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A repost in memory of my dad

June 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments

It’s the first day of summer, and also Father’s Day 2015. My dad’s been gone for nearly five years. It just doesn’t seem that long, though. Today I did a random jump or two into the pool of memories, aided by my blogging through his long decline and eventual death. My second try yielded this […]

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A little-known piece of Kaaawa history

June 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here’s a bit of little-known Kaaawa history concerning the Crouching Lion, the never-quite-a-landmarks restaurant that my dad opened as the Crouching Lion Lodge in 1952. There just wasn’t enough traffic to sustain it in the early 1950s, and the Crouching Lion has struggled under a long series of owners in the decades since. The first […]

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Jenkins Indian Shop in Long Beach, California, c. 1932

January 31st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Another item from my dad’s papers. It’s a menu from Jenkin’s Indian Shop, a sandwich shop in Long Beach, California, back in the early 1930s. The shop was located at 4925 East 2nd Street. I opened the menu for this photo. On the right, the front and back of the menu cover. On the left, […]

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My dad would have been 101

December 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

My dad would have been 101 years old today, had he not succumbed to various maladies of old age back in October 2010. This morning I tracked back to the last birthday that we were able to celebrate with him. It was December 7, 2009. At that point, he had been a resident of the […]

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Throwback Thursday: A dinner with my parents in 1969

December 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here’s another photo from way back. I’m pretty sure this special dinner was soon after Meda and I were married and returned to Honolulu to attend graduate school at UH. We’re sitting at the table in the tiny tiny nook of my parents’ old house in Kahala. Note the so woven lauhala mat covering the […]

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