch, too, that morning.
They had never seen a blue jay on their porch either until yesterday.
Our kids said that Dad and his friend Bill must be blue jays in spirit.
It was actually a comfort for our kids and a sign that Dad and his best friend are fine and hanging out together.
If I repeat myself, it's because I can't remember who I said what to.
I was reading some of Boyd's e-mails.
When he came home from his August 19th medevac on September 7th, I asked him if he remembered the Wizard of Oz
movie when it changes from black and white to Technicolor.
He asked me,"Why?"
I told him to never leave me because my world is Technicolor when he's around and black and white when he's gone.
He told his friend that he teared up when I left the room.
Here I thought he didn't care.
A friend is here to visit so I'll close for now.
On 2013-09-28 21:07, Hal wrote:


I'm still not sure of what to say on how I'm feeling now so I've just included the email reply I sent to Louise.
I did get Carl's email also and have sent it on to Roger.
Please do take care and let us know of whatever you may need from us here.


----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Louise Lung Iwamoto
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: From Louise Iwamoto

Lu, my heart just about stopped when I read your email.
I'm still in a bit of a shock.
Boyd was one of the nicest guys I've ever met... truly.
Now I'm very concerned about Jean as the two were so close.
I'll be emailing her as soon as I can get my thoughts together.
Thank you so much for informing me.


----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd C. Worley (Jean Nakamura)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: 9/28/13

Hi Pam: I can still see your pretty face from high school.
Thanks for asking about our address.
I will continue to use my husband Boyd's e-mail address because I can't bear to erase him.
Sadly, Jean

----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 5:42 PM
Subject: RE: 9/28/13

Hi Hal,

Can you please give me Jean Worley's address in Alaska.
I'd like to send her a card.
Hope she doesn't mind my getting her address.....or even her email address.

Pam Machida Halford

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Takamatsu
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:36 PM
Subject: Condolence

Hello Hal,

I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email to Jean Worley.
I read about her Boyd passing but have no way of communicating with her except through your blog.
Thank you so very much.

Dear Jean,

I realize that this is a very trying time for you and your family, but Tan and I wanted so much to express
our sympathy for the loss of your dear husband.
I only met Boyd briefly at one of the reunions, but through his input to the HS blog, I could immediately
see that he was a good, caring, and intelligent man and someone I would have liked to have as a friend.
You both have lived a very exciting and full life and I hope that you continue to do so.
I'm sure Boyd would want that too.

Cousin Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:18 AM
Subject: Doug Savage's October Words of Wisdom

"Only in a man's solitude will he find freedom."

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: 9/28/13 - Jean and Boyd Worly Family

Dear Jean and the Worley Family, What heartbreaking shocking news of dear sweet Boyd's unexpected passing.
A tremendous loss of this exceptional full of life husband and gentleman.
I remember Boyd always smiling especially with you.
Except when we got together at the L.V. Excalibur Hotel when the jousting show did not have reservations for our class,
we enjoyed your company playing games and I did envy the great fun chemistry that you and Boyd exuded.
Regretfully we recently did not have a chance to talk when Jack and I last saw you and Boyd at our last L.V. reunion.
We knew that you had many classmates that you had to catch up with on news.
Reading your previous enjoyable blogs about your energetic family was a joy to be privy to on the hows and whats in the
goings on in your amazingly interesting Alaska-Hawaii family lifestyle.
Sadly there never seems to be enough time to take full advantage of opportunities to catch up re-acquaint and have deep
conversations with old friends that is so precious to do in this time of our lives.
Jack and I extend our deepest condolences to you and yours in this devastating loss.
Smiling Boyd will never be forgotten., our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and the Worley Family.
God Bless and Aloha piha,
Gerri and Jack Digmon

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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