While acquainting myself with the many Punahou74 classmates who are a part of the facebook world, I was intrigued with Jim Howerton’s profile picture. Could it be? Yes it was. He was wearing one of our reunion t-shirts. What a trooper!
When asked about his picture, Jim explained that he had put it up after being encouraged by Jan Bertram to post a more current picture. He said that, “The only sure way I knew was to wear the reunion shirt and show the slipper stripes on my feet.” Slipper stripes? Interesting touch but I guess they’re only a summer accessory when you’re living in Des Peres, Missouri … and you gotta have pretty haole feet to start with.
Jim explained further that he has at least two of each of Babs’ reunion shirts. The two from the 25th are relegated to the rag bin but the two from the 30th are pretty worn out and are now part of his “Lawn Ranger” outfit. With winter here, he’s packed away the most recent two shirts until spring.
One last thing. Per his facebook profile, Jim counts the following Yoda quote as one of his favorites: “This good you will not look when nine-hundred years old you reach.” I don’t know about 900 years, but Jim’s looking pretty sharp in that Babs Miyano-Young reunion shirt right now!