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Another find: Waikiki Surf Club President’s Award 1998 to John M. Lind

February 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · History, John Lind Collection

I found this commemorative paddle behind a dresser in my dad’s room while preparing to move a few pieces of furniture into storage. It was apparently part of the President’s Award presented to him by the Waikiki Surf Club in 1998, when he was 85. There’s a second similar paddle with that in the inscription. […]

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My dad would have been 100 today

December 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · John Lind Collection

Today would have been my father’s 100th birthday. He didn’t make it. He died in 2010, just weeks before he would have turned 97. 1913 seems so very long ago, and it is strange to stop and “feel” the connection to that time in history, placing my own life into that timeline. This photo was […]

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A special day, of sorts

October 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Aging & dementia, John Lind Collection

Today is the third anniversary of my father’s death. I can still close my eyes and see the empty bed when we returned to pick up his few belongings later the same day. He didn’t appear in in my dreams that night, as I noted at the time. But he did make one of his […]

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Some history of the Molokai to Oahu canoe race

October 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments · History, John Lind Collection

The annual Molokai to Oahu canoe race has come a long way from its beginnings back in 1952, as I was reminded when watching news of this year’s race. Only a handful of teams competed in that first race, including the Waikiki Surf Club, shown here. What follows is a repeat of an entry first […]

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Check my dad’s starting salary

September 10th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Business, History, John Lind Collection

If you’re worried about meeting all the bills each month, check out the salary my dad was paid when he first started working for Dohrmann Hotel Supply Co. in California. The year was 1935. Yup. It was the princely amount of $80 per month. Full time. He did get raises, though. In each of the […]

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