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54 Years - Memories: April 14

54 Years - Memories: April '14

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 :

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khs60lv02
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to reunite again.

Mahalo,
Hal Oshiro
 

Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving 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, Brenda Kadokawa
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, Ethel Aramaki
Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas
Irene Rocha
James Mau, 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,Myron Kekaula
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

 APRIL 2014 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:
http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/memblogs

April 21, 2014

Thanks Pearl, I've passed your response on to Sonny,

Sonny, hopefully that wasn't too disappointing for us to hear but we now can look even more keenly forward to
our 55th reunion next year

Same here Bing, my family and I still have strong and fond memories of that trip, the cherry blossoms, and of
course, especially the fun conversation we had with you while chomping on delicious soft-shelled crab.
I know the chill of winter still hasn't completely left D.C. so stay safe and warm.

Condolences to you and your family too Arline, and I really agree about moving on one step at a time.

Thanks Mae, that's great of you, especially so after your recent loss.

Jean will appreciate your writing Pam, knowing too of your losing not only one who was a cousin but a classmate
and close friend.

Thanks Brenda for the love and caring that I'm sure Jean will appreciate.
Yes, unfortunately it does seem that more and more have left us recently.


Perhaps a small diversion of some back-then trivia to help all to move on.
Received the below from Chester...

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:20 PM
Subject: old Kaimuki

The best photo I've found so far of the Kaimuki trolley car we know about. Circa 1925 from the Bishop Museum.
I love the "Baseball Today" sign. Some of them had "Park Your Auto Safely at Home and Ride the Street Car Service."

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=195364

... which started a round of old memories and questions...
That looks like downtown Honolulu; there was no street that looked like that in Kaimuki when I was living there.
The Waialae street in Kaimuki is much wider.
Some buildings were as high as two or three stories but I wasn't around in 1925; but mostly single story.
Nuk

Are you sure?
Did Kaimuki have more than two blocks of multi-story buildings?
Roger

Trivia questions :
When we rode the electric trolleys as kids, where was the end of line going Eastward ?
What year did the last trolley end service ?
Hal
Somewhere by the Waialae golf course?
You can still see some of the tracks on Kalanianaole HIghway or so it seems.
Around 1953?
What do I know?
I miss those trolleys.
I used to like to see the sparks when the driver had to adjust the contacts.
Roy
I think that the end of the line was at Waialae and Koko Head Avenues.
I recall that the "bus station" in the vicinity of Waialae Golf adjacent to the then Joe Fat Restaurant was the end of the regular service.
An additional zone fare was required to go further eastward.
The tracks along Kalanianaole Highway weren't part of the electric trolley system.
The electric trolleys ran on "regular tires".
Roger
While I agree with you on the end of the line for electric trolleys at Koko Head Ave, I still remember the electric trolleys on rails before
they had tires; maybe, it was some other part of Honolulu?
What were the tracks used for on Kalanianaole Hwy?
Nuk
I somehow have a very strong recollection of watching the bus driver work the trolley poles that had 'jumped' the lines, with some adult
male passengers standing around outside watching.
Plus I somehow also have a strong vision in my mind of it occurring on Waialae Ave just about where Hunakai St is ( where Zippy's
now stands ).
Which means my other not as strong recollection, of the end or turn-around point being somewhere almost up to Kilauea Ave on Waialae
Ave, might be correct.
Then again, my recollections only go back to the late '40s and the end/turn-around point may have well been originally at Koko Head
Ave in earlier years.
The bus 'terminal', as we called it back then, was indeed adjacent to Jot Fat's Restaurant, and it was for regular non-electric buses.
It was the 'terminus' since, as you mentioned, all had to transfer to another bus to go further Eastward beyond that point.
Maybe it was just for school kids, but I remember not having to pay an additional fare for that transfer, we just had to make sure we
requested for one and then actually received it.
When we rode the 'electric' trolleys, they did run on rubber tires and there weren't any tracks on the street that I can recall.
The picture of the trolley on that street in that old photo does show tracks so I guess there were tracks at least all the way to some part
of Kaimuki.
1953 kinda sounds just about right... we were just about done with elementary school and getting ready to head off to Kaimuki Intermediate.
Hal

I moved to Kaimuki about 1952.
My hazy memory clearly (LOL) remembers trolley tracks on Waialae Ave near the Ben Franklin area and eastward.
It also seems the drivers had to jumper the trolley poles to continue eastward, if that trolley did go that way.
Koko Hd was the terminal point when I moved there so it was still in the early 50s.
My hazy memory still thinks they were on tracks before the tired cars came.
But I may be mixing it up with the downtown stuff. I'm sure all this stuff is in Chester's archives.
I believe there's a film on the electric trolleys in Honolulu.
Can't remember who showed it, except it was on TV, probably on PBS station.
Who started this?
We need to clear this up before we forget what we're talking about.
Nuk

What about the trolley going from Kaimuki to downtown, anyone remember anything about that ?


One last item... great time, along with other classmates, watching a fellow classmate reach a milestone.

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/gbd72

Hal

April 25, 2014

Add my condolences Gerri, and I'm sure those of our classmates... another great loss... so many and so soon.
Enjoyed helping you celebrate that milestone along with the others who were there.


Sonny, and everyone else who notices the same, the links throughout the blog are all valid but may sometimes
be 'not clickable' due to a formatting quirk that occasionally pops up in my or your email program.
If that happens, 'click-drag' to highlight that entire link, copy it, then paste it into your internet browser.


Got another email from Chester Otani with a link to photo memories from the past.
Although many of you may have seen some them before as I have, they're still a pleasant and nostalgic stroll.
Turns out the online blog where those photos were belongs to Jalna who many of you may remember as that
gal who graciously volunteered to take photos of our Honolulu 2010 reunion for her blog friend, and our
long-ago classmate Betty Violet Chung-Hoon Townsend, who was unable to attend that 50th reunion.
I emailed Jalna for permission to post that link to her blog on this 'email blog' and she not only was fine with
sharing that but also gave another link to share with photos of a really 'old-time' Hawaii.
I have to admit, though I still remember almost all of the scenes in the original link, they are starting to fade
from memory.
I also have to admit that the memories have already faded for most of the scenes in the second really 'old-time'
Hawaii photos.
One quick trivia question: the 1959 Kapahulu Ave scene seems to be about where Ono Hawaiian Food is now
located off to the left in the photo... anyone agree to that ?


Thanks Bing, great stories and memories as usual... felt like I was back in a D.C. Chinese restaurant,
chatting and listening to those great stories, forgetting about time and sometimes even lunch.


I also agree with Marj, Roy... we do miss and never forget classmates/friends who have passed on.
But, as you say, death is a part of life and we should and must move on not only for ourselves but for the others
around us.


Trolleys, streetcars, old-time Hawaii... hopefully more to come Brenda.


Thanks Timmy, your Aunt's trolley fare coin must have been for the electric trolley that ran on metal tracks.
That made me wonder... I honestly can't remember if we had to use fare coins or actual cash coins for the later
rubber-tired trolleys that weren't on metal tracks.


Condolences on your loss too Edwina, we do know what you mean by 'the hurt is still there'... it really never
goes away but time does eventually, though slowly, somewhat heal that hurt.


Hal

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:05 AM
Subject: CLASSMATE CAROL KUNISHIGE MATSUURA

Harold, Received sad news that our classmate Carol Kunishige Matsuura recently passed away from "lymphoma".
Our sincerest and deepest condolences to Carol's family, another loss to our class of KHS.


Warmest mahalos in joining me and lovely friends on Saturday, April 12 on my 72nd birthday lunch at Hee Hing,
can't believe that we have reached 72 years of age, a significent event for many of us and I loved the warmest
wishes from everyone for many more years ahead that I also wish for our many KHS precious friends.
Hee Hing closed for a six month renovation on the 15th thereafter.
Their farewell menu was incredibly delicious with my favorite Peking Duck, steamed fish, salt pepper shrimp and
more.
The leis were gorgeous, the gifts generous, Brenda Kanae's creative table art, Arline Gokan's added talented
decoration to my Haupia coconut dobash birthday cake, the great fun company of old pals and surprise visitor
from Germany, Vernon and Ann Wong.
Interestingly I found that Vernon was in my first 3 grade classes at St. Augustine School, but at that young age,
one does not look at boys or remember who is who in the classes, the teacher was the all important "God" to us
innocents.
My simple game of familiar Hawaiian words some normally used before the 1960's "bombed" but it was fun and all
laughs.
No more Hawaiian culture, we are so Westernized.
It was also our great Chinese Year for the Year of the Horse and everyone received a miniature red stallion with a
red/gold sash and a Las Vegas Encore/Wynn Year of the Horse $1.00 coin chip that can be used at
Encore/Wynn hotels.
At every chance It is always wonderful to get together with family and friends.
Mahalo Pika dear friends, Malama pono.

Gerri Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:09 AM
Subject: Invitation to visit Manila

Hi Hal,

Many thanks for your email of April 21, 2014.
I have noticed we are losing our classmates.
I tried to open the link where the reunion pics are but the address is not valid.

Again, I extend my hands out to invite you to visit me here in the Philippines while we can still walk and hit a
golf ball.

Please keep me in your email loop.

Best Regards,

Sonny & Terry Tambunting

----- Original Message -----
From: Jalna Amoy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Old Hawaii Photos

Hi Hal,

Please do share the link.

There is another old hawaii blog post that I did that's also popular:

http://jalna.blogspot.com/2009/02/old-hawaii.html

Nice to hear from you!

jalna

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hal-KHS60
To: Jalna Amoy
Sent: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 3:01 pm
Subject: Old Hawaii Photos


Hi Jalna,

Got this email from my classmate Chester with your blog link to old Hawaii photos on it.
Thought I'd include that link in one of the next 'email blogs' that I send out to other classmates including
Betty Townsend.
I'm sure you remember those as I sent you a couple of them after one of our reunions.
Anyway, wanted to make sure that doing so would be OK with you first.

Aloha,
Hal

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Photos by jalna: More Old Hawaii Photos
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:39:27 -1000
From: Chester Otani

http://jalna.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-old-hawaii-photos.html

More Old Hawaii Photos
My friend Noreen who usually e-mails me pictures of Old Hawaii sent me more the other day.
These brought back some long-forgotten memories.
I don't know where the photos or captions originated from, but they're pretty priceless to me.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ann Ing)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:06 PM
Subject: RE: 4/21/14

Ah, hana butta days.
I vaguely remember the bus terminal was on the corner of Koko Head Avenue and Waialae Avenue.
That was the end of the line for some buses.

If you stood in front of the Kaimuki Fire Station facing the Kaimuki Theatre, the buses stopped on the right
hand side of Koko Head Avenue, on the far corner before you crossed Waialae Avenue.

One bus route to downtown Honolulu was down Waialae Avenue to Kapiolani Blvd, then transfer to the bus
that goes up or down Kalakaua Avenue, catch the one going toward King Street.
Go down South King Street to Chinatown.
I had to go this way to the halau where I took hula lessons.
I wanted to go to this halau because the dancers got paid to dance at the Kodak hula show in Waikiki.
I think I was 6 but some of the girls were younger.

This was also the bus route to and from my Japanese odori dance classes and my Chinese fan dance class.
I wanted to take hula to earn money but my Japanese grandparents (batchan and jitchan) insisted that I also
take odori which they paid for.

When my Chinese grandmother (popo) heard that I was taking odori, she insisted that I also take Chinese
fan dance which she paid for.
My parents could not have afforded those classes.
They worked 6 days a week at Pacific Motors so they also had no time to drive me around.

But where there is a will, there is a way.
My mother’s dream was to play the piano.
She was the oldest of 6 children.
She had to quit school after the 6th grade so she could work as a maid in Waikiki to send the rest of her
brothers and sisters to school.
When they graduated from high school she got a better job as a practical nurse.
Anyway I loved my mother so I dutifully took piano lessons and learned the opposite bus route .
I took piano for about 5 years and learned to play 5 songs.
Every day, as soon as I got home from school I would diligently practice one song.
My goal was to play that song well at the annual piano recital.
I did not enjoy playing.
Since they worked long hours my parents never heard me practice.
Each year, the only time they ever heard me play was at the annual recital.
To add confusion, I think it was in my 3rd year that a reporter covered the recital, took a picture of me
playing and identified me in the Honolulu Star Bulletin as a wonderful young pianist.
My mom was so proud.
When I was 12 she wanted to be sure to send me to a good music college so she made an appointment with
my piano instructor to talk about this.
It must have been a traumatic meeting.
That evening, when she got home she said I could quit piano lessons any time.
I quit, never touched a piano ever again and we never spoke about me playing a piano.

The alternative route from the same terminal in Kaimuki went around the back of Diamond Head towards
Waikiki down Kalakaua Avenue.
My piano lessons were on Kalakaua avenue.
When I had to dance at the Kodak hula show I could get there and back on the bus on Kalakaua Avenue.
Back then it seemed I was always going by bus somewhere.

I went to the University of Hawaii for my freshman and sophomore years.
Then my closest friend at the time Shirley Fong talked me into going to BYU west, known as the Church
College of Hawaii run by the Mormons.
According to their religion, the Polynesians are one of the lost tribes of Israel.
You could attend the college for free (tuition, room, and board) in return for dancing hula at the Polynesian
Cultural Center which had just opened.
So I did that for my junior year.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: 4/21/14

Unfortunately, death is part of life.
As time moves on, we'll continue to see more and more of our classmates and friends pass on.
Marge was right.
I do miss my friends who passed on; especially those who I've known from childhood and those who I was
fortunate to befriend while in the military.
It is a special kind of bond.
Though we may communicate but a few times a year, when we do, it seems like only yesterday.
I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid to die knowing I have not accomplished all I set out to do.
Lincoln said, "It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years!"

----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio-Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: 4/21/14

Love the trolley car accounting!

----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: 4/21/14

Hi Hal,

re the trolley comments.....among my late Aunt's "stuff" is a metal reticulated trolley fare coin... on one side
it says" Honolulu Rapid Transit Co. 1923 Ltd."
On the reverse is " Good for for one half fare to and from school."
I too remember the driver getting off to switch the lines and sometimes with the help of other individuals.

Interesting reading of the activities of the class members.
Sad to learn of their health challenges and losses of loved ones.

Aloha!

----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Yamada
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: 4/21/14

My heart goes out to all on their recent loss of loved ones... having the loss of my younger sister and nephew
only 4 months apart and although it was 2 years ago... the hurt is still there.
I know how I felt and still feel... your grief is no less.
I am always at a loss for words at times like this and the dictionary is no help.
There are no words to dispell your profound grief .
I can only send you my fondest aloha and sincere condolences.

Edwina Ahn----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS
Cc: Muriel Masumura
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Schedule of Reunion for 2014

Can you respond for me.
No reunion scheduled for 2014 but hope to formulate 2015 plans soon.
Will keep in touch.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Schedule of Reunion for 2014
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:15:12 +0800
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Brenda Ignacio, Mr. Paul Texiera, Hal-KHS60

Hello Everyone,

How are you all doing, do we have a reunion scheduled this year?
Would appreciate your response.

Best Regards,
Sonny & Terry Tambunting

----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 12:21 PM
Subject: RE: 4/6/14

Spring is finally trying to arrive in DC.
The cherry blossom trees are covered with light green buds that are supposed to erupt in clouds of pink any day now.
The blossoms will only last for about 14 days, if we are lucky.
Hope the thunderstorm predicted for late tonight doesn’t blow them away before they bloom.
In the morning as Hank drives me to work we go along the Tidal Basin then up 17th Street, North West as we
pass the Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln memorials, I think of Hal Oshiro and his wife and daughter when
they visited DC.
Then my mind wanders to soft shell crab tempura style that the four of us ate for lunch.
How quickly time flies.

My front postage stamp yard is overflowing with yellow double daffodils.
They came up through the snow this year.
The snow is gone for now, hope last week was the last of it.

So far this year, we have had to bury a relative or friend at a rate of one per month.
Our condolence to those who have lost loved ones.
How very lucky that some of us are still here.
As Louise Lung, Carl Yasuda, George Takamiya, and Chester Otani remind me in e-mails, let’s make the best of
it while we can.

Jeanne Nakamura, I am stricken by your grief.
If anything happens to Hank I hope I can remember the many wonderful years with him.
And hopefully I can be thankful compared with those who have never met their life’s companion, they didn’t have
even one day.

----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: 4/6/14

Deepest sympathys to Sam Kipapa's family and to Moana (Tremaine) for the loss of her brother.
They have moved to a better, brighter and painless place.
Having lost all of my brothers (2 of them last year) along with my most favorite sister-in-law, I can relate to that loss.
Be strong and just take life one step at a time.

Arline

----- Original Message -----
From: Mae Matsushige
To: 'Hal-KHS60'
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: 4/6/14

Hal:

If you don’t mind, I would like to have Jean’s email address.
I know what she’s goingthrough.
Gary had stage 4 cancer and he lived to his fullest for 2 years.
I have some things that Gary wrote and would like to share with Jean.

Thank you.
Mae Nakanishi (Matsushige)

----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:13 AM
Subject: RE: 4/6/14

Hi Hal,

I can really empathize with Jean Nakamura Worley.
Can you please give me her email address so I can talk with her.
We are leaving Florida in the morning and will likely be home in Canada on Wednesday early evening so I won't be
emailing her anytime soon - well, til Thursday.
I think she's on the right track by at least letting her friends know how she's doing so we can all help in some way.

Hope to see you all in April unless the tax man zonks me!! he he he

Love, Pam

----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio-Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2014 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: 4/6/14

Hal, I would like to write to Jean Nakamura, please.
I think I might be able to comfort her.
At least I will try.

Our blog is almost an obit and sad accounting of our longevity these days.
Wish we could share more joys and happiness.

Robert and I missed the gathering at our alma mater... were in Las Vegas.
Next year!

Love, Brenda

April 6, 2014



Sorry you missed out on the fundraiser dinner and camaraderie Tremaine.

Again condolences on your brother's passing.





Thanks Warren, the notice duly passed on.





I know how hard it must be Jean, as close as you and Boyd were.

But, as you indicate, one must go on for the others around us who we need as much as they need us.

If there's any one out there who would like to contact Jean with their words of advice/consolation, let me know

me know and I'll pass along her email address to you.





Link to the obit for Sam Kipapa :



http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2014/04/05/samuel-john-hewahewa-kipapa-jr/





Hal



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-khs60
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:32 AM
Subject: SAM KIPAPA

Aloha Harold,



Shocking sad news, spoke with Bobby Masuda this morning who told me that today's advertiser announced Sam's

passing on March 1.

Very sad, Sam was a good friend to many of us and I have not spoken to Sam for about a year when he telephoned me.

Another dear classmate who I wish we had a chance to talk with.

Sam loved his Rottweiler dogs whom he walked in Kahaluu often.

Another great loss, Sam was a great story teller with an amazing vivid memory of our years at KHS.

Sam will be greatly missed, my deepest condolences to Sam's family.



Gerri and Jack Digmon



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2014 7:08 AM
Subject: Sam Kipapa

Today's obit: deceased 3/1/14.



----- Original Message -----
From: Moana Keaulana Dyball ( Tremaine Lui )
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: 3/31/14


Hal,

I would have loved to have been there... I'm still in san francisco at m-i-law home, she lives in foster city.

My brother's service will be on the 11th so I should be able to make it.... my niece did all the arrangements.

I go by three names: Tremaine, Terri, and Moana... no problem..



Aloha, Tremaine





---- Original Message -----
From: Warren Imada (KHS '61)
To: Warren Imada
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:24 PM
Subject: HWE formal concert change location: NOTICE: LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE!!

April 27, Sunday - 5:00 - Kaimuki High School Auditorium

(changed from Pearl City Cultural Center)

----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd Worley ( Jean Nakamura )
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: 3/31/14

My condolences to classmates who have lost family members.

Death is such a surreal event.

Each religion seems to differ on what happens to us after we die so I'm confused.

My sister said that she's taking me to see the movie "HEAVEN IS REAL" when I visit her in April.

She's hoping it will give me some consolation.

Thinking of Boyd and the fun life we have had just makes me cry more.

He was such a treasure of a man. I had to give his recliner away because I couldn't handle seeing it empty every

night during his favorite 5 o'clock news on TV.

It's better if I don't even think about him because all my crying won't bring him back.

I manage to be brave for my kids because I know that they are all holding back their tears to help me move forward.

I'm glad Boyd went to our 50th Reunion and got to meet most of you there.

He was so weak and anemic then because we didn't know he was suffering from 3rd stage colon cancer.

The colonoscopy was so bad that the doctor had told me that he had 4th stage cancer but the PA here told me that

4th stage is when it has metastasized.

He survived that operation.

I've never really asked anyone who is a widow how they cope and move on.

It seems like a delicate subject that no one talks about so I'll just plod along.

My sympathy for your loss of a loved one.

March 31, 2014



There was a terrific turnout of around 30 KHS '60 and '61 schoolmates at the KHSF fundraiser dinner.

Plus a sprinkling of other years' of familiar schoolmates who sat among or nearby to us.

Great conversation, fun and good entertainment highlighted by Mel Cabang's 'flashlight' and other routines.

It was the first time for me being in the KHS Center for the Arts performance hall.

Though now showing it's age after a couple of decades or so of performances, it's still really nice.

Hope the rest of you don't miss out again and will attend next year's fundraiser dinner.



http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khsff2014





More fun times at another get-together... thanks Gerri for setting it up.



http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/dukes31214





Heads-up from Warren Imada, KHS class of 1961

Do plan on taking in one of the Honolulu Wind Ensemble's performances, you'll enjoy it as we have.





Sorry you couldn't be there Tremaine... or I should really start using Moana instead.

Also condolences to you and your family on your brother's passing.





Hal



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