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55 Years - Memories: Dec 15

55 Years - Memories: Dec '15

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


DECEMBER, 2015 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:


December 31, 2015

Frances, Pearl, Francine, and all... hope a great holiday season was had
thus far for everyone.

Good thoughts Bing, everyone writing in or reading this blog are already
participating in relationships in a way.

Gerri, I do remember the interviews ' in the car ' that Andy ' Aloha Joe '
Bumatai did with Don Stroud... good and funny bits.

Manny, I'm trying to wrap my head around the vision of you on that show.
The 'Afraid' part keeps popping up.
Happy Holidays to you and yours... keep warm.

Thanks for the good thoughts and best wishes Clarence.
Wishing the same for you, Suellen and your family the same.

Well, 2015 is slowly ebbing away with 2016 just in sight.
Wishing all a great NEW YEAR and many more after.

Happy New Year ! Hauoli Makahiki Hou ! Xin Nian Yu Kuai !
Akemashite Omodetou Gozaimasu ! Manigong Bagong Taon !
Manuia le Tausaga Fou ! Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo !
And everything else in between !



----- Original Message -----
To: Francine Kaneshige
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: greetings

Nice Christmas surprise to hear from you, Francine.
Hope you and everyone else are enjoying the day.
Best wishes for a prosperous 2016.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Francine Kaneshige
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: greetings

Ditto wishes to all.


----- Original Message -----
From: Francine Kaneshige
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 2:14 PM
Subject: greetings

Merry Christmas to everyone.
Wishing all of you a wonderful day and an enjoyable time with your family.
Hope to see you soon.


----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Ann Ing
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: 12/24/15


What I've learned about how to have a happy life is what those of you who
share thoughts on this blog actually do.
Put time, energy and nurture good relationships with friends, spouses,
families, neighbors.
Don't associate with people who make you feel badly.
They aren't worth the time.
This is now verified by a longitudinal study that Chester O shared with me.
And you can begin at any time.

Love to you all and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 11:58 AM
Subject: RE: 12/24/15

Aloha kalikimaka me ka hau'oli maka hiki hou cherished friends.
Warmest Christmas Blessings & a magnificent 2016 of good health &
prosperity always.
Our pal Don Stroud is a doll, in high school, handsome Don often confided
to me on his high school "Crush", nice memories.
Over the years Don often called me at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel where I
took care of him.
Charming & friendly as ever.
Upon returning 2 Hon I run into Don often esp at the Elks or Outrigger
Canoe Clubs.
Don helped Andy Bumatai on his TV Shows & community events & keeps
busy w/his lovely wife.
Me ke Aloha pumehana

Gerri & Jack Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: 12/24/15

Well now I can let all of you know.
Don, got me the starring role in the TV program, Naked and Afraid.
Being 74 yrs old, this sounds like a death wish.
Well me and my wife will be placed in an unknown location for 21 days
wearing nothing but a smile.
I will be bringing some viagra and a Hawaiian war weapon.
She will bring only her smile.
Hopefully we last 2 or 3 days.
If anyone of you thinks I am making this up, let me know if this is a good idea.
If anything goes wrong, we will leave this world the same way in came in,
Naked and Afraid.

Merry Chrismas,

P.S. Got all of you thinking.
If anyone wants to come along, bring your supplies.
Can't wait to hear from all of you.
Damn, I feel like 18 yrs again.
I hope I put some spice in your lives today, remember, we are never to old.
Hope my pacemaker holds up.



----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Fung
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 10:50 AM
Subject: Merry Christmas

Dear KHS Classmates,

Just to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Haven't the talent or time to create the excellent images that Roy or
Chester can, but the thoughts are there to wish you, your significants
and families the very Best!

Clarence and Suellen

December 24, 2015

Thanks Moana, you've really become a fount of info.
We already have Josephine's info but I have not yet been able to find confirmable
contact info for Arlene so knowing where she lives really helps.
Ethel did unfortunately pass away in March of this year

Wow Brenda, Ann McCormack still singing... in what, her mid-90s ? Amazing.
Best wishes to you both too.

Thanks Roy and Doug, negativety and gossip are two of my many peeves...
though ones I as well do sometimes find myself working to avoid.

As I've said many times before Irene, I'm just a conduit/means for all of you to
keep the others informed.
Happy holidays to you and yours and may the upcoming New Year be even better
than the ones before.

Yep Doris, I do remember the 'talk' of how that great-looking nice gal could be
'doing better than that'.
No diss on Don, just the perception of 'imbalance' at the time.
Had to look it up... Don had sevral 'fathers' - Clarence Stroud, Jackie Coogan,
& Paul Livermore.
Good night Doris ! And may tomorrow bring a very Happy Holidays and the
promise of a great New Year.

Well, tis the eve, here's wishing all to wake up tomorrow, if not to shiny presents,
to at least a beautiful brand new day.



----- Original Message -----
From: Moana Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: 12/22/15

Hi Hal,

Arlene Kauwe and Josephine Lopez still live in Waimanalo.
I spoke to Josephine last month but forgot to get her info.
Arlene lives a couple of blocks down the street from me.
I might just walk down to her place one of these days.
Ethel Cordeiro Naipo passed away a couple of years back.



----- Original Message -----
From: Kumu Brenda
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: 12/22/15

To Manny: Yes, we do remember Don Stroud!
We see and celebrate Halloween with him each year at Rodney Cazimero's.
He usually has the greatest costumes!
Also, his mother sings and still has that style she was known for many years
ago at this party.
He has had quite an interesting life, I'm sure he told you!

Robert and I are quite busy and quite happy in our life of serving humanity
in our own way.
We do look forward to class functions this coming year, hopefully.

Australia and the east coast are the two teaching travels on the calendar for
2016 thus far.
We have to remember that our jet engine minds sit atop Volkswagen bus bodies!

We send our love and good wishes to all classmates for now and the coming year!

Brenda and Robert Gore


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Roy Okano
Date: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Doug Savage
To: Harold Oshiro

"Life is short.
Cut out negativity, forget gossip, say goodbye to people who hurt you.
Spend your days with the people who are always there."


----- Original Message -----
From: irene
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: 12/22/15

Aloha Hal

Mahalo for keeping us informed throughout the years with the blog.
As 2015 comes to a close we hope we can all look back on a year filled with
wonderful memories.
My wish for all of you in 2016 is peace, good health and happiness.
Wishing you and those you love Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Irene Rocha Elson


----- Original Message -----
From: doris johnson
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: 12/22/15

For Manny,
Just FYI: I used to go "steady" with this Don Stroud for 2 yrs from my
sophomore year till just after graduation from KHS.
He was a cool surfer then. did you know he's the son of Jackie Coogan of
'the Munsters" fame?
Not a great student in HS, though.
In fact, Ms. Nunez once told me point-blank "you can do better than that!"
when she noticed us hanging out together.
Of course, like all of us, he had his good points and his not so good points.
He definitely was an excellent drummer, as you saw in "The Buddy Holly Story."
Also played mean bongos!
He once was the drummer for a small jazz band; I used to go hear them now
and then.
Lead musician was pianist from Punahou.
That's it.
Could spill more beans, but not here and now.
Maybe when i see you in person(??).

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

December 22, 2015

Thanks Moana, that is a really big help.
I think I've now been able to locate Mollie's whereabouts.
Knowing her married name made that difference.
Will pass on your info and mine to the reunion committee and have them try to
contact her to verify... Mahalo again !
Anyone else with the tiniest bit of info on the missing classmates below, please
pass it on as it may really help as it did with the above.

Thanks for sharing Gerri, and Happy 74th to Jack.
Link to some pics of that luncheon below:

Yep Carolyn, we all are fortunate to have reconnected through the years either via
reunions or other means such as this blog.
Thanks for the good wishes

Merry Christmas to you too Manny, and yes, we/I do remember Don Stroud well.
His Mom, Ann McCormick, was a well known singer and she and his step-dad owned and
operated the Embers Steak House.
He also steady-dated one of our classmates back then.

Thanks for the heads-up Shinty, I didn't see his name on the Social Security Death
Index (SSDI) listing but that may be a possible error or name typo.
Will keep checking on him and others.

Keep those holiday good wishes coming folks.



From: Moana Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: 12/11/2015 11:52PM
Subject: 11/16/15

Aloha Hal,

I have located Mollie Mazie Rivera Cohen.
It's been a while since I've heard from her.
But, finally got her to answer me through Facebook.
I'll giver her your email.

Aloha Nui,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: . Gerri Barcenas Digmon
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 7:54 PM
To: Hal

Aloha Harold, It was that time again, so on short notice Jack celebrated what was to be
another surprise 74th birthday luncheon at the Halekulani Orchid room on Tuesday,
Dec. 15 with an intimate cadre of good pals and stimulating conversatiaons from 1130a - 215pm.
Anyway it was a Surprise until Carl called to ask Jack where the parking was ( he forgot
what I told him) but Jack went along and acted surprise, these old guys are sly.
Anyway just a perfect fantastic gorgeous afternoon setting with tradewinds, so serene,
peaceful and relaxing.
It was perfecto with delicious food except for the unusually skimpy 3 course portion that
was unexpected that I followed this up with Mr. Ulrich Krauer, the GM who was most gracious.
Jack bestowed each guest with a delightful White Maneke Neko "left paw beckoning paw" Cat
supposedly to attract customers and representing Happiness, purity and positive things to come
which at our age are be embraced.
While the maneke neko is not necessarily of masculine interest it sparked stimulating attention
because while originating in Japan it has become a popular good luck figure in Chinese businesses.
While varied by region the general summary is: TRI-COLOR CAT beckons general good luck,
wealth, prosperity.
WHITE CAT: purity, happiness.
BLACK CAT: safety, wards off evil and stalkers.
GOLDEN CAT: wealth and prosperity.
RED CAT: protection from evil & illness(especially illness in children).
PINK CAT: love, relationships & romance.
GREEN CAT: education/studies.
The RIGHT PAW RAISED: invites money & good fortune(usually to businesses)
The Neko Cat is called: Fortune Cat, Lucky Cat, Money Cat, Welcoming Cat, legends vary.
Regardless of it's name, legend, raised paws, color or item in it's paws, you basically can't go
wrong with a Fortune Cat perched by your side.
Daughter, Kim gave Jack a beautiful purple and white thick Tahitian orchid lei, we sang the birthday
song and Jack blew out his candles, opened his great gifts with great thanks.
A fun game of questions followed and Chester Otani, Milton Napuunoa, Elwood Lim and my friend,
Joy won gift certificates for Romano's Macaroni Grill.
Jack loved it all and commented that we should do this often....I have to think about that one but it always
is so nice to gather with cherished old pals moreso as time keeps moving on.
Jack and I wish you, our dear classmates and friends a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a magnificent
New Year and much Good Health to you and yours.

Aloha pumehana me ke aloha.
Jack and Gerri Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Eugenio Canubida
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: 12/17/15

I have been so blessed to reconnect with classmates after 55 years!
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: 12/17/15

Merry Christmas to all my classmates.
Question for your brains.
Anybody remember Don Stroud from Kaimuki High.
He would have been a '61 Grad.
He dropped out his jr. year.
We met for lunch two weeks ago, haven't seen him in 55 yrs
In the '60's he was the number 4 rated surfer in the world.
We talked about surfing and Waikiki in our younger days.
I was a surfer in my teens back then.
What did he go on to do with his life.
Hint, Sherry Winters was his girfriend, 35 yrs ago.
Check out the movie, The Buddy Holy Story, he is the drummer in the movie.
Well that's too much work for all you old people.
Hope all is well with the people of my youth.



----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shintaku
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: 12/17/15

Hal, On your "lost classmates" list is Milton Tamashiro.
I believe he passed away a decade or more ago.
Also thank you for blog.
I enjoy your writing.
You must have been in "U" section.


December 17, 2015

Forgot to mention on the previous email blog... please feel free to pass on your
best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year, here on this blog much
like those below from other classmates.

Mahalo Arline for the good cheer and kind wishes.

Best wishes to you too Pam.
Yes it is amazing that we can send messages almost instantly to each other and
how we now take that pretty much for granted.

My pleasure Doug, good to know you enjoyed seeing the pics. and thanks for the
best wishes... you've been an inspiration for all uf us.

Thanks Pearl, and Happy Holidays to you too... and oh, Happy Belated Birthday !

Thanks for the best wishes Tim, here's to a very good New Year for you too.

Last but not least, along with all the good wishes and thoughts, we must not
forget those who unfortunately are no longer with us.
Acknowledging the unexpected and recent passing of another classmate:
I had a short conversation with Lorraine Okahashi at our recent reunion at
the KHS cafeteria and she seemed quite well and in good spirits then.

Aloha and keep well everyone,


----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: 12/13/15

Merry Christmas to all & your loved ones and am wishing that the New Year bring
happiness, cheer, health, safety and prosperity too!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: 12/13/15

Hi Hal,

Since you don't have anyone writing in, I thought I'd send MERRY CHRISTMAS
wishes to all and also wishes for an awesome 2016!
Isn't it wonderful that no matter where we are, we can send wishes on the internet
and it gets to everyone!
Before we had to buy stamps and find out addresses!!!

Love, Pam Machida Halford

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Doug Yoshimura Savage
Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: KHS reunion photos - LV, Oct 10 & 11, 2015
To: Hal Oshiro

Hi Hal.
Thanks for sending me all those good looking pictures of my classmates.
Also thanks for identifying them.
I don't think that I would have been able to recognize everybody.
It was really grand to see all of them once again.
I would like to send all of my classmates my best wishes to all and hope you all have
many years of good health and prosperity.

Love you all, Doug Savage


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
Date: Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: 12/13/15
To: Hal Oshiro

Happy Holidays to everyone from Taiwan.
Weather a bit chilly but nice in Penghu, Taipei was cloudy and wet.
Hope Kaoshun is better, have been eating, seafood, seafood and seafood and of course
all the veggies they have so large and in abundance.
Can't wait to get home and eat regular food.
Did enjoy my birthday one day ahead with dinner and karaoke


----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: 12/13/15

Best wishes to you and your loved ones as well for a Happy Holiday and a great New Year!

Tim Choy

Decmber 13, 2015

Not much happening, with no one writing in so far this month.
So, just wishing everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for the coming New Year.


( List below will be ongoing on each blog and revised as missing classmates are accounted for )


Out of approximately 640 classmates, there are about 170 who are either deceased or whose
status or contact information is possibly known but needs to be confirmed.
But for the classmates listed below currently there is no status or contact information at all
Please let me or Pearl know if you have or know someone who might have this information.
Names are listed alphabetically by last name... middle name or initials are included if available.
Possible current/married last name, with possible name of spouse, follow where applicable.

Anderson JR, Donald C

Bernard, Mary Magdalene; Barrineau, Caroline; Bogden, Daniel; Broome, Robert Lee

Chan, Naomi; Ching, Tamar I

Dang, Priscilla Ann

Fujimoto, Thomassina T; Fujita, Marlene Masako (Watson)

Ginoza, Peggy K; Gomes, Barbara Jean L.

Ichimura, Lloyd J M

Kai, Mollie L (Sheridan); Kam, Charles K H; Kashiwamura, Gary K
Kauwe, Arlene M (Gonzales); Kawaguchi, Suzanne M (Tanaka); Kiyabu, Arlene Sonnie;
Kuratsu, Ronald N

Lau, Walter Kui; Lawelawe, Herbert Huddy; Lee, Bernice P C; Lee, Jeffrey; Lopes III, Frank

Matsumoto, Patricia (McDonald); Matsushima, Melvin H; McKeown, Chloe Ann K, McCracken, Sandy;
Meyer, Donald S; Michler, John Arthur; Minami, Roy; Miranda, Carmen (Hoomalu Douglas C.);
Mitchell, Emmaline Leimomi; Mitchell, James Enoch Theodore; Muramoto, Hazel S; Murphy, Michael

Nakasone, Roy; Nakatsuka, Nancy K; Nakayama, Barbara; Nishimura, Blanche Y

Onomura, Keiko; Ontai, Carleen; O'Rourke, Jeannie Colleen (Borges)

Pascual, Frances; Payes, Daphne Yvonne; Perkins, Edith Kay; Pinho, Stanley; Pludow, Margaret Ann
Porgatorio, Linda T

Rivera, Mollie Mazie

Sakuma, Doreen; Saxon, Thelma Ann; Shimabukuro, John M; Shimabukuro, Joyce H;
Shimabukuro, Kenneth M; Shirai, Gail M; Silva, Ronald D; Souza, Earl; Stevens, William;
Stewart, Jeanne; Stone, Kent D; Suemoto, James; Sweeney, Kevin E

Tamashiro, Lawrence T; Tamashiro, Milton M; Tengan, Stephen K; Texeira, Jimmy; Toda, Goering

Wan, May; White, Calvin Stuart; Wise, James; Wolfe, Wynn Brian; Wozumi, Carol (Kuwanoe)

Ymas, Elaine K I; Young, Geraldine S M


Below are part 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,Allan Shimokawa,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,Audrey Koshiba
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
Earl Tokumura,Edward Inea,Edward Ling,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elaine Carias,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,
Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim, Ethel Aramaki
Faith Maeda,Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,
Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,Gary Yamamoto,George Takamiya,Gerald Morihara,Geraldine Barcenas,Glenn Kaawalauaole
Harriet Higa,Hiroyasu Narita
Irene Rocha
James Mau, Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jane Nishimura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,
June Yanazawa
Karen Bertram,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,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura,Myron Kekaula
Naomi Kuramoto,Naomi Nelson,Nathan Chong,Nelson Masumune,Norman Ginoza
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pauline Arakaki,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,
Phyliss Tanabe
Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yasunaga,Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore,Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,
Ronald Higa,Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita
Samuel Pang,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Ching,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto
Thomas Murata, 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


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
reunion committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated April 30, 2015 ) .

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