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More background on the Swanky Franky

July 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Remember this photo of my mother, Helen Lind, in the Swanky Franky hot dog stand operated by two young entrepreneurs, Spence and Cliff Weaver, in around 1939 or 1940? It was posted here earlier along with several other photos from the period, including one of my dad with the Weaver brothers sitting on the Swanky […]

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More gems among ordinary: Photos from Waipahu c. 1940s

February 3rd, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s going to take a long time to clear out my mother’s house if we keep running into such interesting things and have to stop to digest them. This is a batch of photos from family gatherings in Waipahu, where my grandparents lived. I love this one. It’s a little before my time, but shows […]

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“Tarzan” Smith paddled a surfboard to Kauai in October 1940

August 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

–>View the photos and news clippings about Gene “Tarzan” Smith In 1940, Gene “Tarzan” Smith paddled a surfboard from Oahu to the island of Kauai. The event was sponsored by the Hawaii Surfing Association which had been formed just a year earlier. When the Waikiki Surf Club was formed in 1947, Smith became its first […]

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Glamour from 1938 surfing competition in Long Beach, California

August 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments

I keep turning up additional bits and pieces from the First National Surfing Championship held in Long Beach, California, in November and December, 1938. This week I found this wonderful glamour photo, apparently part of the publicity barrage for the event, along with a clip from the Los Angeles Times (unfortunately, no date recorded). The […]

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Searching for memories

May 19th, 2010 · 10 Comments

[Note: click on any photo to see a full-size version.] Meda dropped me off to visit with my father late yesterday afternoon. She continues along Beretania Street and makes a sweep through the Goodwill Store while I head up the stairs to the third floor of the Oahu Care Facility, sign in the visitor log, […]

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