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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.

 


 

Of Go Carts and Band Aids

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Me and my brother built on go cart. We use to live in John Rogers housing near the airport. My brother and I got some old lumber that we found for the frame and a wooden box for the body!! We used our old skates for the wheels!!  We tied ropes at the ends of the front of the cart so that we could turn it left or right by pulling on it!!  We added soda caps, coke, 7-up and root beer to make it look strike!!  We also put smashed soda cans for the headlights!!  Was nifty!!

We

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Kunia Lust

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I was 16 and she was 22. I was brown and she was haole. I was a high school drop out, she was married then divorced. I was in love. Maybe it was the twilight reflecting her red hair that triggered the chemistry between us. She was everything to me

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Free Fall from 30 Feet

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I wen grad high school and was I getting ready to leave for the army when my girlfriend wen just broke up with me-- because she no like long distance kine relationship, yea?

Needless to say, the bradda was bummed- dejected, rejected, and like go

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Call Me Crazy... but...

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I had this crazy penchant to share and compare my hanabuddah childhood memories with same kine folks that wen' grow up in the Kaimuki District in Honolulu and other places around the Islands.

It all started one day when I was bored sitting at the

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Me and Rudy

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Rudy lived in Sugar Mill Camp.  His father worked in the Kahuku cane fields. I can't remember how many brothers and sisters Rudy had, but...it always seemed she had a small one at her breast.

It was in those early days of my youth that blended

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Anahola Lighthouse

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Dis was the old cannery days when you gotta get up early in the morning, like 3:00am to get ready for the girls to pick you up to go work carpool style way up in Kapaa. We lived about 25 miles away and those days 25 miles was so fa, that the ride

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The Hula Teacher

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When I was little, maybe six or seven, I was taking hula lessons in Makaha. I had a kumu that was VERY strict (which one isn't ?).   I remember I was struggling to do the common hula exercise.   You know the one... where you have

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