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Remember YOUR "small keed time"?

Those were the good old days! YOU were young, innocent, naive and maybe even a little bit "kolohe" (rascal). When you look back, I bet you cannot help but grin, yeah?  I bet you can just feel a longing oozing up inside of you for a time when life was much simpler. Wherever you live now, if you grew up in Hawaii, you must remember your "hanabuddah days". Eh, no shame ... we all had "hanabuddah".

Eh … right now get choke stories already online written by Hawaiians and Hawaiians at heart. Most all writers had the unique life experience of growing up in Hawaii. That’s why the site is called ”Hanabuddah Days”.

Enjoy these personal stories.

 


 

Bonfires at Ali'i

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When I was small we used to live across Araki Store in Haleiwa, you know where "Oogenisis" is now? Those was da days. We used to charge stuff from Araki man. He was ole already. My olda braddah and sista used to drive him crazy. They used to "borrow" stuff from da store. My madda used to let us cross da street fo' read comics back den, hardly had cars, as why. Ho, dat store was so dusty, but so good fun.

Den was summa and we knew we was going camping. Da whole family, even my cuz'ns from da

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Centapees

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Wen I wuz growing up in Paauilo, I used to work weekends fo da Paauilo Shugah Mill. Dose days, if you fahdah or mahdah worked fo da mill, da kids could get weekend jobs in da fields. One yeeah, I wuz assigned to work da "Pick up Stone" crew. My job

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Chicken Skin at Midnite

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Wen I wuz 12 my madda wen let me staht babysit foah da neighbahs' keiki. Da one 'ohana wen call me da most wen stay up around da loop from weah I wen stay. Dey get 5 keiki, from one yeah old to about 10. Da makuahine, ho, she no like clean da hale

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Homestead Hale

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We lived in a three bedroom hale located in the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Ours was considered an average sized Hawaiian family with four girls, three boys, and of course my parents.

During the formative years though, we always had relatives

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Da NO ASK Policy

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Long before the Clinton Administration got on the "Don't Ask" bandwagon, my family and schoolmates practiced our own version of not asking...although, ours had absolutely nothing to do with sexual orientation. I called our way of life, "Da NO ASK

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I Love My Fuddah

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I love my fuddah. I was young wen we met. He was the funniest dad you could ever have. But he had an uncanny way of saying "N0" wen you needed something. For example you might ask him, "Dad you can loan me five bucks?" He would reply, "Eh, wat you

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Da Day JFK Died

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Another one of those often times asked questions in my life, besides when I graduated from high school, has been, "Eh, you rememba wat you was doing da day JFK died?" Remember? In the words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, that day will "live in

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Growin' Up Nanakuli Style

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I guess I was around 3 or 4 years because I was not in school. You know, stay home, play outside while Mom did the laundry outside in the back in the sink. Boy, she had it rough. We neva had one wash machine, so she was doing the laundry with one of

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