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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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Honolulu’s original railroad

November 12th, 2014 · 9 Comments

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” said the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s 1970 song, “Big Yellow Taxi.” It was written after her first trip to Hawaii, according to a Wikipedia entry about the song. The thought certainly applies to Oahu’s original railroad, built by Ben Dillingham’s Oahu Railway & Land Co. Between […]

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Tags: Elections · History · John Lind Collection · Photographs

Finding connections

November 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Back in April 2013, I scanned and posted a scrapbook put together by the late UH Professor Carey D. Miller from the time of her arrival in Hawaii in 1922 through her travels around the islands during her first year. I actually posted two entries, the first showing the scrapbook page-by-page, and then a follow-up […]

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See who attended the Waikiki Surf Club’s first Christmas party in 1948

April 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here’s another bit of Waikiki history from December 1948, as the Waikiki Surf Club, a relative newcomer in the small world of organized surfing and paddling at the time, was making a big splash. On Christmas day, the club sponsored what it dubbed the 1st Annual Diamond Head Race, and the competition was fierce as […]

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