One of my “tithes” to Punahou is time spent with its oral history program. It’s fascinating work that reminds me of another favorite pastime: assembling jigsaw puzzles. It also gives me the opportunity to visit the Punahou Archives where, if you like history, you find a lot of surprises. Every once in a while I come upon something that tickles my fancy. I’d like to share one of these items with you. Here it is, straight from the Punahou Bulletin Fall 1989 (pp. 24-25).
A big thank you to the reunion committee headed up by CATHY KAM Ho and LISA MATSUMOTO for a great weekend in June!
We started Friday night at ALBERT HONDA’s home up on Maunalani Heights. Thanks, Albert for sharing your home. It was great seeing everyone. Some people cheated and looked at their Oahuan before getting to the party so they could refresh their memories of names and some of us just jumped in and hoped for the best!
The fun continued the next day at JOHN MORGAN’s Kualoa ranch. The picnic had a more relaxed feel to it and it was great to see the families. We all have some great looking children! That day I took my pen and paper so I could keep track of what people are doing. I apologize if your name isn’t mentioned here. I know I missed a lot of people! Thank you John and Carri for sharing your place that day.
Here’s more news! JANET ZASTROW was there after recently moving back after living in Greece for several years. She is now working in the State Archives. CHRIS HEFTEL and his wife Lori have two sons and are living in Playa Del Rey, CA, where Chris is Executive VP of Heftel Broadcasting Corp. KEN HERKES is living on Kauai with his wife Debra and daughter Sara. He is the Operations Manager for Media Systems Inc. which services the Westin Kauai. LANDIS LUM is now in family practice at the Honolulu Medical Group. MELE MEYER is a freelance artist and will be pursuing a graduate degree at the College of Education in Art Curriculum, Development and Bilingual Studies. JAY OLSON just moved to Switzerland where he works for a Swiss computer consulting firm. JEFF ZANE and ANN TAKUSHI Zane are living in Honolulu. Jeff recently purchased a veterinary practice in Kaneohe and Ann is an environmental engineer with the State. They have two sons.
Like what you’ve read so far? Click Here for Part Two of this story. Nancy had a lot to report regarding this reunion!