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Throwback Thursday: On board the SS President Cleveland

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

It was May 1955. My parents made me “dress up” in a coat and tie, which was not one of my favorite activities, then whisked us off to say goodbye to one of our neighbors, Mrs. Ethel Hogg. I don’t remember the Hoggs (pronounced with a long ‘O’, like Hoe-Gah), but I remember about them. […]

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Throwback Thursday: 1956–Mrs. Ginder’s 3rd-grade class

January 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Where are they now, I sometimes wonder, when coming across an old image like this. Today it’s Mrs. Ginder’s third grade class at Kahala Elementary School. This was the school’s second academic year after opening. Yes, your’s truly is all innocent looking there in the top row. Click on the photo, and you’ll see a […]

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Throwback Thursday: Hiking Waialae Iki in 1957

January 8th, 2015 · 5 Comments

I love this photo! It was taken May 4, 1957 somewhere high up on Waialae Iki Ridge, before new homes spread all the way up those mountain slopes. My dad volunteered to take a group of cub scouts from Pack 116 in Kahala on a hike up the mountain. This is my favorite photo from […]

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Are rusted metal drums another reminder of Kaaawa’s military past?

January 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Erosion along the beach in Kaaawa in recent months has exposed a bit of history. At some point, it appears, large metal storage drums were filled with rocks and sand, then place along the beach at the side of the road. It appears they were intended to prevent further erosion and protect the roadway. These […]

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Tags: environment · History

It’s the anniversary of the first protest landing on Kahoolawe on January 4, 1976

January 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the 1976 landing on Kahoolawe to protest the use of the island as a naval bombing range and to highlight Hawaiian issues more generally. I was fortunate to have ended up among the nine people who made it to shore that day, only to be arrested by Assistant U.S. […]

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