Kalani High School

Kalani High School
Where the tradewinds from the valley ...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oceania Floating Restaurant

This is how things get out of hand.  Your Kalani Class of '69 Reunion Committee started off trying to decide where to hold a "hot wash" or closing meeting for our recent 45th reunion event and a few locations popped up.  Then somebody mentioned places to eat in the old days.  What followed was an endless string of emails talking about great places to eat or visit from our younger days. 

The emails are still continuing as this is written, without any confirmation on where the meeting will be held.  Here are some of the locations mentioned:

Hong Kung Chinese Restaurant
Oceania Floating Restaurant (above)
M's Ranch House
Kuhio Grill
Mynah Bird Drive In
Jolly Roger
Scotty's Drive In
Chips Coffee House
9th Avenue Bakery
Zane's Market
Stewart's Pharmacy
OK Slippers
Aotani Fountain
Kaimuki Luncheonette
Red Rooster Chop Suey
Dick's Bakery
W&M Burgers (9th Ave)
Paradise Grill - Kaimuki Bowl
Ed & Don's
Tropics Bakery
Chico's Pizza
St. Louis Drive in
Gum's Restaurant
Ben Franklin
National Dollar Store
Thrifty Drugs
Benson-Smith Pharmacy

Remember these places?

Note:  These are mostly in the Kaimuki town area.  We may be receiving some from the then not-so-populated East side of our school district.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Flying with Angels
Gary Alden
Leonard Barros
Patti-Gene Akamu Berry
Mike Brilliande
Susan Brotherton
Wesley Chang
Stephen Crossno
Linda Foulger
Bernadine Perkins Godfredson
Lee Goeas
Evanette Hao
Lance Hashizume
Harvey Hirahara
Randal Hirata
Steve Holland
Clayton Inouye
Pricilla Oneha Kahapea
Bernadette Keahi Kaneshiro
Chosei Kobayashi
Lynn Kimura Masseth
Sylvia Loo Miller
Anthony Montero
Fred Nagata
Vincent Nakano
Dottie Keala Nalu`ai
Michael Lewzo Oka
Alvin Okazawa
Pamela Ome
Patrick Pope
Craig Pung
Miyoko Arakaki Santos
Floyd Shinke
Helene Smith
Jocelyn Watanabe Suma
Rodney Suzuki
Ivan Takeuchi
Patricia Tomatani
Wayne Waniya
Casey Webb
David Wong
Ann Kakazu Yogi
KHS Staff
Myrna Lee Asing
Michael Doran
Herbert Imanaka
Jane Baldovi Nikaido
Rancis Emory "Buddy" Oliveira

"Falcons Forever"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Remembrance Slide Presentation

Now on our Falcon Video Bar located at the right side of this blog or watch it on YouTube:

Stanley Chow, Daryl Kamita Chow, and Gaynielle Chun Hirata

Monday, September 8, 2014

 A Special Message

     It was a beautiful evening.  The moon was nearly full.  We viewed the city lights and gorgeous golf course in Waolani and Nu'uanu Valley Mountains at O'ahu Country Club.  We gathered together as friends and classmates, shared stories, played games, sang songs, danced and were entertained.  We had wonderful gifts, thanks to the generosity of many, including our sister schoolmates from Roosevelt and McKinley.

     Mahalo to all who attended for their gift of presence and friendship.  We continue to have a most generous class who support each other.  

     Aloha, a hui hou and consider the following quotes from our 60th Birthday celebration....

"Your presence is often the best present"
"Spending time together is a far greater gift than spending money."

Kalani High School Class of '69 Reunion Committee
Class of '69 Celebrates Their 45th Reunion

The Falcons of '69 gathered at the Oahu Country Club on Friday, September 5th to celebrate their 45th year reunion.  The day started off with a round of golf on the beautiful OCC links on a picture-perfect day. 

Hosted by Dave Dunham, the 12 golfers who participated had a great day and kicked off the first event of the celebration.  Most of them had just enough time to freshen up in the locker room and head back upstairs for the start of the reunion banquet.

Oahu Country Club

Committee member, Anne Moniz Suen greets Alicia "Kaipo" Barros and Gerri Ome Best, our former teacher, class and pep squad advisor and Class of '69 friend forever.

As Diane Chong checks Warren Kunimoto's footwear, Vicki Ward and Leonard Hoshijo check his credentials to ensure that he is truly our classmate.  Can't be him, he still looks 18 years old!

Cathy Lim Yoza checks in Craig Schade from Heber City, Utah along with Lester Look and Godfrey Mau.  Owen Akamine, off to the right, came all the way from North Dakota.

At the prize ticket table:  Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Chris Sumiye Imoto (McKinley '69), Carl Yamamoto, Peggy Irish Tanaka, Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga and Sandra Asato Nishimoto.

Chris Quinn joined us from Honaunau and also provided our reception music.

Heading up the buffet line are Michael Shimada, Alvin Akase, Harry Mattson, Laurie Gorelangton, John Verneri, and Bernard Peterson.

Freddy Ishihara of Karaoke Madness provided music, games, and song for our event.  Even Freddy is '69 grad, from McKinley.  Thanks for sporting the Red & White shirt, Freddy.

Cornelia Sandborn, Charles "Cappy" Perkins behind the 69, and Dave and Beth Dunham lean to the right.

Candace Opperman Horsley and Earl Anderson get framed.

Casina Correa Waterman holds up the magic number.

Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller and Clarence Silva are on the Falcon TV set, with Val Hata Ford behind the Big 69 and Cathy Lim Yoza in her Falcon frame.

Frances Kane Soares and Ronnie Inter peek in from the frame.

In the corner with Ann Moniz Suen, Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Vicki Ward, Melvin Matsuda, Patti Niwa Yamashita, Peggy Irish Tanaka, and Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga.

Alvin Akase and Randy Soon are in awe over Ricky Barbaria's kazoo rendition.

There was a group of about 95 in attendance.  Also attending were our class of '69 friends from Roosevelt and McKinley High Schools.  Consideration is being made to combine forces and work on joint reunion events in the coming years.

Patty Manhart Ross, Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller, and Candance Opperman Horsley sing about some boots that were made for walking.

For the Karaoke Challenge, the girls selected "She Loves You" by the Beatles.

The guys were "Born to be Wild!"

Trisha Kono Tubbs '68 joined Warren Kunimoto and her sister Lori Kono Clapp in the Falcon frame.
Your MCs for the evening, Bobby Imoto and Carl Yamamoto with Gerri Ome Best.

Lester Look is in focus with Neil Hiramatsu, who joined us from Torrence, California.

Miulan Kaaumoana Oman watches as the Kula's frame themselves.

Aloha from Wesley Kobayashi and Marion Tomishima Sato

Three retired cops get framed:  Bobby Imoto, Kent Harada, and John Veneri.  John currently resides in Mountain View, on the Big Island.
Congratulations from Ann Moniz Suen, Daryl Kamita Chow, and Gaynielle Chun Hirata.
Keith Kurahashi (McKinley '69), Gordon Choy, Jerry Wojcik, Carl Yamamoto, and Bobby Imoto.

"... Forward then Kalani High, All praise to thee."