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56 Years - Memories: May 16

56 Years - Memories: May '16

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:

Kaimuki Class of 60 Golf Event, July 11, 10 AM, Pearl CC

MAY 2016 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

May 30, 2016

Please all, enjoy, reflect, and just as importantly, have a safe Memorial Day.
The reunion committee needs input on a possible 'Casino Night' for maybe
sometime this year.
Call Pearl or email me to join in the discussion.

Thanks Doug, for the word of wisdom.
We definitely should be thankful for whatever we have, great or small.

My thoughts were the same Sandy, with all of us approaching or having
already reached the three-quarter century mark, really should get
together more often... and yes, with Summer already here, planning
for an event this year hopefully we can get to ASAP.

Pearl, I'm guessing Manny has by now already addressed some of our
concerns and questions.
Hopefully that means the event is possible and planning can start soon.

Again, to all, we need input on possibly doing a 'Casino Night' for one
of our reunion activities, hopefully for this year.
Please pass on your thoughts and suggestions to Pearl or myself.

Thanks for the heads-up on 'Casino Night' Manny... and yes, we most
certainly do have hope, with the other generation... and ourselves.


----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Savage Yoshimura
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:48 AM
Subject: Words of Wisdom - Doug Savage

"Somewhere out there someone is facing a harder battle than you are.
Be thankful for your life and your blessings."

----- Original Message -----
From: Sandra Akiyama Fasone
To: Pearl Mori
Cc: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: Casino Night

Hi Pearl, I would vote for this year if timing works out.
I'm just amazed at how quickly time is passing when you're on the other side
of the hour glass.
Summer is almost here and new year's didn't seem that long ago.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: Casino Night

Like your input, will discuss at our next meeting (date pending).

On May 17, 2016, at 9:54 AM, Hal-KHS wrote:
Would be nice to do it sometime this year and another (or two) different
events for sometime next year.
I think a 'Casino Night' would be a good attraction even though I'm not
into gambling myself.
Note that a number of us will be on trips or unavailable in Oct-Nov and
who knows when else.
My other, perhaps unwarranted, concern is the legitimacy of 'Casino Nights'.
I really don't have any idea on the Hawaii laws re: such, but thought that
if awards of value were to be given, nothing of value was to be taken
in return.
Then again, I believe Bingo, raffles, etc. don't fall under that 'rule', so who
knows, maybe 'Casino Nights' doesn't either.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:54 AM
Subject: Casino Night

Need input.
Want to do this year, maybe in sept/oct or next year?

----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 6:55 AM
Subject: Re: 5/16/16

Aloha to all, Pearl, call me 808-*****424.
No problem with a location.
My friend just had a two day crap event.
First place, trip to L.V.
Second, $1,000.
Why wait till next year.
Some of us might not be here.
Months and years are getting far and in between.
Mahalo Thomas, the students at Mililani are just as good or even better
then some private schools.
Doing my times in their classes, not one student was out of line.
Not one (F) word was heard.
We still have hope.

God bless,

May 16, 2016

Done and posted Shinty, also posted your email to Laura Yonamine Itokazu (KHS '61)
since there may be a few '61 people who read this blog and can pass the info to their
golfing classmates that they may know.
If any of you don't have Shinty's email address, email me and I'll pass it on to you.

Good to see you're still very active as always and joining in, Carole.

True Pearl, we may be creaky and slow but still young in mind and heart.
I like that idea too Manny, bring Vegas to Hawaii rather than the other way around.
Anyone, and not just the previous committee members, if you have a place in mind
please pass it on and do join in with the committee at meetings.

You're welcome to think 'out loud' anytime Manny, and pass it on to us on the blog.

Sorry to have missed you and Jack, Gerri.
Sounds like you all had a great time with great food.
I actually didn't get to LV until the first of May, having been in California beforehand
visiting family among other things.

Your Mahalo posted Tom, to our resident true Kupuna.
Also your response to Shinty.


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shintaku
To: Hal Oshiro
Cc: Wayne Kanai; Richard Shintaku; Carl Yasuda; Andy Nakano; Gary Tsukamoto
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 7:59 AM

Hal, Please place the following in your next blog.
I did not provide flyer with payment information.
I’ll put out a flyer with complete information by June 1.

Time: 9:00 AM
Green Fee: $50 (Senior rate), $25 event and prize fee
“Choke” prizes that anyone can win.
Good golf and good luck will be rewarded.
19th Puka: Heavy pupus will be provided
Reserve a spot by emailing your response to Richard Shintaku at: s****@**.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Roadrunner
To: Laura Yonamine Itokazu
Cc: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Kaimuki 60' Golf

Hi Laura, Hal referred your name to me since you are the '61 reunion chairman.
I am the current 60' golf tournament chairman.
We have been holding golf events for over twenty years now.
Hal and I gave thought to the idea of holding future reunion events with your 61' class.
With aging and mobility catching up to us, we anticipate that physical events such as golf
will have a lower turnout over time.
But more importantly some us have close 61' classmates who we knew from social clubs,
sports and other school activities.
A golf event would be a good way to start.
Can you provide me a list of 61' golfers.

Thank you.
Shinty (Richard Shintaku)

----- Original Message -----
From: Carole Masuda Eto
To: Arline Hirahara; Tom Takushi; Phyllis Tanabe; Kenneth Ginoza; Stanley Miura;
Alvin Shimokawa; Gary Tsukamoto; Seda Deguchi; Wayne Kanai; Brenda Kadokawa;
David Sato; Richard Shintaku; Calvin Ishizaki; Andy Nakano; Nelson Masamune;
Ron Higa; Carl Yasuda
Cc: Ralph Yamasaki; Gary Yamamoto; Muriel Masumura; Dennis Sayegusa; Hal-KHS60;
Stan & Amy Higashi Tokuda; Tillie Seichi; Jack Digmon; Tony Ballesteros;
Bessie Shimabukuro; Larry Ling
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:17 PM
Subject: RE: Kaimuki Class of 60 Golf Event

Hi all, I too am looking forward to golfing with you classmates!!


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: 5/9/16

Shinty: I like that title for "while you are young gang".
Very appropriate title.
Manny: Like your suggestion for casino nite next year.
Can your friends suggest a place? Can you chair & we assist?
Hal: will try to set committee meeting next month.
Suggestions anyone?
Time -place?

----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: 5/9/16

Aloha to all,

Hal, just was reading the list of classmates that have passed, hopefully to a better life.
A great amount of sadness came over me as I read their names.
I placed myself back then, as a young student, thinking about what life was out there
waiting for me .
I was wondering if all of them were thinking the same.
As I grew older, I would think about my younger days, and how good it was .
As i read the names, it came to me again.
One of my best movies is, How Green Was My Valley.
I hope their valleys were as green as mine.
Beside the loved ones around, How Green Was My Valley was back then.
I hope they filled their dreams in what life gave them.
I was lucky, God gave me a good woman, who is still by my side.
I hope all of you still here, feel the same.
There I go again, thinking out loud.

God Bless,

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:32 AM
Subject: RE: 5/9/16

Aloha Harold & dear friends,

So you were in LV probably the same time as us, 4/24-29.
Our daughter, Kim & husband giftd this trip to us.
Too bad we did not run into you on the strip that was packed to the gills w/ families/cpls
wall to wall.
Crazy but hardly anyone in casinos & restaurant.
I was under the weather 1st 3 days.
Met w/Doug Okada who is still fit & well.
Doug graciously hosted us & Richard Seichi, who looks great & doing well, to a delicious
dinner at Makino Japanese Buffet (fantastic poke, sashimi, sushi, seafood).
Attractive, clean, orderly, busy, felt like being in Honolulu since diners seemd comprised
of resident Polynesians, various Orientals, no tourist type.
Loved it, check it out.
Hope everyone had a memorable Mother's Day.

Blessings & Malama pono,
Gerri Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Takushi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: 5/9/16

Hi Hal,

Short message to thank Manny for his contribution to enlightening my grandson's and
his classmates' lives with one of his appearances at their high school, ( Mililani High ).
Thank you Manny, they all enjoyed your presentations.
Also tell Shinty, yeah I'll be there at the next golf tournament.
Mahalo, catch you all on the next rerun..


May 9, 2016

Good to be back from attending a trade show.
Finally had a chance to visit the Wetlands Nature Preserve Park in Las Vegas.
Great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sin City.
Unusual that I didn't spot any classmates or even other Isle folks in LV, except
I thought I spotted Walter Masuko and his wife.
Anyway, here's another edition of the 'Everything Las Vegas' for those planning
a trip there soon.

Another great golfing event coming up thanks to the effort of Shinty and previous
ones by Ron Higa.
I'll try to drop by at the 19th hole just to say hello as the rest of you should if you can.
Deja Vous all over again as Shinty and I seemed to be on the same wave-length.
Below my response to his query on the KHS '61 class.

Funny you mention that.
I was just thinking of how great it would be to have some of the '61 guys you
knew drop by too.
I could include the ones I know in the email blog as I sometimes do.
Then again, maybe you would prefer including them at a later event.
In any case, the main contact for the '61 people is Laura Yonamine Itokazu
She's their Pearl Shimooka Mori counterpart.
You can use this email to forward an email to her if you wish.


Shinty, a while back you mentioned that you believed Milton Tamashiro was
Unfortunately that turned out to be true as I was able to determine.

Good fun incident a while back while away.
I received an email inquiring as to how tasty an item was... Huh ?
Turned out to be a mistakenly sent message from a classmate... no, not saying.
While reading the blog the other msg popped up and, sure enough, the reply to
that was sent to me.
Anyway, from the consequent reply, it's good to know that the blog really is
being read.
Part of the reply: "You see, I do read your blog"

Hey Arline, which ' young'uns ' are you referring to.
Last I checked, all looked to be ready for our 75th birthday reunion next year.

Thanks Tremaine, another valuable contribution of info from you.

Manny, you are a true Kupuna... yes, an elder, grandparent, relative, close friend.
But I like this one: 'a powerful source of wisdom '
I'm sure there were some back in our school days who would have said
" who, Manny ? Nah... no way, nevah happen ".
Good example of really applying and dedicating oneself as we got older.

Sorry about that Louise, I know you are now able to view the photos with the reply
and work-around I sent to you.
It's a problem stemming from my side of the emails that I will try to correct.
Meantime, as I mentioned to Louise and others, do a copy and paste of any of the
posted links if they aren't 'clickable'.


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shintaku
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: Kaimuki Class of 60 Golf Event

Thx Hal.
By the way do u have the class of 61 contact list?
We may want to include them in golf events.


On Apr 30, 2016, at 8:25 AM, Hal Oshiro wrote:

Got it, out of town at the moment but I can post this on the next blog when I get
back in about a week.


----- Original Message -----
From: Arline Hirahara Gokan
To: Richard Shintaku
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: Kaimuki Class of 60 Golf Event

Aloha all,

Myself and husband would be very much interested in joining in on the fun and
enjoy the company of all those young'uns.

Arline & Noel Gokan

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shintaku
To: Jack Digmon ; Andy Nakano ; Brenda K ; Ronald Higa ; Stanley Miura ;
Kenneth Ginoza ; Nelson Masamune ; Tom Takushi ; Phyllis Takeuchi ;
Gary Tsukamoto ; Arline Hirahara ; Carole Eto ; Seda Pratz ; Carl Yasuda ;
David Sato ; Alvin Shimokawa ; Wayne Kanai ; Nelson Masumune ; Calvin Ishizaki
Cc: Gary Yamamoto ; Jack Digmon ; Dennis Sayegusa ; Stan & Amy Tokuda ;
Tony Ballesteros ; Bessie Shimabukuro ; Ralph Yamasaki ; Larry Ling ;
Muriel Masumura ; Tillie Seichi ; Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:28 AM
Subject: Kaimuki Class of 60 Golf Event

Guys and Gals, Heads up!
We have secured six tee times at Pearl CC on Monday July 11 beginning at 10 AM.
Please save the date and join the "While You are Young" gang in a round of golf.
We have loads of prizes and plenty good fun planned for you.
I hope you all can make it.

Aloha, Shinty

ps. Please pass on info to classmates I may have missed in this e-mail

----- Original Message -----
From: Moana Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: 4/17/16

E Hal....Aloha mai!

Here is Arlene Kauwe Gonzales' phone number and address

4**** **** St.
Waimanalo, Hi 96795
Phone: (808)***-****

She will be expecting to hear from the Reunion Committee.


Moana (Tremaine)

----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: 4/17/16

Aloha to all my young classmates.
We have been busy this last month.
One week at the Merry Monarch Festival, selling our craft.
I have been having people from our Lua PA coming to my house on Sundays to make
Lua Hawaiian Weapons.
This Sunday, a young student from Kauai flew in for the day and came to my house,
just to make a weapon for his grade in college.
Glade you found one more of our classmates.
We are at the Moana Surfrider hotel every Sat from 0800 till 1400hrs with our craft.
If anyone of you goes to the Kahala Hilton, in the lobby is a large glass Koa case.
Inside is a Hawaiian Alii feather cape.
The Hawaiian War Weapons made from Kauwila wood is mine.
Also my lawyer friends went to Japan for a meeting with the Japan Lawer's Assoc.
and will given them a Koa Weapon from Hawaii.
If Pearl is thinking of a small reunion, we can have a casino night.
My friend has all the tables and the dealers.
Well my wife of 56yrs, just called me .
Must respond with a YES DEAR .
God Bless to all the students of my youth.


----- Original Message -----
From: Louise Iwamoto
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: 4/17/16


I could not open the pictures.


( 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

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, 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,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,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,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane
Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Yamaguchi,Mollie Rivera,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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