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More treasures: Small mysteries

April 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments

We’re learning fast. We have started trying to go through the piles of papers and boxes and bags and what have you that my mother stashed away in what has become a small storage room off the garage of her 1942-era house in Kahala. The game plan to to create separate areas and then sort. […]

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Tags: History · Vintage Hawaii

The title of “oldest living graduate of Kamehameha” changed hands this week

February 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Following my mother’s passing last Tuesday, the oldest living graduate of Kamehameha is now believed to be Janet Hopkins Richards, of San Diego, who is also the last surviving member of of my mother’s Kamehameha School for Girls Class of 1931. My sister, Bonnie, was on the phone to her just hours after my mother’s […]

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Tags: History

Last woman standing?

June 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Yesterday my mother, Helen Yonge Lind, attended her 80th high school reunion at the Kamehameha Schools annual alumni luau. At least it has been on her schedule and she has been looking forward to it. 80th reunion?! To tell the truth, I don’t know of there’s anyone else still living from her Kamehameha Class of […]

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Tags: General · History

Kamehameha School for GIrls–“Everything Hawaiian was suppressed”

November 27th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Yes, the video is terrible. But the story is interesting. On Thanksgiving, just before we faded into a food coma, I looked across the wreckage of the meal and asked my mother a few questions about the “old days”. My mom is 96, turns 97 next May, and she graduated in the Kamehameha of 1931. […]

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Tags: History