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December 7, 1941

  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.   I read about it in books, seen pictures and movies of it, yet I can’t imagine that it actually took place here.  Of course I wasn’t born yet and I’m sure that has a lot to do with it.  I listen to stories that my father-in-law tells of running to the top of their roof in Palama to see everything going on. ... read more

Thanksgiving Day Memories (reprint)

Reprinted from Nov. 24, 2010     Thanksgiving is here already.  A day to relax and feast on turkey and all the trimmings.   How about we recall some Thanksgiving memories?   I remember when I was small our Thanksgiving day started out by going to a morning church service while my mom stayed home to begin preparing the turkey dinner.  By the time we got home from church, my mom had a... read more

Happy MLC Halloween!

All things Halloween.  Jokes, spooky stories, small-kid-time memories, candies, costumes, decorations, etc.   Old school Halloween treat bag. Photo courtesy of @sally   Here’s a Halloween song for you (and it’s not Monster Mash):   Happy Halloween MLCers!    ... read more

Social Club Reunion

Photo courtesy of April Nakano Cacho   A few weeks ago we attended Gratitude – a dance event to show appreciation to Howard Furukwa and Blake Nuibe of Hawaii Booking Services. They were the one who made it all possible for our local bands to play at gym dances, nightclubs, weddings, etc.  Six of the many bands that Hawaii Booking Services represented played at the Gratitude gig: Greenwood,... read more

Do You Remember… Cheap Toys

I remember during small-kid-time when my mom used to drag me to Star Market in Kailua, to keep from being bored – I used to wander to the “toys” section.  That’s right, the supermarkets all had a small toy section – although most of them were birthday party favors and such.  But hey, when you’re small – toys are toys!   On a trip to Vegas, we stopped by a... read more

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