Here we go peoples. This is Part 2, the posed shots. Don't forget to watch the video at the end, it's of Mike Kaawa singing. I'm gonna attempt to put people's names on the pictures. Forgive me if I get some wrong. The women's names will be maiden names. And sorry, I didn't get the names of some of you who weren't wearing your name tags. Part 3, the last part (I think) will be the candid shots. I'll be working on those tomorrow after work and should be posting the pictures soon.
From left, Dexter Zane (Dexter told my sister Didi to remind me to send in my RSVP), Karl Kaneshiro (don't tell but I used to like him), Gayle Tanabe, Randy Kunselman, Edwina Sin (she's the one who asked me to take pictures).
Derrick Shimabukuro, Lynette Maeda, Robert Lau
Cynthia Murotake, Mae Fukuda
Stephanie Lukela, Lori Abe, Bev Shintani, Eleanor Haake
Virginia Fiske, Robert Lau
Lloyd Nakamura, Nathan Iha
Donna Noborikawa, Eric Ota, Lois Nagamine
Steven Kim, Frances Kanuha, Gwen Andrade, Bev Vierra, Elsie Foster
Lawrence Nakano, Gayle Terada, Richard Gomoto (don't tell but I used to like him)
Vickie Cozloff, Mike Kaawa, Paulette Franco
Kelsey Higa, William Bow, Andrew Sekine, Dexter Zane, Robert Kong, Glenn Teraoka (Glenn also took pictures).
Michael Kamida, Betty Uyeno, Carol Sugiyama, Garyce Miyake, Alan Teraoka
Alan Nakamura, Irene Horiuchi, Laurie Tamashiro, Darrell Terada, Janet Akiyama
Back: Glenn Teraoka, Alvin Goo, Alan Fujii (don't tell but I used to like him), Wayne Hirano. Front: Dennis Tong, Robert Kong
Laurie Tamashiro, Valerie Hamano, Janet Katsura
Keith Sakata, Jo-Ann Ing, Walter Yamaguchi
Brant Nishizuka, Iris Uramoto, Gary Tasato
Susan Chau, Colette Yamashita, Michael Shintani
Michael Shintani, Jonathan Suzuki, Nathan Iha
Standing: Edwina Sin, Bev Vierra, Dottie Fisher, Tina Murray. Sitting: Frances Kanuha, Elsie Foster
Janet Katsura, Jo-Ann Ing, Bev Shintani
Sam Prestidge, Frank Sera, Montgomery Kalai, Douglas Kamakani
Michael Kamida, Yukie, Kuulei Fukumoto, Richard Gomoto (again)
Edwina Sin and Gayle Tanabe
Valerie Hamano, Velma Ko (Velma is the one who e-mailed me and asked if I was going to the reunion and I said no), Stephanie Lukela, Bev Shintani
Michael Kamida, Garyce Miyake, Nathan Iha
Russell Takara, Lyle Miyaji, Richard Gomoto (and again)
Tina Murray, Kathleen Hamasaki, Colleen Hayashi
Betty-Ann Igawa, Douglas Kamakani, Lynette Maeda, June Corpuz, Lyle Miyaji
Derrick Shimabukuro, Eric Ota, Harold Matsushima. Sitting: Dennis Tong
Darrell Terada, Alan Fujii, Dottie Fisher
Alan Nakamura, Irene Horiuchi, Michele Oshita, Sandy Kaneshiro, Richard Gomoto (and again)
Hoo hoo, I get to hug stud muffin Karl Kaneshiro!
Russell Takara and Alden Hendersen (don't tell, but you know)
You-know-who-already and You-know-who
Kuulei Fukumoto, Steven Kim, Sandy Kaneshiro, Tina Murray
Back row: Betty Uyeno, Gayle Terada, Cynthia Murotake, Iris Uramoto, Mae Fukuda. Front row: Lori Abe, Carol Sugiyama, Colette Yamashita, Ann Moriyasu
Frances Kanuha, Mike Kaawa, Elsie Foster
Garyce Miyake and Ann Moriyasu - still skinny and pretty . . . DAMNIT. Nah, nah . . . kidding . . . *ahem* . . . yah . . . kidding
Derrick Shimabukuro, Debra Mero, Ailona Felix
Lance Watari (don't tell but . . . )
Beth-Ann Strickland, Dottie Fisher, Debra Mero
Back row: Vickie Cozloff, Paulette Franco, Debra Mero, Ailona Felix, Dottie Fisher, Montgomery Kalai. Sitting: Frances Kanuha, Elsie Fisher, Gwen Andrade.
Ailona Felix and Frances Kanuha
Mike Kaawa, Noren Takamura
June Corpuz, Cynthia Chu, Kuulei Fukumoto. You like hear something funny? At the reunion June goes, "Cynthia, you remember Jalna. Jalna, you remember Cynthia." We both look at each other's name tags. I go, "Yeah, sure . . . " but I'm actually thinking "I have no idea who she is." In the meantime Cynthia goes, "Hmmmm, no, I don't remember." I bust out laughing and I go, "Yeah, you know what? I don't either."
Kuulei and her mom. Her mom is 92 years old, healthy and sharp as a whip.
And here's Mike Kaawa
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