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The skies were overcast and the drizzle was intermittent. The drive to Laie was long and fraught with challenges. Would Punahou74 make it to the memorial service?

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THIS IS THE PLACE: The entrance to Billy’s memorial service.

Billy Richardson’s memorial service was held on Saturday, April 7, just one day after his 63rd birthday.

Despite the less than perfect weather, the service overflowed with the love, warmth, and best wishes of many, including those of almost two dozen Punahou74 classmates.

Getting there was a challenge. A downed electrical wire slowed traffic on Kamehameha Highway causing cars to proceed one-at-a-time down the two-lane road.

Parking was at Laie Elementary School. Given the high attendance, (more…)

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No, it’s not time for our 45th reunion … yet. But why not work up to it?

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DINING TOGETHER: Front Row: Lynne Gartley Meyer, Lee Ann Gulickson, Sheree Lum Orsi, Lyallyn Temple, Fay Inouye Atchenson, Barbara Swig. Back row: Gaye Miyasaki, Lisa Yamaguchi Bowden, Haven Young Rafto and Jan Bertram.

Punahou74 classmates met at Ala Moana’s Shirokiya Japan Village Walk for a quick dinner Wednesday, April 4. (more…)

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I know that some classmates will be in town for Billy Richardson’s memorial service. Why not use some of that time to attend a friendly Punahou74 get-together while you’re here?

Karaoke Night

After the 2016 karaoke event: (L-R) Alan Lau, Heidi Hemmings Hall, Marcia Wright, Mary Jane Markoskie, Jan Bertram, Monica Del Piano Campanis, Lynne Gartley Meyer, Faye Inouye Aitcheson, Sheree Lum Orsi, and Lisa Yamaguchi Bowden. Gaye Miyasaki also attended.

In 2016 when Faye Inouye Aitcheson, Jan Bertram, and Sheree Lum Orsi came to town classmates got together to enjoy a karaoke night. That was a LOT of fun. In 2018 the three are returning to Honolulu, this time with Lyallyn Temple in tow, so it’s time for another great get together. (more…)

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So you think the Carnival was over when the clock struck 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 3? Well it wasn’t. Not if you lived in Southern California that is.

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And the Punahou74 blog is writing about this because … read on to find out!

The Punahou Alumni Association Southern California (PAASC) is one of the PAA’s regional chapters. It is the largest chapter outside of the state of Hawaii with more than 3,000 members living in Santa Barbara and to the south.

It’s an active chapter. Looking at its facebook page, it has regular events that include pau hanas, beach clean-ups, Hawaiian music concerts, and visits from the big guy (Dr. Scott). And, this year, there was a new event on the calendar, (more…)

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Strange how you can find Punahou74 classmates in the most interesting places.

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The Reverend Lorrin Andrews describes his work at Lahainaluna Seminary on Maui.

Friday, June 16, was opening night for Cemetery Pupu Theatre at Oahu Cemetery. Sponsored by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, I had volunteered to guide guests to the night’s various performances. By doing so I was able to enjoy what is a perennially¬† in-demand event: all four shows had been quickly sold out.

In addition to enlightening¬† conversation and good food (hence the “pupu” in the title) the evening features outdoor theater in an unusual setting. Nestled between the picturesque grave markers, are tents at which actors are stationed to play individuals significant in Hawaii’s history. It’s a location perfect for (more…)

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With the rollout of Punahou School’s Alumni Week 2017, reunion 2019 is nudging its way on to the edge of Punahou74’s consciousness. In one year the reunion countdown will begin. Good to know that Punahou74 is still strong … and still celebrating together.

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“Hey, where’s the party?” (Stein Rafto photo)

Alumni Week’s Thursday night is an “Alumni Celebration.” It’s open to all alumni (+ friends and family) and offers good food, good music, and good times.

While it’s an alumni party, most of the attendees tend to be from reunion classes. And that’s something that Punahou74 will wait another two years to experience.

But this doesn’t stop the great Punahou School class of 1974.

Alumni Art Exhibit

Babs Miyano Young generously donated tropical floral arrangements that graced the Alumni Art exhibition. Simply stunning! I love how she (more…)

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The shift started out apprehensively. The class with which we had shared malasada duty for the last two years was moving to another shift. Given this development we needed twice as many class members to fill the tent. With Punahou74 starting its seventh decade of life could such a quota be filled? To quote from Punahou’s signature cheer the answer was “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

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AFTER THE SHIFT: Some of Punahou74 classmates who attended the Punahou74 Carnival Shift After Party. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Cindy Li, Babs Miyano Young, Renee Ahuna Cabrinha, Haven Young Rafto, and Warren Loui, (back row, L-R) Jan Bertram, Sheree Lum Orsi, Cliff Halevi, Lynne Gartley Meyer, Ian Sandison, Alvin Cabrinha, Landis Lum, Ralph Aona, and Lyallyn Temple.

That Punahou74 consistently fills its shift quotas is a testament first to our dedication to (more…)

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