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Bits and pieces: From family history to a Duke Kahanamoku film contest

November 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A few odds and ends to share. First, a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the journal of my great-great-grandmother (on my mom’s side), Eleanor Knowlton. I finally got a look at the first volume, which my sister has transcribed and is now annotating. It begins: JUNE 19, 1902 About three years ago, I was earnestly […]

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A handwritten journal bridges the centuries

November 24th, 2014 · 5 Comments

It was raining last Thursday when I walked the block or so from the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, where Meda was attending the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, to a building down Mission Street that houses the California Historical Society and its North Baker Research Library. Luckily I remembered to […]

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Throwback Thursday: With an old school friend (1966?)

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s another oldie of myself with John McKenzie, an old friend from grade school, probably in the summer of 1966 or 1967. John and I were good friends as kids. Then, as I recall, he went off to Iolani while I attended University High School. We saw each other from time to time during that […]

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A look back at the Matson “White Ships”

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

My Uncle Jimi, my mother’s brother–James P. Yonge–worked most of his adult life on the “White Ships” that cruised the Pacific, first under the Matson name and later for Pacific Far East Lines. As I recall, he spent most of his time on the Mariposa, the old “Mary P” as he would refer to the […]

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Stepping back to November 14th

November 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Every once in a while, I run into what looks like another example of synchronicity. If you’re not familiar with the term, here’s the brief Wikipedia version (click on the link if you would like to read more): Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to […]

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