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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.

 


 

Nanakuli Education

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I don't know if they still post the high school educational rankings in the Honolulu Star Bulletin or Advertiser, as they did in the 1970s. Whenever it came out we didn't have to look on the front page to see where Nanakuli High and Intermediate School ranked, you just turned to the last page of the "A" section and looked on the bottom. We usually ranked last in English and Math. Auwe! And instead if feeling bad about it, we sort of celebrated by chanting in unison, "We numba one! We numba

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Hau'oli La Hanau

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I had a best friend, Jeanne Dye, whose family owned Ellen Dye Candies on Fort Street.  They had a lovely beach house in Kailua.  One day she took me over the Pali. Now this was a long time before they put one puka in the mountain and made

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Home... at Last!!

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My hanabuddah story has kept me focused and determined for the past 36 years.  Harvesting opihi and seaweed, dancing around the May pole, making leis, laughing, ono food and a lot of love are all part of my collective childhood memory ! I still

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Tutu Man's Place

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There isn't anything left of the house now.  It's like you hear about the old neighborhood and how it's not the same.  Well, most everyone has moved away to some place or another.  Faces change like seasons. The trees have grown. We

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Elsie's Kitchen

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I suppose as a kid, most of us felt that their mom was the greatest cook that ever lived.   Well,  I can think of at least seven kids that would have  voted ours as being that person.

Ahhhh, the fragrances of home cooking that

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