You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…

List time!  Let’s boost the hits count (1 item per comment 😉 ) – complete the sentence:

You know you’re a baby boomer if…

– You receive AARP mailings

– You’ve gone to banquets at the Flamingo Chuckwagon

– You were in a social club

– You remember watching Checkers and Pogo

– You guys wore Angels Flight pants

– You girls wore backless dresses with the black velvet jacket

– The only time you wore Keds to school was on excursion day

– You guys used to wear Brut cologne

– You girls used to wear Shiseido Zen perfume

Okay, you get the idea.  Repeats are okay as I don’t expect you to read every comment. 🙂

573 Responses to “You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…”

  1. ankleBYTERS says:

    Gotta work tomorrow….haven’t been to work in like a week and a half ❗

  2. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO, I think Rod has aged nicely. I like his current look!

  3. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: It’s the boy-san look. 😆

  4. LINDA KATO says:

    Rod, finally a picture for you. It’s the young boy look ❗ 😀

  5. LINDA KATO says:

    @Seawalker, we own 2 chokin art plates and a framed picture of chokin art. Lovely! What a nice side job. Where in Waikiki can we find you?

  6. David In Oregon says:

    sally: I hope no mustache or unabrow.

  7. Rodney says:

    … you guys remember having long hair and a mustache. heh, heh

  8. M says:

    @Seawalker, yes we get the satellite feed from Farrington.

  9. Seawalker says:

    @Mark – Nah, it’s imported from China. Used to be Japan, but the cost was too great. The owner is based in S.F. Keeps me busy.

  10. Seawalker says:

    Hey M, do you guys get the satellite feed from Farrington at Hawaii Kai? Pastor Elwin’s son, Brandon spoke not too long ago. Man, the whole auditorium was cracking up.

  11. Mark'75 says:

    @sally: 3 inch hickeys?!!! I think I’ll stick to Salonpas.

  12. sally says:

    …if you played with tops.

    I never got the hang of the wrist action with the string. Brothers made sure they kept that a “boys only” secret. grrrrr

  13. sally says:

    Paipo boards! With three brothers, we had plenty!

    What about home made kites?

  14. Mark'75 says:

    @Seawalker: Ho, neat that chokin. Did you create that plate?

  15. M says:

    If you remember paipo boards..

  16. sally says:

    Actually, they call it “cupping” now. It’s still done and it works. Only thing is you end up looking like you got 3 inch hickeys on your back… or wherever they happened to treat.

  17. Yoshi says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if ….
    you cut out from school to go to Holiday, Varsity, Campus, University, Riverside, ___ and Cushion, etc…. – ring some bells anyone???

  18. Seawalker says:

    @Mark – Thanks. This is what I moonlight in Waikiki as my side job. They’re called chokin. Too bad the design came out small. It’s a canoe in water with Diamond Head as the backdrop and 2 plam trees. And no, it’s not a Pake coin!

  19. Yoshi says:

    @Mark’75 – That’s it, small kine dodo on the stick – boy did that hurt – i used to get alot of those – they call it child abuse now.

  20. Mark'75 says:

    Hey neat Gravatar Seawalker!

  21. Mark'75 says:

    @Yoshi: Is YAITO the brown, look like miniature pile of ‘doodoo’ that is burned to ease sore muscles and stuff? Old folks used to use that, but looked to scary to try.

  22. Seawalker says:

    Oh, and I forgot to thank kathi for her link!

  23. Seawalker says:

    Yay, my avatar works. And I did it all by myself! Seawalker is a stylin’ and a struttin’.

  24. Yoshi says:

    @ 4G – Thanks for sharing the Old Hawaii photos, it brought back some great memories. Aloha Motors showroom was next to the Original Kapiolani Coffee shop. Home of one of the best oxtail and pig feet soups. The hamburger steak w/gravy all over was pretty good too. The gravy reminded me of the rice and gravy from Nuuanu Y days. Anybody remember YAITO?

  25. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a Baby Boomer if…
    …when you attended intermediate school, the boys took shop class and the girls took home economics. Yeah, mechanical drawing was cool, but I enjoyed metal, plastic, and wood shop.

    I was jealous of the guys who went Kalani tho, since they had a class called Bachelor Survival, taught by a teacher affectionately called, “Ma.” Not only did they sew, they COOKED and also got to EAT!!!!

  26. sally says:

    @Seawalker: Student fare was 50cents for 5 scrips. We’d give the driver our money and get the scrips, tear one off and drop it in. Adult fare was $1 for 5 scrips. I think.

  27. Seawalker says:

    @Mark 4:27PM – The Cannery or how us Pakes pronounce it, “bolo-chong”. I lasted all but 3 days one summer working there. But I was in college at that time so I had a car. No rubbing elbows on the bus for me… LOL Yah, I agree. Pineapples smell better than tuna!

  28. Seawalker says:

    @sally 7:55PM – You just jogged my memory on those bus fare scripts. I do remember putting it in the fare box. Don’t remember buying ’em cause I think we were too small at that time. My parents or Gung-gung and Popo must have purchased it for us. Maybe Rob@96744 would know.

  29. David In Oregon says:

    sally: scan, document, photograph, and also important…insure it all.

  30. sally says:

    @DiO: nah, it’s just some of my little treasures. I keep thinking that someday I’m gonna document it all and scan or take pics of them.

  31. David In Oregon says:

    sally: with all that stuff, when are you gonna open your own collectibles store? 😛

  32. David In Oregon says:

    sally: Yeah, that’s assuming some evil babooze doesn’t duplicate your Gravatr and use it too. 😆

  33. sally says:

    A good thing about using these Gravatars is that you can easily find where you left off by looking for your own. Especially when the count goes over FIVE HUNDRED!

  34. sally says:

    Good Evening MLCers!

    You guys were talking about HRT. Remember when they sold bus fare tickets like scrips? When they stopped, I still had some. I still have those today, tucked away in a box along with a bus token (like a coin), my elem school dog tag, and some other stuffs. I still have my big fat metal jacks too in my original red pouch my mom gave me.

  35. David In Oregon says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if your definition of “country’ has changed. What used to be “country” is now built up cities with houses, malls, and other stuff.

  36. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO, yes, it sure did. The afternoon was very COOL ❗ 😀

  37. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: It’s good that you folks got solar fans. They should help.

  38. weke says:

    Pali Momi Hospital was on a hill

  39. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO, now that you mentioned it, I looked for ankes avatar. Yes, he changed it to a new picture. These computer savvy people like to show off with their talent ❗ 😆

    Still waiting for ct and Rod to choose a picture.

  40. weke says:

    pearlridge was a sugar cane field

  41. David In Oregon says:

    ankles: I didn’t notice at first that you changed your avatar. Is it because the Tube workers are on strike today?

  42. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: Thanks for clarifying. It was, what I thought. I’ve seen those before, on This Old House.

  43. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO, solar fans push the hot air out of attics and is powered by the sun, no electricity! Our attics gets above 120 degrees when the sun it out since our air condition metal units for central air is located in our 2 attics. It was an oven up there. By keeping the attics cool, the house is cooler and the A/C unit does not have to work so hard to cool the house, if I choose to put the A/C on. We will receive a $2K tax credit this year for these 2 solar fans. 😀

  44. Mark'75 says:

    @ankleBYTERS: Cool Gravatar!

  45. Mark'75 says:

    DIO: Yes, Coral tuna is still around.

  46. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: Solar fans?

  47. David In Oregon says:

    Tuna packers? That reminds me, what ever happened to Coral brand tuna? Do they still sell that?

  48. LINDA KATO says:

    Oops so many typos, really tired today ❗

    We had our 2 solar fans installed today. Our living room is so much cooler without the air conditioner on. Today we have some nice tradewinds. The true test will be on a hot sunny day ❗

  49. LINDA KATO says:

    That’s snow white hair on hubby….

    @jaydee, nice avatar picture :1:

  50. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening MLCers ❗ 😀

    @Seawalker and @Kage, yes, that was me on TV in the red muumuu. Hubby was in front pulling the dolly, the old Japanese man with the snow while hair.

  51. Kage says:

    @Seawalker – Yeah I got the tokens in some dime rolls when I used to work in retail.

  52. Mark'75 says:

    4G: Thanks for the article. Brought back memories of Gabby Pahinui and his sons (Gabby Band?) jamming at Ala Moana Center Stage in the mid ’70’s. After, they were signing autographs in front of House of Music. They seemed larger than life!

  53. Mark'75 says:

    @Seawalker: Wasn’t so romantic when we boarded the bus after a 12 hour shift at the cannery. People all gave us funny looks when we packed in. I once overheard a guy tell another, “You should wait ’til the tuna packers get on.”

  54. Seawalker says:

    Cool pics 4G, especially the one with the pineapple.

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    On the days on Kona winds, you could smell the stale smell of pineapples in the air. Or for you citrus lovers, the aromatic smell of pineapples permeating the airless days of hot and sticky.

  55. 4G says:

    Here’s a link to an article and pics along this theme:

  56. TwoFish says:

    @M – Waikiki Theatres, with the fake coconut trees, clouds on the ceiling, and organ player with live music!

  57. M says:

    if you remember the waikiki theatre with the fake coconut trees inside.

  58. 4G says:

    . . . you remember Honolulu International Airport before there was a reef runway.

  59. 4G says:

    . . . you remember the Hilton Hawaiian Village “dome”.

  60. Seawalker says:

    @Kage – HRT tokens, eh… how about those transfer tickets that they used to give out? I remember you only had a small window of time to get on the bus you were transferring to. I recall trying to tear a puka on the ticket a couple of hours later so we wouldn’t have to pay again. Never worked. The driver would make us get off our seats and to pay again. Make A.

  61. David In Oregon says:

    Kage: Yeah, that website has tons of pictures featuring buses from Hawaii as well as other states.

  62. Kage says:

    woohoo. jaydee stylin too with the avatar.

  63. Kage says:

    @DiO- those are neat pictures. I was trying to figure out where some of them were taken. 🙂

  64. David In Oregon says:

    All this curiosity about what the buses looked like made me search the ‘net. Here’s what I found:

  65. Kage says:

    @M – I have a couple of tokens from HRT.

  66. David In Oregon says:

    jaydee: The “high tech football game” ? If it is the game I’m thinking about, I think the versions I’ve seen must’ve been haunted, as a lot of the players simply ran in circles chasing invisible opponents. 😆

  67. David In Oregon says:

    Wow 500+ posts!! 😀

  68. David In Oregon says:

    Good morning everybody. 🙂

  69. Kage says:

    Okay, back to work now. 😉

  70. Kage says:

    Fi hun dred!!!

  71. Kage says:

    @LK – I saw you on the news but neva know it was you. 🙂

  72. Kage says:

    @M- I remember riding the green bus once. I think we took the car in for repair so Dad took us on the bus to go somewhere in town. Later those buses where used as our school buses.

  73. Seawalker says:

    @LK 11:46PM – I saw the shot of you and your husband on TV. My first thought was, ‘Is that LK?’. You had a muumuu on with red trim. Mr. LK was wearing t-shirt and shorts.

    So funny. Those election guys want to go with such high-tech voting devices. Yet, when it comes to other things involving the election, everything is so 1970’s. Glad they wised up and turned on the a/c.

  74. M says:

    If you remember the bus fare for students was 10 cents.

  75. M says:

    If you remember Da bus was called HRT.

  76. Seawalker says:

    @kan 7:06AM – I remember Da Bus quite clearly. I even remember when those buses came in a green color. It was noisy. It was hot. When you sat in the very last roll (with all the cool people), I recall getting off the bus with the back of my shirt all wet.

  77. 91boz says:

    Good Morning To All!

    You guys remember Mattel’s Lie Detector game?

    How about Wamo’s Water Wiggle and Slip and Slide?

  78. sally says:

    jaydee: I still got ‘um. We MLCers recycled out of necessity, not cuz it was politically correct.

    There’s a man at craft fairs that sells rice bag items. I buy his clothespin bags.

  79. jaydee says:

    My aunt would also make pot holders and quilts from used and discarded aloha print material. Remember those?

  80. jaydee says:

    @sally: I never owned one but I remember my cousin Sid wore them. My aunt use to sew them for him and yes, she’d wash and bleach them then hang them to dry.

  81. KAN says:

    . . . if you remember when “Da Bus” was “Uncle Frank’s limousine service.”

    @Kage – I wondered who would be the first to notice!

    @jaydee – I remember my Grampa would listen to Islanders games on his little transister radio. We turn on Mariners games during the season for him (I have the family butsudan at my place).

  82. sally says:

    …if you not only remember or wore rice bag shorts (jaydee), but if you remember PREPPING the rice bags by washing and bleaching then laying them all on the grass in the back yard to dry?

  83. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

  84. Kage says:

    Good Morning all.

    Wohoo. Think we will hit 500?

    @KAN, M & Mark75 – got your avatars!

  85. jaydee says:

    …if you remember those “rice-bag” shorts…worse yet, if you actually wore one! Hah!

  86. jaydee says:

    Good morning DIO and the rest of the MLC’ers!

  87. jaydee says:

    ….the high tech football game was played on a vibrating game board. We had one!

  88. David In Oregon says:

    Good morning everyone. Wow, Wednesday already. It’s a looking like another breezy day here in my neighborhood. Thankfully it’s warm.

  89. LINDA KATO says:

    It’s tomorrow already ❗

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Wednesday ❗ 😀

  90. LINDA KATO says:

    @Dean, when we have our evaluation meeting, I will suggest changing to “Charley’s” for our next election. My husband and I have been the “Delivery and Collection Team” since Cayetano was Governor, many, many elections and special elections ❗

  91. LINDA KATO says:

    @Seawalker 11/2/10 4:43PM, you are younger than I am and I have more energy than you do ❗ 😆

    Time to exercise buddy and build up your stamina again ❗

    You don’t want to be called “old man” 😆

  92. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall days before a Solar Water Heater, Solar Fans, CFL light bulbs, and before low flush toilets.

  93. Dean says:

    Linda… I don’t understand why a driver would refuse to turn on the AC. If fuel consumption were a concern, that’s nonsense. It’s a small cost compared to what is earned. Besides, the amount charged takes into account total operating expense.

    Just another reason to avoid TC in favor of Charley’s…. whenever possible.

    BTW, Charley’s has a service called “Medicab”. Door-to-counter. The driver actually takes the client right to the doctor’s check-in window, and then to the pharmacy afterward. And right up to the client’s doorstep. The drivers are specially trained.

  94. LINDA KATO says:

    I believe in energy conservation, in using the sun’s power rather than electricity. We will benefit with a $2K tax credit for 2010.

    Now that the election is over I will begin the task of cleaning our home from top to bottom before I open our home for Thanksgiving to all of our relatives. Lots of projects around the house.

  95. LINDA KATO says:

    Thank goodness another election year is over and done with. All of our hard work is now just a memory.

    We will sign waive one last time tomorrow night to say Mahalo even though our candidate lost in this election. I believe in trying to make a difference in our community and helping rather than not doing anything at all.

    Tomorrow, we will have 2 solar fans installed to help cool our home without air-conditioning.

  96. LINDA KATO says:

    MLCers, if you watched HawaiiNewsNow on KFVE at 9:00PM, the cameraman was watching our taxi van unload our ballot boxes, then the camera panned to my husband pulling our load on the dolly and Mrs. Muumuu (me) was following behind the dolly. We made the evening news ❗ 😀

  97. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening MLCers ❗ 😀

    @DIO and @Dean, when reported for duty tonight, my taxi driver’s supervisor was standing by her van keeping her company until we arrived. I told him about our “hot” morning without air conditioning and asked her to please put it on for the afternoon run. So her supv. knows what a morning we had. She said, “okay, okay, I’m putting it on right now!” So I had my air-conditioning. Thank goodness, it was a hot and humid afternoon ❗

  98. sally says:

    WOOT WOOT Konaish!

  99. Rodney says:

    OT: Congratulations to MLC’s own Konaish!! One of two lucky winners of the Aloha Tokyo Sweepstakes. Konaish will be on Hawaiian Air’s inaugural flight from Honolulu to Haneda on November 17, 2010 and will enjoy a 4-night stay in a Junior Suite at Hilton Tokyo.

    WTG, Konaish!

  100. Rodney says:

    @sally – I was taking my time in college because I knew once I was done, I’d have to be working for the rest of my life.
    I took a botany class at the KCC Ruger in the wooden buildings. I dropped the class as I too only daydreamed out the window.
    But Ruger Market was right there for lunch!

  101. Mark'75 says:

    @Sally: ok.

  102. sally says:

    @Mark’75: You do? I’d love to see them! If you ever attend a Triad PahTay, please bring them! Or scan the pages and email to Rod so he can share.

  103. Mark'75 says:

    @Sally: Oh gosh, I still have those handbooks. Pretty much in pristine condition (not read).

    @Rodney: Don’t remember Cooks Bay. Probably wasn’t into clothes much back then, just t-shirts and shorts.

  104. sally says:

    Good Grief Rod! What were you studying?

    LOL I took classes at KCC Ruger (as it was called then) when it first opened. No fancy, landscaped campus like it is now… classes were held in the wooden barracks. I loved it, I’d daydream looking out the windows and stare at the ocean in the (east) distance. I’d meet friends for lunch under the trees w/ cool breezes blowing. No wonder I couldn’t concentrate on studying.

  105. Rodney says:

    @sally – me too! (took me 9 semesters though…)

  106. sally says:

    @Rodney: I graduated from KCC Pensacola Campus!

  107. sally says:

    …if you remember “handbooks” in intermediate and high school that indicated dress codes (included rules about shaving legs!) and also included words to football cheers and songs. Alma Mater too.

  108. Rodney says:

    … Beacon restaurant

  109. Rodney says:

    … the Monkey bar at PCT (Pearl City Tavern)

  110. Rodney says:

    … KCC used to be located on the corner of Pensacola and Kapiolani.

  111. Rodney says:

    … you remember before Ohtaheite, it was called Cooks Bay.

  112. Mark'75 says:

    DIO: Yeah, for real!

  113. David In Oregon says:

    Mark’75: That’s when they were still known as “dolls” Nowadays, they’re called “action figures” 😆

  114. Mark'75 says:

    @Koreankanak: Otaheite was the best! I clearly remember a signature print of theirs with the stars and planets along the top and the ocean below with canoes, a Hawaiian Warrior blowing a conch shell. Was really popular.

  115. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you saw the first G.I.Joe action figure commercial on TV and got all excited over it. Then told dad you wanted one and got, “What the hell you want a doll for? Boys don’t play with dolls.”

  116. Koreankanak says:

    You know you one Baby Boomer when:
    You remember aloha Print Sports Coats and Jackets.

  117. Koreankanak says:

    You know you one Baby Boomer if:
    You remember Ohtaheite

  118. Koreankanak says:

    You know you one Baby Boomer when:
    You remember going to Roller Derby in the old Civic Auditorium.

  119. Koreankanak says:

    You know you one Baby Boomer when:
    You remember Keiki Land

  120. Mark'75 says:

    @ct: re: Duncan yo-yos, I still have two old Imperials and a Gold Award…but none have strings because like you, they broke doing around the world!

    BTW, they don’t make ’em like they used to.

  121. ct says:

    And man … someone brought up the Wheel O … I thought that was neat but never got one …

    Remember the tops … and the Duncan yo-yos … had to watch out because if the string broke while doing around the world … yikes … duck … or if in da house … gotta run befoa my mom finds what we broke … hahahaha

  122. ct says:

    @Mark’75 – Yeah … me too. My neighbor across the street had one. We had fun making those bugs and tying them fishing line and throwing them all around. I remember you could make a car and a boat and letters and stuffs … and the word was “neat” … hahahaha

  123. Mark'75 says:

    @ct: Was it the Mattel Vacuform? I always wanted one, but never got it.

  124. ct says:

    @Sally – Yeah … remember those Christmas decorations in Kaimuki … had da candles …

  125. Mark'75 says:

    Oh yeah, instead of being called skateboarders, we were called something like sidewalk surfers. LOL

  126. ct says:

    @Mark’75 – Remember that vacuumatic thingie

    @ankleBYTERS – That easy bake oven was pretty neat too … hahaha

  127. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you took apart your metal roller skates, screwed the wheels to a piece of plywood and called it a skateboard.

  128. ct says:

    Good evening MLCers!

    Trying to catch up on the posts. Brings back a lot of memories … that’s for sure.

  129. M says:

    Guud evening MLCer!

  130. Mark'75 says:

    ankleBYTERS: Yeah, my sister had one! The cakes were good.

  131. ankleBYTERS says:


    Remember the Easy Bake Ovens ❓

  132. ankleBYTERS says:


    I also have pics that say “Piccadilly Circus”, “Shoreditch”, & “Underground” 😆

  133. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you made Creepy Crawlers by pouring Plastigoop into the metal molds and heating them in the Thingmaker.

  134. ankleBYTERS says:

    Clamming in Kaneohe Bay.

  135. David In Oregon says:

    ankles: Westminster? Is that where GF is? It’s funny, I’d have never thought to take a picture of a sign like that. Of course, I’d like to catch one of the Knightsbridge sign, as it’s right near Harrod’s. 😆

  136. ankleBYTERS says:

    “OP” logo long sleeved shirts..

  137. ankleBYTERS says:

    “mod” shirts..

  138. ankleBYTERS says:

    “Electric” colored club shirts.

  139. ankleBYTERS says:

    Air shocks on the back of your ride.

  140. ankleBYTERS says:


    I sure do remember the flash cubes ❗

  141. ankleBYTERS says:

    Using black lights and strobe lights when playing in a band.

  142. ankleBYTERS says:

    Rotary dial telephones.

  143. Mark'75 says:

    @ankleBYTERS: Remember flash cubes?

  144. ankleBYTERS says:

    Huge console TVs, color or black/white.

  145. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you went to India Imports and bought a Pet Rock or Canned Air. Orrrr, you bought a bottle of Morning Breeze from Party Center.

  146. ankleBYTERS says:

    Reel-to-reel tape player.

  147. ankleBYTERS says:

    Using a flash camera that required you to insert a new flash bulb after taking a picture.

  148. David In Oregon says:

    4G: and if you’re a Honeymooners fan “…bang, zoom….” as well as, “one of these days…one of these days…pow!! right in the kisser!!”

  149. 4G says:

    @Mark’75 – Yup, “One of these days . . .” LOL.

    Also, re: kabonker balls – those things would also shatter, too! Man, we lucky somebody neva put out one eye! LOL.

  150. Mark'75 says:

    Howzit COhiba: Was just in your neck of the woods for work. Went to Chubby’s in the bowling alley two nights in a row…the food there is great!

  151. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you watched Combat on TV with the neighbor’s kids then ran outside with the tommy guns blazing, and yelling, “Amerikana!!!!!”

    BUT the ultimate weapon was the Johnny Seven, One Man Army, with seven weapons built into one. Everyone wanted one.

  152. C0hiba says:

    Howzit everyone!
    Hope all is well with you.

    I saw 4G’s Top of Da Shoppe, but wanted to add seeing Kalapana at Top of Da Shoppe. Was such a nice mellow spot.

    I still look for places like that to hang out, listen to music, and talk story.
    Not many places like that with live music here on the Big Island.

  153. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …you played with kabonker balls. The two HARD plastic balls attached to a string which bruised your entire forearm.

  154. Mark'75 says:

    @4G: Ralph Kramden: “One of these days Alice…POW, to the moon!!!”

  155. Steve says:

    If you remember records (78 rpm, 45 singles and albums) and record players. The album covers were often very nice – real works of art.

  156. Steve says:

    @TwoFish: I am not sure if “Blondie” ever performed in Hawaii. Could you be thinking about the group named “Missing Persons”? Both groups were popular in the early 1980’s and both had attractive blond lead singers. “Blondie” had Debbie Harry and “Missing Persons” had Dale Bozzio. I believe Dale Bozzio was booked to perform at Pipeline Cafe in Honolulu earlier this year, but she had to cancel that appearance due to illness.

  157. Seawalker says:

    @LK @4:22PM – Don’t you agree? I’ll be saying the same thing tomorrow and Thursday. Next thing you know, it’s another weekend. 🙂

  158. LINDA KATO says:

    @Dean, TheCab is the only taxi contracted to work at the polls today. We will be leaving at 5PM to head towards the Capitol. I will definitely be assertive and tell her to put the A/C on or I will file a complaint against her. I have a cell ph and can call TheCab with her license #.

  159. LINDA KATO says:

    MLCers, wonderful memories ❗ Nothing wrong with all of your memories today ❗ Thanks for sharing 😀

  160. Dean says:

    Linda… does it have to be TheCab?

    Otherwise, get Charlie’s Taxi. 233-3333. It’s owned/operated by Dale Evans, a friend. Truly a first-class operation.

  161. LINDA KATO says:

    @Seawalker 10:55AM 😆

  162. TwoFish says:

    Canlis Restaurant

  163. 4G says:

    . . . you remember the Jackie Gleason Show. “And away we go . . . .”

  164. volleymom2 says:

    – Dunes turned into Gussie L’Mores…
    -Shakey’s PIzza Parlor wi th the piano man and banjo player…. recently did Shakey’s come back to Hawaii located in Waipahu

  165. Seawalker says:

    @TwoFish – Dunes on Nimitz, all I remember was that they had something like ‘Naked Waiters’ or ‘Fast Freddy’. Something for the women to ponder about since we already did a blog on K-Bars… LOL

  166. TwoFish says:

    @Seawalker – I’m not sure if it was Blondie, but I sure think so. I have the shirt someplace. And I can’t remember the concert. But I do remember going to AC/DC.

  167. Seawalker says:

    @TwoFish – You got it… had to have one of those paper-thin 3/4 sleeve concert shirts. Boy, after a couple of washings, it barely had enough material to cover the beer gut. LOL

    Really, Blondie played the HIC? I caught Michael Jackson at the Aloha Stadium and even Al Jarreau at the Shell. I hope MaDonna makes her way to here one of these days.

    Remember the darts fad in the 90’s?

  168. TwoFish says:

    Jumbo pencils in kindergarten, which are no longer made

  169. TwoFish says:

    Cannon’s Business College.

  170. TwoFish says:

    King’s Bakery and fundraising their orange chiffon or sweet bread.

  171. TwoFish says:

    Morrow’s Nut House, where I used to walk by slowly, to see if there were any flies in the cases.

  172. TwoFish says:

    House of Music in Ala Moana

  173. TwoFish says:

    Sorry, Records Hawaii/Job Lot on Piikoi, not Keeaumoku.

  174. TwoFish says:

    You can remember when all slugs were black.

  175. TwoFish says:

    Francis Camera

  176. TwoFish says:

    Records Hawaii on Keeaumoku by Job Lot

  177. TwoFish says:

    Dunes on Nimitz Hwy

  178. TwoFish says:

    Seawalker – Journey and the souvenir baseball raglan sleeve shirt. Or was that from the Blondie concert at HIC? Hmm . . .

  179. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You went to the Journey concert when they came down and rocked the Blaisdell for 5 concerts. That was with lead singer Steve Perry and not Arnel Pineda. Couldn’t get tickets for the first 4 nights, but scored on the last night.

    I still remember going to the Rolls Royce “Carwash” and Heatwave “Always and Forever” concert in high school.

  180. volleymom2 says:

    you remember the jingle jump.. the one with the ball and chain and you gotta jump over the ball after you swing it around your ankle while jumping.

    – I used to watch Lawerence Welk with my parents all the time, guess it grew on me. When they came down, we saw them play and dance at the HIC back in’73. Guy and Ralna were my favorite. I liked the Lennon Sisters, too.

  181. 4G says:

    @TwoFish: PCT and the monkey bar! 🙂

  182. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    It’s Tuesday and you are still tired from the weekend. I mean, you did absolutely nothing for Halloween except for walking to the fridge for a cold one. Some of us got issues man… LOL

  183. David In Oregon says:


  184. TwoFish says:

    Pearl City Tavern

  185. TwoFish says:

    The large cross atop Camp Smith

  186. TwoFish says:

    Radio Free Hawaii

  187. TwoFish says:


  188. TwoFish says:

    Bobby McGees

  189. TwoFish says:

    The Wave Waikiki

  190. TwoFish says:

    Anticipating Mom taking me to Ala Moana Center’s sandbox to play for a little while.

  191. David In Oregon says:

    OOOOoooooooh, Castle Park. I remember that place: bumper boats, go karts, water country, and most of all, video games, video games, video games.

  192. TwoFish says:

    Home Grown record albums

  193. TwoFish says:

    Studebaker’s, and dancing on the counters.

  194. TwoFish says:

    Castle Park

  195. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: Being “new” has nothing to do with it. She’s just being an okole. A customer requesting the a/c is not an unreasonable request. A customer asking a driver to break laws, is an unreasonable request.

  196. TwoFish says:

    hula hoops

  197. TwoFish says:

    Wham-o frisbee

  198. TwoFish says:

    Foil Christmas tree tinsel

  199. TwoFish says:

    Gummed postage stamps that you had to lick. Same for paper hole reinforcements.

  200. LINDA KATO says:

    @DIO, I will be more assertive for the afternoon run and demand she turn on the A/C.

    We do have an evaluation session and I will most certainly report our uncooperative cab driver. She told us she’s new to the company and just started a few months ago……. enough said.

    Everyone have a great Tuesday ❗ Gotta run errands now…..


  201. TwoFish says:

    When car seats were bench seats in front & back.

  202. TwoFish says:

    Perculator coffee makers, stove-top.

  203. TwoFish says:

    DIO, I love those cornrd beef cans with the funky key!

  204. Mark'75 says:

    DIO: Yeah, sometimes, that strip of metal would break while I’m cranking the key. Must be ME!

  205. David In Oregon says:

    Mark’75: The ones that used to get me, were the corned beef cans, since they had that funky “key” that you had to use to open the can.

  206. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: After this is over, you should file complaints with everyone!! 😆 File complaints with TheCab, file complaints with the folks you’re “working for,” anyone and everyone you can. After all, what does it matter? She’s there for the customers, not the other way around.

  207. Mark'75 says:

    Awright DIO, at least I’m not alone.

  208. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer (in Hawaii) if you…

    …remember the Japanese “Dakkochan” doll. A black vinyl blow up doll of an ‘African'(PC) child with a round ‘O’ shaped mouth and 3-D winking eye, with arms that wrapped around your arm, giving you a hug.

  209. David In Oregon says:

    Mark’75: You weren’t the only one. I think they phased those out when I was still a kid, but I remember sometimes breaking those things off. Looking back, I can’t help but laugh and wonder if that’s why they invented straws.

  210. Mark'75 says:

    @KAN: Old soda can pop tops…LOL. Maybe I was uncoordinated, but sometimes the ring on the old pull tabs broke off before I was able to open the soda can.

  211. LINDA KATO says:

    @DIO, no, she’s assigned to my Team 21 for all day today ❗ 🙁

  212. LINDA KATO says:

    @DIO, 50 cents would buy a sniff of gas off the nozzle 😆

  213. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: Can you just call another driver from TheCab and get rid of the anti-a/c fool?

  214. LINDA KATO says:

    @M, those teeny, tiny feet can’t be yours ❗ 😆

  215. David In Oregon says:

    Linda: At today’s prices, 50 cents worth of gas would mean the attendant let you sniff the gas off the nozzle. 😆

  216. LINDA KATO says:

    @ankles, yes gas was .25/gallon, unbelievable. My male cousin would drive into a service station and ask for 50 cents worth of gas. Today that would be one drop of gas or less. 😆

  217. M says:

    My son is working at a polling place.

  218. LINDA KATO says:

    4G, yes, they use “THECAB” to take us to the polling places to drop off the ballots and pick up the ballots at the end of the day. Today was the first time we had a “female driver” who refused to put the air-conditioning on. I just came out of a hot shower and wanted the A/C ON! I told her to be sure and put the A/C on for the afternoon run. I am responsible for 3 polling places. All the “male drivers” put the A/C on for me 🙁

  219. TwoFish says:

    Reading comic books, and wanting to get your parents to buy you an ant farm, sea monkeys, or some gag or magic tricks advertised in the back.

  220. TwoFish says:

    Whee-lo toy

  221. TwoFish says:

    Red Skelton show

  222. TwoFish says:

    Gas embargo, and lining up at the gas station depending on whether your license was an odd number or even.

  223. TwoFish says:

    Muscle cars with fins!

  224. TwoFish says:

    Heinz Ketchup commercial with the song Anticipation playing in the background as the person waited for the ketchup to come slowly down to the opening.

  225. TwoFish says:

    When all condiments came in glass bottles. There was no squeezing ketchup out of that.

  226. ankleBYTERS says:

    $0.25/gal gas
    $0.25 pack of cigarettes from vending machine

  227. TwoFish says:

    When a cut-open golf ball revealed lots and lots of rubberband type elastic wound around a hard bouncy center ball. You’d cut or get help cutting the outer skin off, and let it go. The ball unwinding would go crazy.

  228. TwoFish says:

    Carnation canned milk mixed with water to give babies because there was no formula.

  229. TwoFish says:

    Cloth diapers because there were no disposable type.

  230. TwoFish says:

    Cat eye glasses that the grown ups used to wear.

  231. TwoFish says:

    Going to the Drive-In to watch a movie, and packing more people in the car than you pay for.

  232. TwoFish says:

    Playing ‘baseball’ in the road and yelling “CAR!” so everyone would go to the side and let the car go by.

  233. TwoFish says:

    Girls playing jacks that were metal.

  234. TwoFish says:

    Making slingshots out of tree branches

  235. TwoFish says:

    Kamaboko slippers

  236. TwoFish says:

    @91boz – mercurochrome in those thin glass bottles with the black rubber glass dropper that had been stored in a black carrying case.

  237. 4G says:

    Hi LK! I was watching the news this morning and a story on the election today revealed the fact that they also use taxicabs to deliver ballots to some of the polling places. I never knew they did that.

    BOT: . . . you remember Bireley’s soda. Whatever happened to that? It seems to have just *poof* disappeared overnight. Hmmm, I guess the same could be said for RC Cola

  238. David In Oregon says:

    my fave name of all, K.K. Kaumanua. 😆

  239. David In Oregon says:

    sally: It’s funny you bring up listening to Liz Damon and others. Leslie Wilcox did an interview recently with Emma Veary, and she mentioned how folks used to sit on the sand and listen to her when she was singing in Waikiki. at the Halekulani. She (Emma) says she used to call the beach audience her “scholarship crowd” 😆

  240. LINDA KATO says:

    4G, you had fun with DIO after I signed off last night ❗ 😀

    I remember Lawrence Welk. No choice too, only 1 TV and no say in the choice of the TV program. Seems a whole lifetime ago when LW was on TV.

  241. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Tuesday ❗ 😀

    If you haven’t already voted, exercise your right to vote. Polls close at 6PM.

    We work a split shift today as the Delivery and Collection team. We dropped off the ballots and supplies, then must go back after 6PM to pick everything up.

  242. M says:

    If you remember the Kini Popo show….

  243. M says:

    Remember Lucky Luck…Funny face number one….

  244. Ynaku says:

    @sally showing our age yeah?

  245. sally says:

    @Ynaku: ai yai yai we are a part of world history.

  246. 91boz says:

    Good Morning Everyone!
    You guys remember Televi Digest?
    How bout Kaze Kozo?
    Have gun will travel, Wagon Train, The Rifleman.
    Remember Sugerfoot?
    @Sally I remember mercurochrome aka red medicine, Owee!
    Remember when Gem stores were members only?
    Remember Wigwam? Popout surfboards Shark, Tiki?

  247. sally says:

    …if you used to go to HHV to sit on the sand outside the Garden Bar to listen to Liz Damon or (later) Carole Kai.

    *same thing if you used to go to Kahala Hilton and sit outside to listen to Danny Kaleikini.

  248. Ynaku says:

    We were watching Bubba Gump the other night and my son asked me “What is Watergate?”

  249. M says:

    It’s a day off for me, going SUPing later.

  250. sally says:

    …if you know what to do with those lemons in the jars on the roof.

    Good Morning MLCers!

  251. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

    Get out and vote everyone!

  252. KAN says:

    . . . if your favorite (crazy) uncle had a crocheted beer can hat 🙂

  253. KAN says:

    . . . if you remember when soda can pop tops actually came off the can. You could make necklaces or lei with them. And it hurt when you stepped on ’em. 🙁

  254. Seawalker says:

    Ohayo, election day!

    @Keoni – Lawrence Welk, wondeba, wondeba, wondeba… LOL. Don’t forget the dancing pair of Bobby and Sissy. Perhaps you recall what’s his name, Joe Feeney also?

  255. sally says:

    …if you remember getting medicine from the doctor (no need go pharmacy) and it came in those round cardboard container with the directions handwritten on it.

  256. sally says:

    …if you remember the original Filipino Fiesta.


    Then the same dance with the cup of water every Sunday, only by different groups of people. And the stick dance. Sorry… no disrespect, I just never knew exactly what they were called.

  257. Keoni says:

    But, but, but I LOVED Lawrence Welk! Myron Florin and his accordion, the Lennon sisters – hot babes who could actually sing, Norma Zimmer – always classy.

    “And a one and a two…”

  258. 4G says:

    LOL @ Rod;

    Kuhio Grill was awesome. LOL, “unlike” you (uh, huh), I have been to KB’s – not Korean Bars – Kurobara’s! 😉

  259. Rodney says:

    You remember KG’s (Kuhio Grill).
    Honestly, I’ve never been there – only heard about it.
    Takeba’s too.
    And Arirang.
    And Stop Lite.

  260. Rodney says:

    @Rob – I remember Carnival Queen nickel machine. But my favorite was Golden Gate. 🙂

  261. Rodney says:

    You remember the sign at Jon’s Ice cream parlor at Ala Moana saying “We don’t give change without purchase”.

  262. Rodney says:

    You remember Ala Moana used to close at 6:00 on Saturdays.
    And 4:00 on Sundays.

  263. 4G says:

    LOL @DiO – mmmmm; Daisy Duke . . . . LOL.

  264. David In Oregon says:

    4G: They were wearing Daisy Dukes before Daisy Duke. 😆

  265. 4G says:

    oops; “something to do . . .”

  266. 4G says:

    LOL @DiO – I would DEFINITELY pick Hee Haw over LW!

    I think it may have had something about them farmers’ daughters, no? 😈 LOL.

  267. David In Oregon says:

    honestly, if I had to choose, I’d probably take Hee Haw over Lawrence Welk. 😆

  268. 4G says:

    Yeah! #300! 😉

  269. 4G says:

    LOL @DiO. #300?

  270. David In Oregon says:

    ” I’m a pickin’…..”

    ….and I’m a grinnin’…..”



  271. David In Oregon says:

    4G: Yup, same scenario. Small keed, one tv, no voting rights. 😆

  272. 4G says:


    . . . you remember “Hee-Haw”. ‘Nuff said. LOL.

  273. 4G says:

    LOL @DiO. I remember the bubbles, too! I never really cared for LW, either, but what you gonna do? Small keed, one TV . . . . LOL.

  274. David In Oregon says:

    4G: Why you gotta bring up that guy for? What I remember is bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. I never really was a fan of the Lawrence Welk Show.

  275. 4G says:

    @LK – LOL! Triggered a memory.

    . . . you remember “having” to watch Lawrence Welk. “Good night, sleep tight, until we meet again . . .” LOL.

  276. LINDA KATO says:

    Good night MLCers ❗ Gotta wake up at 3AM to work at the polls tomorrow ❗ Pleasant dreams ❗ 😀

  277. M says:

    @LK, do you recognized my feet ❓ 😆

  278. volleymom2 says:

    you remember all those cigarette commercials: Camel, Marlboro, Lucky Strike, Kools

    how about those cigar commericials with Edie Adams??

  279. volleymom2 says:

    you remember Primo beer

  280. volleymom2 says:

    you remember wearing those silkey aloha shirts

  281. volleymom2 says:

    @ Two fish- I loved those Horlicks malted tablets Used to buy them at the movies all the time
    – I remember the craze of the Italian horn and floating heart. I still have mine

    you remember the 14K. charm hangers and buying all those 14k. little charms

  282. volleymom2 says:

    you remember wearing buffalo sandals and hot pants

  283. volleymom2 says:

    – you remember when rotary phones were in use

    @keoni- there was a breadman in my neighborhood named Kenneth. Use to buy bread, pastries, and crack seed from him
    @ Kan and sally- i loved those famolores with the waves, made me much taller, lol… they used to be about 29.00 back then. Robin had the best ones

  284. volleymom2 says:

    – you remember when stores and gas stations closed on Sundays

  285. Dean says:

    … you know what “sounding like a broken record” means.

  286. Rob@96744 says:

    NaPueo: I remember if you passed Koko Head Ave you needed a “Zone ticket” that costs a whoppin 5 cents more…

    …”Can Soda” never existed.
    …Remember the Ewa Carnival.
    …Know who Sheriff Ken is.

  287. Rodney says:

    … Ala Moana had only 2 floors of shops (not counting the 3rd and 4th floors in the department stores.

  288. Rodney says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if you remember NOT receiving like 5 Robo-calls in one day to vote for a specific person or party.

  289. Rodney says:

    @MaryC – 8:53AM – Welcome to the MLC Hawaii blog! Thanks for posting about Nehru jackets and paisley patterns. You must’ve grown up in Wahiawa since you mentioned how it took an hour to drive from Wahiawa to Honolulu.

    Unfortunately, it still takes an hour. LOL

  290. Rob@96744 says:

    Hey DIO: The Kamasami Kong thing was new..BEFORE THAT, he was “King Kong” with the original theme song and FIRST telephone talent line, and BEFORE THAT, he was Robert W. Zix…

    Steve: You forgot Sam Samford, one of the ORIGINAL Poi Boys of 1959. BEFORE the “Action 20”, it was known as the “KPOI TOP TEN TUNES”. The FIRST “Marathon of Hits was in 1960, and the last one was in 1974. FIRST #1 HIT OF THE MARATHON? “In the Still Of The Nite” by the Five Satins…

    Rodney: You are a real fan of pinball if you know what a “Carnival Queen”, “Laguna Beach”, “Sea Island”, Bikini”, “Can-Can”, “County Fair”, “Roller Derby”, is or a “super section” “2 in Blue”, “3 in Blue”, “rollerver” “OK”, A-G” “13-17-20”, “13-16-21” etc, etc, etc…

  291. LINDA KATO says:

    For those of you who never had a “party phone line”, 2 families shared the same phone number. Ugh ❗

  292. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall having a PARTY phone line and you had to request that the other party get off the phone so you could place an emergency phone call.

  293. LINDA KATO says:

    Secret shopping is fun ❗ 😀

    Sign waiving for 3 hours in the HOT SUN is hard work ❗

    Thank goodness tomorrow is ELECTION DAY ❗

    This MLC body needs a rest ❗

  294. David In Oregon says:

    ……when you only had one phone at home, a rotary dial one, and it was hardwired into the wall. 🙂

  295. LINDA KATO says:

    Mark75, your picture is cute ❗

    M, is that a picture of your feet ❓ 😆

  296. David In Oregon says:

    Any clues as to when they (HRT) took down the electric lines?

  297. NaPueo says:

    When they started to go beyond Koko Head Ave. they charged extra!!

  298. NaPueo says:

    The farthest east the bus went was Koko Head Ave.

  299. 4G says:

    . . . one of your school supplies was paste. Paste! Really? Do they even make that anymore? Am I the only one who tried eating paste? LOL!

  300. 4G says:

    @DiO – 😉

  301. NaPueo says:

    The HRT buses were electric and the power lines were above it.

  302. David In Oregon says:

    4G: You got that right. I don’t quite remember the pair of Famolare shoes I had as a kid, but I do remember the funky look of them. It made me think I was some sort of Star Wars character or something. 😆

  303. NaPueo says:

    I remember when they went from 5 to 6 digits for phone numbers ours didn’t change until they went to 7 digits. People didn’t believe me when I gave them my number.

  304. 4G says:

    Sorry, @sally – Famolares were REALLY comfortable shoes, but in hindsight, they weren’t exactly the most attractive things you could put on your feet! LOL. 😉

    @M: We have Gravatar! Cool! 🙂

  305. NaPueo says:

    Kahala Mall was not enclosed

  306. NaPueo says:

    Masako: sugar cane growing in Makiki was test crops for the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association.
    I think the building still has the name on it.

  307. NaPueo says:

    Vinyl records were not in stereo.

  308. David In Oregon says:

    sally: Check out this link, see if any of the shoes pictured looks familiar to what you remember.

  309. sally says:

    I remember Famolares being more like clogs. Comfortable clogs. Am I mistaken? ZOMG am I … M L C ?????

  310. David In Oregon says:

    sally: They (Famolare) have their 2010 Fall/Winter catalog online. To me, it looks like wavy soled Birkenstocks.

  311. David In Oregon says:

    sally: Yeah, they have other styles, but I was wondering if they were really like the originals.

  312. sally says:

    DiO: omg that is so NOT what I remember Famolares being! yuck those shoes now look like Crocs. ew.

    M: I miss those Waialae Ave decorations… the swag with the big bell in the middle. So festive, was like being in the movies on Main Street USA.

  313. sally says:

    …if you remember the humble beginnings of the ZIP CODE. I remember the elders all saying “ho da urusai!”

  314. sally says:

    …if you remember your 5 digit telephone number. Then the 6 digits. That led to the now 7 digit number.

  315. Mark'75 says:

    @M: Yeah, wow, I forgot about those Christmas decorations!!!

  316. Steve says:

    If you remember the “Captain Kangaroo Show”

  317. M says:

    Christmas decorations hung above the streets in downtown on King st. and in Kaimuki on Waialae ave.

  318. M says:

    Going to Sears at Paawa.

  319. Steve says:

    @4G: I remember Al Michaels and Chuck Leahey doing the Hawaii Islanders baseball games from Honolulu Stadium. The two of them worked well together.

  320. David In Oregon says:

    ….you remember the big catalogs: Sears, JC Penney, Montgomery Ward…

  321. Dean says:

    … you remember when “mail order” meant mailing in the order, too!

  322. Dean says:

    … you remember when there were railroad tracks and flatcars (for pineapple shipments) along Nimitz Highway. And the rare occasion when it would actually move.

    One day my dad pulled off on the side of the road to let me climb over those things. Was a real thrill because I was so intrigued by trains. He pointed out details like how rust on a rail indicated it wasn’t used much.

  323. Dean says:

    Mark’75… I miss the smell of jet exhaust.

  324. Ynaku says:

    Or days? What that TSA?

  325. Ynaku says:

    Super was called Ethel and unleaded gas was slow seller

  326. Ynaku says:

    DiO, yea, I saw an elderly neighbor pushing that mower. Good thing was small yard.

    Oh yeah, I’m home already. hee hee

  327. Mark'75 says:

    @Dean: I remember was great fun for us kids at the airport, standing on the roof of the mainland departure terminal waving until the jet turns and we all get blasted by the hot air and gravel!

  328. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    …your first job was in the pineapple field or cannery.

  329. David In Oregon says:

    Ynaku: Those lawn mowers were “environmentally friendly” before there even was a concept. 😆

  330. Ynaku says:

    OK time to go home


  331. David In Oregon says:

    … remember Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

  332. Ynaku says:

    Lawn Mowers didn’t have engine. Push em baby.

  333. Dean says:

    Sally… “…if you remember when the McCully Zippys was the “Main” Zippys.”

    Or if you remember that McCully Zippy’s was the ONLY Zippy’s!

  334. Ynaku says:

    No more weed whacker, had sickle.

  335. David In Oregon says:

    Kim Chow Shoes? Oh man, that brings back memories. My father used to go there a lot.

  336. Dean says:

    . . . when Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) was such a babe! And it wasn’t reruns!!

  337. TwoFish says:

    Living in a house with sash windows, glass doorknobs, clawfoot tubs, and skeleton keys.

  338. Ynaku says:

    Hilo Community College was by Boy’s Club

  339. Dean says:

    . . . when it you’d hear the announcement, “And now, The Invaders. In Color!” It was especially disappointing because the black-and-white TV was all you had.

    BTW, anyone remember that show?

  340. TwoFish says:

    Billiard halls that were along Hotel Street

  341. TwoFish says:

    Having to go to the bus station across Aala Park to buy tickets to catch the bus.

  342. TwoFish says:

    GEM Department stores

  343. TwoFish says:

    Kim Chow Shoes

  344. Dean says:

    . . . when KGMB would play “Classical Gas” and announce, “We are having technical difficulties. One moment, please.”

  345. TwoFish says:

    India Imports

  346. Dean says:

    . . . when an airport “gate” was really a gate. In a low fence. Your friends would see you off with lei and wave until the plane took off.

    Nowadays you gotta ask around for a ride to the airport.

  347. TwoFish says:

    San Francisco Rag Shoppe

  348. TwoFish says:

    Ritz stores to get prom clothes.

  349. Dean says:

    You’re older than a Baby Boomer if you remember Pearl Harbor. Not the movie(s) but the real thing! 🙂

  350. Dean says:

    … if you recall when the H1 Freeway was the “Lunalilo Freeway” that started at King Street near the Humane Society and ended at Piikoi Street.

  351. David In Oregon says:

    Ynaku: Tanks eh? Now I all gotta do is get some Green River soda, and some french fries, den be perfect!! 😆

  352. Dean says:

    … if you remember the “Boat Ride” along the Ala Wai Canal.

  353. Ynaku says:

    Dymo Labelers

  354. Ynaku says:

    Mom gave us Castor Oil whenever we had upset stomach *blech*

  355. Ynaku says:

    The milk man delivered those bottles to your doorsteps.

  356. Ynaku says:

    Mighty Mouse is here to save the day

  357. Ynaku says:

    Mouse was that furry critter stuck in the snap trap with his head smashed. hee hee

  358. Ynaku says:

    Hilo JC Penneys had a “Service Station” Yep we did the full service. check oil, water, air, cleaned windows AND vacuum

  359. Ynaku says:

    Operators used those corded boards. (I did that for 9 months) “Aloha Operator!”

  360. Ynaku says:

    Oh yeah that dang kakaroach 😡

  361. Ynaku says:

    DiO, I used to work there and fried those chicken. You like the recipe? Need deep fryer but I think can bake um too, but not going come out crispy. Easy…

    OK I give you. Go make pancake batter first.

    Set deep fryer to 375
    Rinse and dry chicken pieces
    Add salt and pepper into flour for coating.
    Roll chicken in flour
    dip into pancake batter
    place into deep fryer.
    Fry until cooked (normally when it floats and not bubbling plenty) After awhile you know when to pull um out.
    Remove, drain and grind.

  362. David In Oregon says:

    Ynaku: I think the thought of roach in da bottle threw you off. 😆

  363. Ynaku says:

    What that Computers?

  364. David In Oregon says:

    I also used to love fried chicken from Woolworth’s.

  365. Ynaku says:

    Hey DiO, you threw off my thoughts. hee hee not hard for one MLC.

    Oh yeah, Hilo Kozmic Cones was called Dairy Queen

  366. Ynaku says:

    Sun Sun Lau was on the edge of Wailoa pond then moved to Kinoole Street before closing for good.

  367. David In Oregon says:

    Eh, I remember Kress Store and the colored popcorn. I used to love that.

  368. Ynaku says:


  369. David In Oregon says:

    Ooooooooooh, mimeograph. Yeah, I remember those, everything came out in purple color. 🙂

  370. Ynaku says:

    Train used to run on the Big Island

  371. Ynaku says:

    Sugar Plantation was the place to work

  372. Ynaku says:

    Banana Split was served on glass dish.

  373. Ynaku says:

    Kress Store had a real soda fountain and sold those colored popcorn

  374. Ynaku says:

    Hilo Theater before the tsunami

  375. Ynaku says:

    Mamo theater with Ray’s Diner Filipino fuud next door

  376. Ynaku says:

    Hilo Soda bottled locally. Sometime the bottles not cleaned good and you find big cockaroach inside at the last sip :mrgreen: 😳 *blech*

  377. Ynaku says:

    Or those soda bottle sitting in cold water in those Coca Cola cases?

  378. Ynaku says:

    Speaking of soda. Remember the soda bottle dispensers?

  379. Ynaku says:

    Mimeograph. Love that smell

    Eh thanks LK and Kage.

  380. Kage says:

    @Seawalker – Fearless Fly is that meek, mild, passive little fly known as Hiram. 🙂

  381. David In Oregon says:

    Ok, being the non-MLC person here, where was Princess Theater? I remember King, as well as, Liberty, and where both were located, but not Princess.

  382. Steve says:

    I am pretty sure that there was a local children’s cartoon show called “The Billy Boy Moonster Show”. It was not as popular as “Captain Honolulu” and I do not think it lasted too long.

  383. Steve says:

    @TwoFish: If I remember correctly, the “Felix The Cat” cartoons were shown on the “Bozo The Clown Show” on weekday afternoons.

  384. Steve says:

    If you remember watching “American Bandstand” with Dick Clark on weekday afternoons and also watching the “Tom Moffatt Show” right after that. Tom’s show was similar in format to “American Bandstand”.

  385. Steve says:

    If you remember The Princess and King theaters downtown and the Waialae Drive In. They had a “Teen Preem” of the Beatles’ first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night”, at the Princess Theater in August of 1964.

  386. Steve says:

    @TwoFish: I believe Roy Rogers made an appearance at Kiddie Land at the Ala Moana Shopping Center in around October of 1960.

  387. Steve says:

    If you remember Cecilio And Kapono performing at the Rainbow Villa. I think the Rainbow Villa was located at the same location as the previous tenant, “Dean’s Gym”. Pro wrestler Dean Higuchi had a gym there for a long time and many of the wrestlers would workout there.

  388. Steve says:

    If you remember the “Kress” store in downtown Honolulu. There was also a musical instrument store named Metronome on Hotel Street and a record store named “The Music Box” on Union Mall. Does anyone remember the name of the owner of the “Music Box”?

  389. Steve says:

    @TwoFish : I believe the Sky Slide was near the Gibson store in the Mapunapuna area.

  390. David In Oregon says:

    ….you remember sodas in glass (not plastic) bottles.

  391. Steve says:

    If you remember K-POI radio and the “Poi Boys” like Uncle Tom Moffatt, Steve Nicolet, Bob “The Beard” Lowrie, Tom Rounds, Ron Jacobs and “The Mighty Leader” Mike Hamlin. They had a weekly “K-POI Action 20” and a yearly “Marathon Of Hits” countdown. They also had an annual “Miss K-POI Pagent” with contestants from the different high schools competing for the title.

  392. Seawalker says:

    You were a baby boomer if…

    You remember Fearless Fly as Hiram and hung around the Sugar Bowl.

  393. Seawalker says:

    You were a baby boomer if…

    You learned in school of the Original Big 5 – C. Brewer, Alexander & Baldwin, American Factors, Castle & Cooke, and Theo H. Davies.

    Today, the big bullies include HMSA, KBSE (sorry, Rod), HECO, still A&B, and even the U.H.

  394. Keoni says:

    And remember “Gerald McBoingBoing”? That show had some really weird segments for small kid!

  395. Keoni says:

    And then there was “Ding Dong School” with Miss Francis.

  396. Steve says:

    If you remember Roller Derby at the Civic Auditorium with the Hawaiian Warriors.

  397. Keoni says:

    Who remembers “Romper Room”? Romper, stomper, bomper, boo…

  398. Steve says:

    If you remember 50th State Wrestling with Gentleman Ed Francis, Lord “Tally Ho” Blears, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea, Ripper Collins, Handsome Johnny Barend, Neff Maiava and The Missing Link.

  399. M says:

    If you remember Caption Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans.

  400. M says:

    If you remember Buffalo Bob Smith and Hoody Doody.

  401. David In Oregon says:

    M: not only were there 5 tv channels, but you couldn’t receive all of them without adjusting the tv’s antenna.

  402. M says:

    They played the Star Spangler Banner on TV at midnight and the stations would go off the air.

  403. M says:

    They were only 5 TV channels.

  404. Keoni says:

    You’re a boomer if you remember watching John Glenn in the first space shot. We were all gathered in the auditorium watching on a small TV!

  405. Keoni says:

    @DiO Mahalo for the link. The one machine I remember in our town didn’t give a real clear image of the feet like that, but you could still see the bones.

  406. David In Oregon says:

    ….you know who Kamasami Kong is, and that he used to host Hawaiian Moving Company.

  407. 4G says:

    LOL @aku – A.K.A. as J. Akuhead Pupule! LOL. Can you say, “Chicken Man”? He’s everywhere, he’s everywhere . . . .


  408. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You remember Professor Fun as someone with black-rimmed glasses and a mortar board hat. Unlike nowadays, bald, packed on 50 lbs, and getting old like the rest of us.

  409. KAN says:

    . . . if flip phones remind you of the communicators from “Star Trek.”

  410. 4G says:

    @Seawalker – agreed! We are a long shot. It’s about time for the offense to come around, show their presence and win some games for us; the defense has been winning a lot of games for us lately . . . .

    @Masako – I remember that sugar cane patch – next to HSPA (Hawaii Sugar Planters Association).

  411. KAN says:

    @rob96744 – I loved listening to Aku – my musical tastes still tilt to what he used to play.

    . . . if you got your first song dedication from Kamasami Kong ❗

  412. Masako says:

    If you remember a small sugar cane field where Makiki park is now.

  413. Seawalker says:

    @4G – Nobody is giving Hawaii a chance. It’ll come down to this: we either outscore them or if our defense can match them the entire game. Moniz is hot right now. Other than Colt Brennan, I haven’t seen a QB march the team up and down the field game after game. But it’ll be something for the Sunday headlines to scream Hawaii pulls off the upset. College football is numbero ono for me! K den, pau lunchauwah…backtowork.

  414. 4G says:

    @Kage – thanks!

  415. 4G says:

    @Seawalker – good to hear that you are good. As for this weekend – bring ‘um! LOL. As long a shot as they are, I say we have a chance. We gotta bring our “A” game, still need to minimize mistakes and as improved as kick coverage is, still gotta do better. I still think we have a decent shot. Go, Bows! There, I said it . . . LOL. Just rolls off of the tongue better, you know? 😉

  416. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You realize that going home and having lunch are the 2 best events of a work day.

  417. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You added 5 inches to your waist from the days of Angels Flight. Boy, those tight silky shirts would be a sight to behold now!

  418. Kage says:

    Good Afternoon all.

    Hmmmm. I remember many of the things everyone is listing. I wore angel flights, wore Brut deodorant.

    @Ynaku – like your avatar…. kinda looks like you. 🙂
    @4G – cooooool new look.

    @LK- Secret shopping. I applied but they do not like anyone that used to be a manager. They say we are too critical in the reviews. *uhm* guilty.

  419. Seawalker says:

    @4G – Real good, man. You ready for this week’s Boise game? My parents got digital and I’m gonna invite myself over. Think I’ll help my mom out by moving some shelves around as payment. LOL

  420. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You can still hear your parent’s annoying Englebert Humperdinck album playing from long ago.

  421. 4G says:

    LOL – @Seawalker – how you? Or, you realize that you cannot retire until the day you die! 😉

  422. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You are more than the half way point to retirement.

  423. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You didn’t do anything this weekend and you still feel tired. Better yet, your back or legs hurt for no reason.

  424. 4G says:

    @Rob@96744 – LOL @ “Al Gore hadn’t invented the Internet, yet”.

  425. M says:

    If you remember the Kilauea Iki eruption.

  426. LINDA KATO says:

    Gotta go “Secret Shop”, then sign waive all afternoon, will check in again after dinner.

    Have a great Monday everyone ❗ 😀

  427. 4G says:

    . . . you remember burning draft cards or bras. Bonus points if you actually burned your draft card or bra! LOL. 😉

  428. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO, I am not computer savvy, YOU know THAT ❗

    Driving standard shift is too difficult for me. My ex tried to teach me and there were so many “F” words, I got out of the driver’s seat and said, “YOU drive the car!”

    So automatic car forever ❗ 😆

  429. David In Oregon says:

    Rob@96744: I can not only remember gas stations with Phillips 66, but the one we frequented in town, wasn’t just a gas station, it was, and still is, a service station. How many of those still exist anywhere today? Nearly all of the stations in Oregon that I’ve seen, are either fuel only, or fuel plus a mini convenience store.

  430. David In Oregon says:

    Ah, standard shift cars. Do any of the kids these days know how to drive one? It seems most of the cars in the USA are automatics these days.

  431. Rob@96744 says:

    …there was ONLY ONE “Zippys”…the only L$L was the run down one on Liliha Street (still there)…”Aku” was a DJ, not a fish…you remember “drive in theatres”…there was no “personal”computers…Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the internet…remember gas stations named “Flying A”, “Phillips 66″…”homeless” people asked if you could “spare a dime”…remember “typewriters”…”telex” machines…Pineapple fields instead of homes in Mililani…Sugar Cane fields along Ft. Weaver Rd…”Green River” soda in bottles…”Coke” was Coca-Cola instead of a drug…remember Reel to Reel tapes…and on..and on…..

  432. 4G says:

    @M – LOL – dunno ’bout triple header, but, for me, if you remember ANY Turkey Day at the Termite Palace, that counts! ;).

  433. M says:

    If you remember the news coverage of the JFK assassination.

  434. M says:

    If you remember the triple header Turkey day HS football game at the Termite Palace.

  435. M says:

    If you remember the volcanco water fountian at the airport entrance.

  436. 4G says:

    . . . corporal punishment was an option for school teachers (h3ll, and parents, for that matter).

    LOL – remember the paddle ball? Dang, I used to hate that paddle (after the rubberband broke)! 😉

  437. 4G says:

    . . . you could actually drive on Hotel Street . . . .

  438. 4G says:

    @M – ‘kay, cool! 🙂

    @TwoFish – good one, “counting one backspace for every two characters”! 🙂

  439. M says:

    If you remember Kalakaua Ave. though Waikiki was 2 way.

  440. M says:

    If you remember the DeSoto and Edsel.

  441. M says:

    If you remember there was only standard shift cars.

  442. David In Oregon says:

    your tv was so large, it could’ve been used a coffee table.

  443. David In Oregon says:

    you remember black and white tv.

  444. David In Oregon says:

    … remember the days before tv.

  445. TwoFish says:

    Pica or elite, and counting 1 backspace for every 2 character spaces for centering.

  446. TwoFish says:

    Typing on onionskin, making mistake, and trying to not tear the paper when erasing with the gritty eraser.

  447. M says:

    @4G, thanks for the info. I will wait till I get home to give it a try. I want to use a photo that’s on my home computer.

  448. 4G says:

    Hey, @M – did you see my response to your question from the last post? Was it any help?

  449. David In Oregon says:

    Keoni: Jus’ for you…..shoe fitting

  450. 4G says:

    . . . you remember Chuck (I think?) Leahey football broadcasts from the Termite Palace describe distance in terms of manapua – e.g., “It’s third down and one manapua to go . . . “

  451. M says:

    You remember there was no Ala Moana center.

  452. M says:

    You remember there was no Magic Island.

  453. 4G says:

    . . . you remember that the breakthrough in “portable music”, long before the “iPods, MP3 players, Discman, Walkman”, etc., was the portable transistor radio! Oh wow, mine’s get seven transistors! 😆

    Related – when “radio” meant “AM” radio. WTH is “FM”? LOL.

  454. 4G says:

    LOL. Wait, sally – you mean the McCully Zippy’s is not the main Zippy’s??? LOL. 😉

  455. 4G says:

    . . . you remember when the major retail stores (like those in Ala Moana) where all closed on Sunday.

  456. TwoFish says:

    Gold jewelry Italian horns and floating hearts

  457. David In Oregon says:

    You can remember when most of the stores and restaurants in Ala Moana Center were locally owned.

  458. David In Oregon says:

    You can remember Ala Moana Center before Makai Market

  459. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember playing “Kick the Can” with all the kids in your neighborhood.

  460. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Birthday parties there and the servers carrying a huge tub of ice cream and running up and down the restaurant before serving it ❗ Fun ❗ 😀

  461. TwoFish says:

    Felix the Cat cartoons

  462. TwoFish says:

    Kiddie Land at Ala Moana Shopping Center

  463. TwoFish says:

    Horlicks Malted Milk Tablets in glass bottles with metal lids. I sometimes pretended that I was taking medication pills.

  464. TwoFish says:

    You know what Violet Crumble is, and are missing it.

  465. TwoFish says:

    You rode the Skyslide.

  466. TwoFish says:

    You know what BJ Furniture is, and where it was.

  467. M says:

    If you remember King st. and Beretania st. was a 2 way street.

  468. MaryC says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if —

    You wore “Nehru” jacket. (not sure how to spell it but I sure remember it)

    You remember paisley patterns on our clothes.

    You remember driving over Red Hill to go to Honolulu and it took 1 hour from Wahiawa, it was a BIG DEAL to go to Honolulu from Wahiawa.

  469. David In Oregon says:

    Did someone mention Famolare?

    Hope this is the same sort of thing you all remember.

  470. David In Oregon says:

    Good morning Gravatars!! 😆

  471. 4G says:

    . . . if you remember going to the Top of Da Shoppe.

  472. LINDA KATO says:

    @Rob@96744, I’ve enjoyed 1 month of retirement. Today begins my 2nd month.

    Last month we enjoyed a trip to Vegas, working part time as a “Secret Shopper” and campaigning for our favorite candidates. Very busy ❗

    We will be sign waiving on Kunia Road from 2:30PM-6:00PM if the rain stops ❗

  473. Rob@96744 says:

    Hey RETIRED LK: You mean it’s been 2MONTHS ALREADY? Next thing you know it will be 2 years…

  474. LINDA KATO says:

    Today begins my 2nd month of retirement ❗ 😀

    I’m getting used to this new freedom ❗ 😀 😀 😀

  475. 4G says:

    . . . your car had an 8-track stereo.

  476. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall watching TV programs: Superman, Roy Rogers, National Velvet, Leave It to Beaver, Rifleman, Gunsmoke….. 🙂

  477. LINDA KATO says:

    @ankles, thanks for the update ❗ How exciting ❗

    I love newborn babies because they smell good and are so cuddly ❗

    And, best of all, they don’t answer back yet ❗ 😆

  478. eddyo says:

    You remember the sequence Holiday Mart/Daiei/Don Quioxte
    You remember Wigwam as a store & not as a teepee!

  479. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember TV shows were only in black and white ❗

  480. ankleBYTERS says:


    Grand baby is fine and so is mom & dad ❗

    Westminster Abbey in London..

  481. M says:

    If you remember the Jack shirt.

  482. ankleBYTERS says:

    – Watching the Monkees tv show.
    – Watching the Carol Burnett show.
    – Watching the Honeymooners.
    – Watching Lost In Space.
    – Watching Gilligan’s Island.
    – Watching the Dave Clark 5 show
    – Watching Sonny & Cher

  483. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning, ankles ❗

    How is your grandbaby doing ❓

    What does “Westminster” stand for ❓

  484. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ 😀

    @Ynaku, I like your picture, very cute ❗ 😀

  485. ankleBYTERS says:

    – Tom Thumb (??) slot car racing next to Tropicana Bowl in Kaneohe.
    – Rich Parr surfboards

  486. KAN says:

    . . . if you still call Blaisdell Center “the HIC.”

    (I had a neighbor who thought the lyric in Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World” was “Joy to the fishes at the HIC.”)

  487. Ynaku says:

    Kinoole St and Keawe St in Hilo was 2-way

  488. Ynaku says:

    Remember Cow Palace

  489. Ynaku says:

    speaking of reverse print. how about those long reverse print aloha shirts with pockets on the bottom of the shirts?

  490. Ynaku says:

    comment 79 just so we know where we stay

  491. Ynaku says:

    eh what happened to GIANT leap? Who went erase em? hee hee that’s MLC for you brain move more fast than fingers.

  492. Ynaku says:

    BI guys remember American Bakery in Hilo

  493. 4G says:

    For the guys – you had a light brown corduroy jacket. Oh, and the jacket with the white, translucent nylon shell and reverse aloha print “lining”.

  494. M says:

    If you remember watching the Ed Sullivan show.

  495. Ynaku says:

    sally…I wish nah nah nah 😛

  496. Ynaku says:

    It’s one small step for man……One jump leap for mankind

  497. sally says:

    Ynaku: You get samples in the mail? aigoo

  498. Ynaku says:

    Swimming in Tarai neekid

  499. 4G says:

    … If you remember when Cracker Jack and Tomoe Ame gave pretty good prizes.

  500. Ynaku says:

    You get samples of See Alice in the mail 😆

  501. sally says:

    …if your baby swimming pool was the BIG galvanized tarai.

    (you know you all have those pictures)

  502. sally says:

    …if you (guys) had Hang Ten t-shirts.

  503. Ynaku says:

    M*A*S*H was the show to watch

  504. Ynaku says:

    You wore Angel Fights

  505. Ynaku says:

    You had Members Only jacket

  506. M says:

    Guud morning MCLers!
    If you remember shopping at Kramers

  507. NaPueo says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….
    You remember when all TV shows were seen a week later than on the “mainland”.

  508. sally says:

    …if you used Cornflower Blue Cover Girl eyeshadow.

    *don’t even ask me why I remember the name of that color.

  509. sally says:

    @KAN: Famolares! those were the best!

  510. KAN says:

    . . . if you remember your amazement at hearing the clean sound of your first CD.

  511. sally says:

    …if you remember eating Spam and Musubi separately.

  512. KAN says:

    . . . if you remember the neighborhood traveling yasai man.

  513. KAN says:

    . . . if you loved Famolares (man, I STILL miss those shoes).

  514. KAN says:

    . . . if you saw “Star Wars” on its first run at Cinerama 🙂

  515. KAN says:

    . . . if you can remember bopping with the latest tunes on your Walkman (da cassette one!), thinking you were all that 🙂

  516. KAN says:

    . . . if the songs that were popular when you were in high school now play on OLDIES STATIONS 😈

  517. sally says:

    …if you remember using a washboard to PreWash and used a Ringer Washer to do laundry.

    Bonus Point: …if you used Bluing and cooked your own laundry starch.

  518. sally says:

    …if your medicine cabinet included Mercurochrome.

  519. sally says:

    …if you knew the name of every family on your block, and everyone else’s mom had your own mom’s blessing to scold you for wrongdoing.

  520. jaydee says:

    I know I’m a MLC’er. One thing I love is getting that senior citizen discount at most golf courses. Shoots, I save $25 at my home course every time I go out.

  521. 4G says:

    @M (from last post) – Your user name for Gravatar doesn’t have to be the same as what you use here (the link is using the same e-mail addy for Gravatar and here), so you can use any user name for Gravatar. Me? I used “4G808” on Gravatar. 🙂 Hope this helps.

    BOT – You know you’re a boomer if you remember when TV network programming was played here on a week delay.

  522. kathi says:

    I don’t have anything unique to add until I think for a while, but have some comments on a couple of things already posted!

    You girls used to wear Shiseido Zen perfume: Zen is a sore spot with me. Shiseido brought back the Zen name but it was not the same fragrance. Huge disappointment when I tried it!

    you still call Macy’s “Liberty House”: I don’t shop at Macy’s either here in Chicago or in Hawaii. I really have some major resentment at Macy’s obliteration of the Liberty House and Marshall Field’s brands, both big parts of my childhood and teens/twenties memories, as well as some of the signature items at both stores.

  523. Keoni says:

    OK, I’d better stop before I become a posting hoar! 🙄

  524. Keoni says:

    And speaking of candy, what kine candies you remember from small kid time? Rod, that might be a good subject for a future MLC?

  525. Keoni says:

    You remember ‘penny’ candy that was actually less than a penny; you could get 2 or 3 pieces for 1 cent!

  526. Keoni says:

    You remember the merry-go-round, etc. on a truck that would come around? I don’t recall how much it was per ride, but it was a big deal for a 5-6 year old!

  527. Keoni says:

    You remember when shoe stores had those X-ray machines where you could see the bones in your foot moving?

  528. Keoni says:

    And who remembers the breadman delivering not only bread, but lots of other baked goods? Did they have that here in Hawai’i?

  529. Keoni says:

    How many remember the iceman delivering the big blocks of ice for the ‘icebox’? That was before electric refrigerators and they were still in use including our house in Clayton, NJ in the early 50’s!

  530. sally says:

    …if you have fond memories of coming home from church on Sundays, just in time for Shirley Temple Movietime.

  531. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Monday ❗ 😀

  532. volleymom2 says:

    you remember that concert tickets were less than 10 dollars

  533. volleymom2 says:

    you remember that potato chip, ice cream cone, and crackseed all cost 10 cents.

  534. volleymom2 says:

    you remember the manapua man carrying the two cans with stick over his shoulder

  535. volleymom2 says:

    you remember watching the 3 Stooges and Popeye , Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound Dog cartoons

  536. volleymom2 says:

    you remember Captain Honolulu and making his trademark sign-off

  537. sally says:

    …if you can sing Kookaburra cuz we all learned it at C&C Summer Fun.

  538. LINDA KATO says:

    @Keoni, 10/31/10 10:57PM, thanks for calling me a “young’un”
    I thought I was the oldest person on this blog ❗ 🙂

  539. sally says:

    …if you had the ______ hairstyle. Insert celebrity of choice: Farrah, Dorothy Hamil, etc…

  540. Keoni says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…

    You remember listening to the original “Hawai’i Calls” somewhere on the mainland late at night and found yourself magically transported to beneath the Moana banyan for a half hour. Very sweet memory…

  541. Keoni says:

    October 31st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Gee Linda, you’re still a young’un! I have to wait a year and three months. Funny story:
    I was at Zippy’s Kailua some months back and noticed the sign for the Senior card. I filled it out, not noticing the requirement of having to be 65. (Does that count as an MLC moment?) It wasn’t until later that I saw the age stipulation. To their credit, Zippy’s did return my money with the age notice circled on the application.
    I guess that I should be happy that I’m still old enough to be eligible for AARP, but too young to be a Zippy’s Senior.

  542. konaish says:

    You know you’re a baby boomer if…
    You come home late and your Mom says, “what, you couldn’t find a pay phone?”

  543. NaPueo says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….
    You remember Lippy Espinda

  544. NaPueo says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….
    You remember Kau Kau Korner!!!

  545. NaPueo says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….
    You remember Rainbow Rollerland.

  546. sally says:

    …if you say “Miss Robin” and hold up the Magic Mirror.

  547. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall comics were 10 cents ❗

  548. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall police cars were “red and white” ❗

  549. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall fire hydrants were painted “RED” and the fire trucks were also “RED” ❗

  550. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you still call Macy’s “Liberty House” ❗

  551. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall a time when Honolulu did not have ANY high rise buildings at all ❗

    Watch Elvis Presley’s movie “Blue Hawaii” to see what Honolulu looked like before all the improvements.

  552. sally says:

    …if you still say Coco’s when describing the corner of Kapiolani and Kalakaua.

  553. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall the Milkman delivered milk directly to your front door several times a week ❗

  554. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall having to walk up steps into Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines.

  555. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you recall we did not have the H-1 Freeway ❗

  556. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember the “HIC” or “Honolulu International Center” ❗

  557. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember the “CIVIC AUDITORIUM” ❗

  558. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember the “termite stadium” 😆

  559. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re a Baby Boomer if…….

    you remember singers: Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, and my favorite, Johnny Crawford…… 😀

  560. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re A Baby Boomer if…….

    you are eligible for the 10 percent Senior citizen’s discount at Zippy’s ❗ 😀

    Not yet, I have to wait 6 more years ❗

  561. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You’re A Baby Boomer if…….

    you are eligible for Senior citizen movie tickets ❗ 😀

    Not yet, I have one more year ❗

  562. LINDA KATO says:

    You Know You Are A Baby Boomer if……..

    you ARE a member of AARP ❗ I am ❗ 😆

  563. sally says:

    …if you had Otaheite shirts or dresses.

    My cousin worked there and I inherited all the clothes she didn’t want anymore. Score!

  564. sally says:

    “- You girls wore backless dresses with the black velvet jacket”

    I had one master pattern that I must have made over half a dozen of those dresses from. INCLUDING my prom dress. Switch out the fabric, glam it up, VOILA!

  565. sally says:

    …if you went to any or all of the Sunshine Crater Festivals!

  566. M says:

    Hello MCLers!

    If you remember Woodstock.

  567. sally says:

    …if you remember when the McCully Zippys was the “Main” Zippys.

  568. sally says:

    Finally! hee hee


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