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54 Years - Memories: July 14

54 Years - Memories: July '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 :
( 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, Brenda Kadokawa
Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,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
Faith Maeda,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,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

 JULY, 2014 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

July 22, 2014
Thanks Cal, brought back many memories for me too.
I'm sure though, as I have, most everyone else has seen this list quite a few times.
But I wanted to post it anyway just to keep us mostly on track on memories of H.S. and the years around it.
Still, it was such a long list with a few items apparently added on that I had to post just some of the highlights.
Nuk, I really liked musicals too, but like you guys, couldn't afford the real thing or even first run movies.
I do remember though, going to the (almost) first run for 'Flower Drum Song' at I think Waikiki Theater back
in 1961 with some classmates.
One of the guys was Kingsley Sur who said, after the movie as we walked back to the parking lot, " Man, how
come they don't have good-looking girls like that in Hawaii".
Didn't earn him many points with the dates that were with us at the time.
I can't recall being much of a student in Mrs. Gurrero's 4th grade class... heck, I wasn't much of a student in
any of my classes ( )
I do remember once winning the class spelling bee in I think the 5th grade... but then, in the 6th grade I was
kicked out one classroom day for not being able to recite my homework... such was life.
Betty Ann happened upon me standing outside of the classroom as she returned from the girls' restroom and
asked me what was happening.
She chided and consoled me at the same time which I thought was really nice of her at the time.
Now if I had even half of the study habits that Betty Ann had, I definitely wouldn't have been standing out there.
My daughter clued me in to this blog with a lot of old Hawaii memories and the subject for one of this guy's blog
happened to be Ala Moana Shopping Center... lots of interesting stories and memories.
Check out the links on his home page for even more great memories.

----- Original Message -----
From: Calvin Kang
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 4:19 PM
Subject: FW: Good Old Hawai'i

This brought back many memories.

Good Old Hawai'i
When you could buy one big sack of See Moi for a nickel... Windward side... taro patches... rice paddies...
water buffalo... the pupule house... tallest building Aloha Tower... J. Aku Head Pupule, Lucky Luck,
Don Chamberlin... Honolulu, T.H... KAPU signs... AlaMoana swamp... Waialae-Kahala pig farms...
Damon Tract... Ching Chong Chinaman.. JPO's... Junior Police Officers... khaki pants...
25 cents Queen Theater.... Flipping milk caps... Jung Ken Po... 'Bakatare You!'... ' A hana koko lele!'...
Moonlight swimming... Bonfires on the beach... Strumming ukuleles... Ei, bu!...
Maunakea Street ginger leis... old Pali road... the ole Termite Palace stadium --- Harry Bridges,
Sad Sam Ichinose... Kau Kau Korner... the 'Mauka Arterial' ... 49th State Fair...
Town & Country Club Riding Stables, taro patches... Duke Kahanamoku surfing...
Beach boys, 8 foot surf boards... the Lurline... Lei sellers everywhere... diving for coins...
KGMB and KGU only stations... Diamond Head submarine races... driving over the Pali with pork...
old Waikiki theater... Alfred Apaka... Kalima Brothers... Gabby Pahinui... Auntie Genoa Keawe...
pier behind Moana Hotel... jungle between the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Kalakaua...
Webley Edwards, Hawaii Calls... Trader Vic's... Don the Beachcomber's... Zebra Room.. 5 digit phone numbers...
English standard schools...Japanese language lessons... 'Right on the kinipopo'... 'Banana Wagon'...
palaka bathing suit... cuffed up Levis... glass fishing... 'Calabash cousins'... Torch fishing at night...
Arthur Godfrey playing his ukulele... FLIT GUNS... ti leaf sliding...
Nu'uanu and Vineyard monkepod tree in road... Kapiolani Drive-In... Fran's Drive In ... KC Drive In...
Kelly's Drive In... 2-way Kalakaua Ave... pineapple factory... The Manapua Man... Lau Yee Chai..
Ala Wai Clubhouse dancing... Ala Wai Canal electric boats

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Nukushina
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: 7/16/14

Since I already liked musicals, Miss Lam didn't have any influence on me in that respect.
Like Raynor, I like the musical movies, but I didn't have the money to see many of them.
I saw most of the musicals on television.
I even enjoyed the young Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland musical movies on television.
I really like Mickey Rooney; a great actor.
All I learned was Miss Lam wasn't as scary as her reputation.
She liked smart kids, and the kids who helped her with her community theatre activities.
I was in U4 in high school and Miss Lam said many times to us, the only difference between us and the smart kids
in U1 and U2, was they studied and did their homework, and we didn't; it didn't affect any of us; we had momentum;
resistance to change; plus, we didn't believe her; the smart kids were really smart, unlike us.
There was no pressure from my parents to do well in school; all they cared was whether I behaved in class or not.
I did a self experiment in college and discovered making good grades was a matter of good study habits; not the
amount of time studying.
That semester I made a 3.98 average and made the Dean's List.
Of course, good study habits still meant studying so it was hard for me to maintain them.
I was in Bing's and Harold's 4th grade class; Mrs. Guerrero's class.
I didn't enjoy a minute of 4th grade with such smart studious kids.
As for Betty Ann Ing, she was scary smart; like Hillary; dang, seems like they both wore the same black rim glasses
when they were young.
Maybe if I wore the same frames.
I really didn't talk to Betty until the senior class in high school.
It was an informal dance thing in downtown Honolulu on the 2nd floor of some building.
She won't remember this but I danced with her and discovered she was very charming.
After dancing with her, she went and asked the other gals, who the hell was she dancing with?
LOL, well, the police didn't show up that night so I was okay.
The dance broke up because the gals had some special project to do.
I suspect it was the night they went to McKinley High and got stuck to a flag pole; that kind of a night.
I didn't take any SAT exams but I did take the UH entrance exams and got accepted.
My plans were to go to Kapiolani Tech, but my parents suggested I go to UH.
It seems no matter what I decide, things just worked out; it was okay; I made adjustments easily.
Looking back, I'd say me, the average kid, did okay.
I often wonder what it would be like if I never moved from Manoa to Kaimuki; yep a sign of old age.
I sure missed the school kids I play with in Manoa.
I wonder what they did with their lives.

July 15, 2014
Photos posted for recent get-together at Kincaids.
Below, link to obit and visitation/services info for Carol Kunishige Matsuura.
Hey Manny, was just wondering how you were doing... hadn't heard from you in a while.
Have to disagree on the racist thing... depending on your definition of racist.
If you go by 'book' definition - believing one race is superior to others - then the percentage was probably closer
to something like far less than 50%... both staff and students.
But back then, for most of us in the 50s and 60s, we viewed each other as merely... different.
So if we're talking about pre-conception, prejudgement, favoritism, bias, etc, I'd say it probably was more like
90%, or maybe even more.
As my Mom would tell us back then... she didn't care what race we married into... as long as they were this race
or that race : D
I recently had a chat with Bobby Matsuda, a calabash cousin of mine, who related that when growing up and until
close to his teens, he didn't really realize or thought much about that he was Okinawan... as far as he knew or
cared, he was simply... Hawaiian.
Myself, I knew I was Asian and Okinawan in particular, but also never gave it much thought... to the point where
one day, at around maybe 6 or 7 years of age, I was playing at 'war' with the neighborhood kids and I shouted
unthinkingly " kill dem Japs " as I fired my imaginary machine gun.
My much older cousin who was visiting our household after leaving the military looked at me and said " what do
you think you are ? " ... which made me stop running around like hitting a wall with the sudden realization of
what I had just unconsciously said.
Yep, we were so heavily influenced by our elders, media, propaganda and everything else around us... and in so
many different ways.
Roy, I remember Miss Madden's demeanor changing and her voice softening when she would tell the class about
her early adulthood and fiance who died during the war years... then she would appear to almost snap out of her
reverie and go on to her short rant for the day and classwork.

----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:40 PM
Subject: RE: 7/5/14

Aloha to all the students of my youth.
I had to jump in and make a few comments.
Back then, as we look at our teachers, about 70% were racist.
The only teacher I can say was not, was Miss Madden, Miss Nunes and Miss Jackson.
Maybe being Miss had something to do with it.
Even some of you were in the group of 70%.
Lucky we all grew up and learned that what our parents taught us was not true.
As for me, high school was not where I learned very much.
I wasted all that time on having fun.
My real learning came when I started to read and read and read.
I didn't realize that my brain could retain that much information.
For all the students that we lost up till now, I hope they lived a good life.
As for me, I'm doing more speaking to groups of people and students then ever.
Hope I don't run out of time, before I finish my job in life.
As for our two young children we have, the boy will be the starting QB for Keaau High.
Lucky Mr. Imanaka is not his coach.
Leia will be a cheer leader for St. Francis.
We , all of us, are blessed with a long life.
I will pray for all of you, please pray for us.
God bless, Manny

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: 7/5/14

Ms. Madden. I feared her the most; like the Ghost of Christmas Future.
She had the uncanny ability to know when you did not study and know which problem you did not solve.
Her class homework was always the first I tackled.
However, outside of class, she was a very different person; quite normal and soft even.

Mrs. Hasegawa and I never saw eye-to-eye.
She even told me I was not college material.
I think she was the impetus I needed to not only graduate from college, but pursue a post-graduate degree.
As I said earlier, high-school was not for me.
College opened a whole new world for me.
It enabled me to be myself; to be the captain of my own ship, so to speak.
I blossomed there.
So, I guess I own a lot to Mrs. Hasegawa.
My real mentor was Dr. Brown, the only black, woman PhD professor on campus.
She came from Rutgers to teach at the UofH.
She taught me humility.
She got me a "job" assisting a PhD candidate doing a study of iodine retention in rats.
I had to collect the urine of the test rats and determine how much of the iodine was excreted depending on a
specific vitamin deficiency.
I never got mentioned in his published work.
However, I am humble.

July 5, 2014
Thanks Muriel and to others who reminded me... it's all slowly... very slowly... coming back to me.
Yes Carol, from your description and from others I'm sure one would not forget her... but I seem to have.
I do have a mental picture of a teacher that I can't place and this would be high school, not before as I think I can
recall all of my English teachers of that time.
So it must be a bit of a mental block of something that my fractured mind refuses to acknowledge... gad, must
have been a really traumatic incident or combination of such for this to happen.
That mental image by the way is of a femal in probably her 40s or so, upswept 1940s tightly braided hairstyle,
no or no noticeable makeup, usually in darker solid colored simple dress.
Note that there are no pictures anywhere of Miss Lam in any of our three high school yearbooks.
Also by the way, I do somewhat recall receiving I believe a D for junior English... that limbo world just before
utter fail but not quite passing... ... aha ! maybe that's part of the mental block.
June, you and Raynor and the others were so lucky what with those enviable extracurricular activities.
Besides a short... very abbreviated... stint on the JV football team, all I was involved in was as a go-fer for the
student government advisor, Miss DeMello, while in a so-called study hall classroom.
I guess most students at the time would have loved being able to be within that study hall which had only about
a half-dozen of us and mostly without supervision as Miss DeMello was constantly in and out.
But I was pulled out of Mr. Ebert's mechanical drafting class, which I had just begun to really like, to go to be
an 'aide' for Miss DeMello... Mr. Ebert was visibly upset to have one of his students removed from his class.
Although I was initially excited to be going on a seemingly new and great adventure, that soon soured quickly.
Besides realizing how much I appreciated and missed that drafting class, we were told explicitly by Miss DeMello
no homework or studying to be done in that 'study hall' as we were expected to be ready to do her beck and call
immediately and at any time.
Those calls were few and far between though so we had a lot of time on our hands doing nothing other than chat
and munch on goodies... great to relax and I made good friends with some underclassmen, but I wasn't able to
do any studying or catching up on homework that I hadn't done the night before.
Roy, would you believe I never had a class with Miss Jackson, Mr. Harada, Miss Ing or Mrs. Hasegawa... so I
can't compare notes with you or any of the others on them.
I also I can't think of a 'favorite' teacher or even one that I couldn't bear being in class with.
My recollection would be of Miss Madden being the one that made the greatest impression on me.
She actually made me, whose eyes go blurry looking at numbers, like and look forward to her class.
Her quirky habits though - spitting while talking, rambling on issues, etc - did not make her a favorite.
Cal, why I don't recall even that bizarre F scoring system is beyond me... I'm sure I must have had more than my
share of Fs to the nth degree... ... aha! another possible part of the mental block.
Timothy, as a small-business owner for the past 40 years, I learned and decided from the git-go to let help go on
their own pace... with bit of light prodding from myself of course ; )
Not the same scenario as perhaps in the educational field I'm sure, but still dealing with human nature as it is.
I know, I know... there are some that still need to have a fire lit under them - bonfire sometimes - but those are
usually the exception... most, with a bit of patience - and coaxing - do eventually respond and respond well.
So, I do definitely agree, though we all ultimately are a product of our own making, encouragement can only help.
Robert, I saw the original 1950 Akira Kurosawa movie starring Toshiro Mifune... no, admittedly not at a theater
but on late night TV years later.
I also was much influenced by that initially perplexing movie... for many different reasons.
Like you, it showed me that truth can sometimes be only in the eyes - or ears - of the beholder.
I used to also hear stories of old Japan and Okinawa... the movie had scenes that seemed exactly like what I pictured
in my mind when I listened to those stories.
Yep, the sheer impudence of having not only just a comparable score but higher than Abe... ahh me... which is why I
mentioned it just once to my parents and never again to anyone else for many years.
Of course being turned down for a scholarship, which was initially offered in light of the high SAT scores, because
of my poor grades didn't sit well with my parents either.
Bing, I didn't realize what a full schedule you had back then... my goodness, it's a wonder we saw much of you after
school hours.
That's also my memory of your brother Henry... real laid-back dude.

----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal-KHS60'
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: 7/1/14

Miss Nunes taught sophomore English.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Gouveia
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: 7/3/14

You would not forget Miss Lam if you were in her class.
She smoked in class with her cigarette holder clenched between her teeth, allowed eating in her class only if you
bought candy that she sold in class, and if you got a grade of "C" on tests she would let you know that she rarely
gave any better grade.
I once went home with a test paper graded "F-2" and had the hardest time explaining to my parents that Miss Lam
told us that she graded papers up to "F-12".
Passed her class with a "C".
I remember lots of favoritism from teachers at KHS.

Wishing you all a great 3 day weekend, be happy and grateful that we are in the good old USA!

Carol Andrade Gouveia

----- Original Message -----
From: June Yanazawa Kobayashi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:30 PM
Subject: RE: 7/3/14

Miss Lam recruited us for all kinds of jobs at the Community Theater … I worked as an usher, in the concession
stand selling ice cream, on costumes, and also addressing and stuffing envelopes.
One side benefit was the chance to attend performances, and for me, that led to a lifelong love of any kind of live show.
I remember seeing productions of Carousel, The Music Man, Our Town, and Oklahoma there.
To this day, I only go to the movies at most maybe once every year or two but I will go to see live productions every
chance I get (which is not too often anymore because the cost has become astronomical!)
Like you Raynor, I owe a big thank you to Miss Lam for exposing me to something that has influenced my whole life!


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: 7/3/14

I hated high school; too regimented and the teachers were "biased".
My favorite teacher, Miss Jackson.
My lease likable teacher, Mr. Harada.
I enjoyed college. I felt free.
I was responsible for myself.
And I met some fantastic people from another part of the world.
And I met Penny, but that is another story.

----- Original Message -----
From: Calvin Kang
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: 7/3/14

I remember Miss Lam cutting her cigarettes in half and smoking them in her offfice which was in the rear of the
classroom while class was till in session.
She graded her first tests F-1,F-2,F-3, etc. which blew a lot of us away being that only a few of us ever had an F in
our lifetime.
She was a real trip...quirky but fair

----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: 7/3/14

Re Miss Lam...I remember she was always very proud of having attended The University of Chicago (little did I
realize at the time what a unique opportunity it had to have been for her in those years) and she always wore a
long platinum chain with a significant size rectangular cut emerald.
She also took great pride in informing and repeating that her cousin was Chief of Police Dan Liu.
Her major influence on me was her book report requirements - any book so long it was over 500 pages... got me
exploring the stacks in the State main library - whole worlds opened to me as I examined books based on their
thickness and number of pages....

As I read the various comments from our class members I am struck by how much potential and abilities many in
our class possessed that the faculty ignored and failed to encourage due for a variety of reasons.
It is also appalling to read that some felt their grades were due either to their ethnic background or failure to KA
or suck up.
But in spite of this they have gone on to do very well.
One wonders then if they had been encouraged sooner what great achievements they might have gone on to accomplish.
Yet I also remember one of my mentors when I began teaching that we may want the best for our students but they
may not and they will make the final decision and they do.
How I use to argue on this but eventual came to accept it and it id make life easier where I then focused on those who
wanted to learn and make something of themselves.
I also realized that teachers had different styles and were more effective with some students then others.
But not to try to encourage and or to penalize one is never right.

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: 7/3/14

Yes it was Ms. Lam that spurred my interest in theater.
Thanks for clarifying the DHT .
Rashamon was a Japanese play about a possible rape.
7 people sit one at a time and tell the story.
At the end I had no idea of what really happened!
Changed my idea of what is "truth".
Ms. Nunes bailed me out once when I got into trouble in algebra.
Higher score than Douglas Abe?
Grounds for suspicion for sure!


----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 6:49 AM
Subject: RE: 7/3/14
I think Mrs. Chang’s order of preference was:
1. Pure Chinese
2. Haole
3. Pure Japanese
4. Part Hawaiian
5. Japanese/Chinese mixed.

I was opposite from Nuk. It seems that I was always doing homework , after school, after dinner, and on weekends.
There was some down time.
There was Chinese language school and Japanese language school.
After dinner, we would first sit with my Dad for an hour or so to hear him read the newspaper and listen to the radio,
then it was back to homework until time for bath and bed.
As a result, I tried to stay after school in the park next to Waialae Elementary School for as long as I dared before
walking home.

My Chinese American father went to college at the Harvard University campus in Beijing.
My Japanese American mother just graduated 6th grade because she was a girl and the oldest and had to work to
put her sisters and brothers through school.
So my father would check my homework every school night.
When I made mistakes, he would give me more homework until I got it right.

I don’t think my Chinese grandmother had any schooling.
But my Japanese grandfather was once a Japanese High School principal.
So he checked my Japanese writing homework on weekends and gave me more.
The Japanese writing system was based on a mixture of Kanji (which was adopted from old Chinese characters which
were pictographs) and Kana ( which like English is based on sounds, i.e., syllabic Japanese).
Kana is of two types: hiragana is used for native Japanese words and Katakana is used for foreign words.

When China went communist, they simplified the Chinese characters and made everyone speak Mandarin so now I am
unable to understand or read even the simplest Chinese :.
As for Japanese, the only thing I remember in Japanese is how to barely write the sounds in hiragana.
Which means I am also illiterate in Japanese.
What a waste, all those classroom hours and I got hit on the knuckles for nothing.

During the summer months I had to go to cooking school, or hula lessons which I wanted to go to so I could make money
dancing at the Kodak hula show in Waikiki.
Also, I had to go to Chinese fan dance lessons which my Popo paid for and to Odori (Japanese dance lessons) which my
Batchan and Jitchan paid for.

Years later I asked my mom why was I always busy compared to my brother?
She told me that I was such a mischievous kid that they had to keep me busy as much as possible otherwise I got into trouble.
I was opposite from my brother Henry who was the good kid.
I still tend to try to do everything and sometimes overbook my life.
Henry lives a reasonably paced life.

July 1, 2014
Muriel, Timothy... I truly was in the wrong English class and missed out.
Well, I shouldn't say wrong class but I did apparently miss out on some great opportunities.
My junior and senior class English teachers, Miss Nunes and Mrs. Chang, were great teachers but I can't
recall being involved in activities such as those.
Strangely enough, I couldn't recall my sophomore class English teacher either... name or otherwise... guess it's
what nearly 60 passing years can do to memory.
Hey Brenda... now that's an image worthy of a pin-up poster.
Yep Arline, those really were the good old days... but I guess every generation feels the same way about their
'old days'... still, gotta say, dem were really great times.
Thanks Doug and Roy... that can be pretty hard to do yet I've seen many times where that really works.
Recently on local TV there was a series on the Ala Moana Shopping Center, it's history and upcoming 55th year.
The series brought back a flood of memories but I never really paid much attention to the area just before the
site was turned into the shopping center.
Thus I have only a vague visual memory of the expansive and large mounds of coral that were stored there.
This even though I remember well the drive-in theater across the street and also regularly going to Ala Moana
park on the other side of the area.
I can't even recall the go-kart track that was once on the grounds even though I can remember the advertisements.
Neither can I recall the grand hoopla opening ceremony 55 years ago this coming August... that probably being,
as I laughingly commented to my wife, because we weren't invited.
Ahh, the vagaries of fleeting memories in our otherwise precious golden years.

----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal-KHS60'
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2014 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: 6/26/14

Miss Lam, who taught Junior class English, had some of us volunteer as ushers for Diamond Head theatre.
It was fun, interesting and educational.

----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: 6/26/14

Miss Lam used to have us address mail for Diamond Head Theatre and have us attend performances.
Have met with Hawaii Community Fnd re establishing an endowed scholarship fund to honor Miss Pearl Jackson
who taught Latin and English.
She was one of the most influential teachers during my time at Kaimuki.
Hope all is well.

Tim Choy

----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: 6/26/14

Condolences to Sandy's family.
Just saw a bathing suit clad Brenda (Kadokawa) Kane in the Mid-Week on page 46.
Everybody should look so good.
Yes, walking was the mode of transportation back in the day.
Not as many cars then so it really was safe walking from 12th Ave to Waikiki Beach or from Kapahulu to the
Old Stadium to go to the football games; even walked from Kapahulu to the Kaimuki Library.
Think we were much healthier and adventurous.
Am looking forward to our 55th class reunion.
Am very forunate that we still get together just about every-other-month with the Digmons and MANY others.
Aloha, Arline

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:53 AM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom

"To forgive your enemy, you must first learn to love your enemy, for love is the power that forgives."
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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 April 24, 2012 ) .

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