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Stories of life growing up in Hawai‘i

Old Photos 2

I wen drag out da third album foa scan and transfer to CD. Dis latest one da one from small kid time.

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Old Photos

I stay busy scanning alla old photos so I can put on CDs and give to da rest of my ‘ohana in chree weeks. I stay da self-appointed Family Historian (my bradda and sistah wen gladly turn it ova to … Continue reading

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Da Kakaroach Watamelon Keiki

On dis day, my friend Judy wen invite me to go wit her ‘ohana to dis cabin dey had in Kahuku. I wen go wit dem before for da weekend, an we alla time had good fun. Dis weekend stay so … Continue reading

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Ti-Leaf Sliding Down Motorcycle Hill

No ask me why da hill behind my hale stay called “Motorcycle Hill”. Part of da Koʻolau Mountain Range, and not too far from Waʻahila Ridge, rumor had it dat sometimes da kāne would race dea bikes from da top … Continue reading

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Da Yardman

One time, up at our hale in Mānoa Valley, my fadda stay working in our yard, cutting da grass an using da edging da kine around by da road. We had one pretty big yard, and wen he go for … Continue reading

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Squishy Mangos

We had two mango trees in our yard up in Mānoa Valley. We wen call um “Da Top Mango Tree” and “Da Bottom Mango Tree”. How original! Us keeds would climb da trees ‘way up high into da top branches. … Continue reading

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Da Kamikaze Kakaroach

In our side yard, up Mānoa Valley, get plenny kakaroaches. Anybody who wen live in Hawai‘i know how bad dem buggahs stay. At night, all u gotta do is open da light an ho, alla kakaroaches run scurrying for da … Continue reading

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