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60 Years - Memories: July '20

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

Upcoming events:

This is the year 2020 which also means what would have been our 60th reunions:
Unfortunately that will not be happening due to the pandemic.
Hopefully we can have a belated celebration next year.

Let me know of any other upcoming event(s) involving our classmates

JULY 2020 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

July 31, 2020

Thankfully Chester was able to provide those pictures Ed.
These and other photos remind us of how far back many of the friendships had begun.
I somehow remember going barefoot being OK in school but wearing 'rubbah slippahs' was not.
Probably a so called 'safety issue'.
Yep, Moiliili, King St., Kaimuki... in fact just about everywhere is now far more than a little different from our school days.
There were quite a few organized protests throughout the islands but nothing like the mainland and no violence reported.
Ahh yes... the good old 'Happy Days'.

That's pretty coincidental Brenda, my first couple of years after high school we lived on the corner of Kapiolani Blvd & Isenberg St, kitty-korner from the Chinese American Club.
Of course you and your family had moved on from there by then.
There's also at least one of our classmates that I know of who lives in the Marco Polo.
Amazing to hear all of these stories through the years of our life cycles, how they interacted, the misses and near-misses, the bondings and rebondings.
Ed is pictured in the 5th grade Waikiki Elementary School photo (link above), 1st on the left, top row.

By the time of this post you should be hopefully back and safe at home in Hawaii Tremaine.
My, my, my... you certainly are the traveler and enjoying it all I'm sure.
Stay safe and well.

Cool... happy to hear you all got and enjoyed the posts Tom and Geri.
Old story and repeat I know but Tom and Geraldine both lived in the same area as myself during our high school years as did Tremaine.
What is now Hawaii Kai was the Koko Head area for us.
Geraldine in fact was my next-door neighbor though we rarely had a chance to see or run into each other back then.
Funny though that she remembered me with a great smile and hello when our paths crossed many years later.
Tom lived far into the valley of Koko Head but he generously would give me a ride to school on many, many mornings.
Ahh the good old days indeed.

Aloha, take care, be safe all,

Subject: Thanks for the walk in the past
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 22:33:38 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ed Kubota
To: Hal-KHS60


I almost forgot about the pictures that were in the folder...the Waikiki ones that Chester Otani posted....all pretty cute.

There were some girls in the front row of our 5th grade class - 5th Grade Waikiki Elementary: courtesy C. Otani by Hal

Oh yes, I think Brenda was in my 4th grade at Lunalilo.
Not sure when I bumped back with her.
I believe that this barefoot issue is the one thing that made our growing up least up to the 7th/8th grades.
Something the kids of today, and even yesterday, would never understand.
I suspect the earlier years students also preceded us with no shoes...try an ask some older people you know.... I wonder when it got phased out.... now girls going to school with no shoes!
Slippers must not have been discovered... but heck, you can't run fast with them on anyway.

The Moilili areas as well as all the King St and Kaimuki towns are a little different.
Roads and traffic have gotten worse and the quaintness of the old towns are gone.
All we got is fading memories.

I wonder if Hawaii had much recent protesting like here in the states.
The tearing down of our History and the sad direction of our political system with riots for causes of unrest...shucks, it's not going to be recognizable too many years in the future.
I'm glad we lived in a really peaceful set of years when growing up.

Ed Kubota

Subject: Re: 7/4/20
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 15:30:50 +0000 (UTC)
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: hal-khs60

Oh, what a good feeling came to me when I read Ed Kubota’s note!
Yes! My family moved to Oahu from the Big Island because of my mother’s health, and we first lived in an apartment complex on Kapiolani Blvd. next door to the Chinese American Club, where the Marco Polo stands now.
I got enrolled in Lunalilo Elementary, and had a wonderful teacher named Miss Lino. (Pretty sure that was her name.)
What a big change from Laupahoehoe Elementary!
Big city life!
I got my first Timex watch, because I was a JPO, which felt amazing and empowering because of my shy upbringing.

We then moved to Keanu St. near 17th, which then put me into Kaimuki Intermediate.
Walked to school every day.
Forever grateful for our move to Oahu.

Would love to see an early pic of Ed, which might jog my memory of him!

We send our love to all classmates and implore them to stay safe.

Abundant aloha,
Brenda Ignacio-Gore

Subject: Re: 7/4/20
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 20:40:37 -0700
From: Tremaine Moana Lui Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60

Hi Hal
I’ve been safely stuck in Oregon Arizona and now Las Vegas since February.
I actually live in all these states as well.
Soo I did want to leave the mainland and then be in Hawaii.
Anyway I will soon fly to Hawaii.
Too mich traveling.
Happy days to all.

Subject: Re: 7/4/20
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 13:17:25 -1000
From: Thomas Takushi
To: Hal-KHS60

Thanks for sharing!

Subject: Re: 7/4/20
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 17:43:24 +0000 (UTC)
From: Geraldine Perreira Lovediro
To: Hal-KHS60

Got it, thanks!
July 4, 2020

Ed, I'm sure the King/Makahiki Way area has changed completely and you probably wouldn't recognize any of it today.
Pretty much everything from the old days is gone from there, even from as late as the 60s.
I think Brenda did go to Lunalilo, as I recall she used to live in the McCully/Moiliili area.
Most of the guys at Kaimuki Intermediate went shoeless during our 7th grade year whereas I can't recall a single gal without shoes back then.
The photo in the link below shows all four of the guys in front going barefoot.
I honestly can't remember if I did the same that year, but quite likely.

Speaking of shoes, I remember one of your KIS intemediate classmates going all out with color coordination during our 9th grade class day.
Our colors then as they were during our KHS high school years were pink and black.
This normally shy introvert fellow hit upon the grand idea of dying his white and black oxfords to pink and black to match his pink shirt and black trousers.
Remember, this was in the 50s when 'macho' was a big thing for the male half of the teen crowd.
So... the look I got from my oldest brother as I was leaving for school... guess it wasn't such a hot idea after all.
All black footwear went really well with my attire for the rest of my shy, introverted school years after that.

Thanks from us Dads Pearl.
Sure hope we can celebrate with a belated reunion next year as most of us will be pushing towards our 80s... 80s... imagine that !
Whouda thunk or could imagine reaching our 80s 60+ years ago.
Back then we thought anyone 30 years or older were really old buggers.

Well, back to regularly scheduled posting of the blog... which really means there is no regular schedule.
I'll post only if I hear from any of you or if something of particular or relevant interest comes up.

With that in mind, below are a couple of links that I forgot to pass on in the last blog.
These are the online articles that I receive and pass on every once in a while that others may find of interest.

Have a great and safe Independence Day.
Mahalo and Aloha,

Subject: Thanks Hal for the note
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 23:17:59 +0000 (UTC)
From: ed kubota
To: Hal-KHS60

Hey there Hal,

Reminiscing about the old days...that's great.
I lived next to King and Makahiki Way, next to the old Stadium and went to Lunalilo Elem.
Would have gone to Wash Inter.
I think Brenda Ignacio went there, ask her.
Moved to Kapahulu in the the 5th grade to Waikiki Elem next to Jefferson, then on to Kaimuki Inter.
Looked at an old 5th, 6th class pic.
See Chester Otani and some girls with NO Shoes... now that was something to talk about.
I wonder till what grade many of us went to school Barefoot, anyone know theirs?
That's a better conversation that we can tell our kids that we did different!
Also, I passed your last posting on to Mel Doi.

Edwin Kubota

Subject: Re: 6/21/20
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:52:08 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there.
Enjoy your day and cherish family and friends.
As to hair days, I’m completely silver.
Hopefully will get it colored one day to make me feel younger (LOL), but how else can I make my makule body feel young.
It’s nice to see more people posting and appreciating Hal’s blogs and wisdoms.
Hope to plan reunion soon🙏

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 reunion committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated March 18, 2017 ) .

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