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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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From Swanky Franky to backyard bomb shelters: More views of Hawaii in the 1940s

February 17th, 2013 · 8 Comments

I’m still coming across old photographs among my mother’s papers and making quick scans using my iPhone and an app called “CamScanner.” The results aren’t bad at all for sharing on the web. This photo from 1940 shows my dad, John Lind, on the right, sitting in front of one of the Swanky Franky hot […]

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Another classic memory of the Queen’s Surf

January 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

To the list of comments about the old Queen’s Surf, add this great one from retired Star-Bulletin editor Chuck Frankel. I loved the Barefoot Bar at Queen’s Surf Beach. I proposed to Helga there one midnight in 1962, while S. Mossman, the Isaac brothers and Veroa Tiki performed. I loved the downstairs bar and restaurant […]

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Tags: History