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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.

 


 

Love for the Sea

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My godfather Juan Gali's oldest son, John and I had one close tie which was his maternal grandmother. When I was about 7 or 8, I learned to love her as my hanai gramma. I never saw her leave the house but she knew where all the heiaus and caves which had bones and stuff were on the Big Island, especially in Ka'u, where we were born. In my keiki days I had one hot temper and when tutu stayed with us, she was a great influence in calming me down.

"Leave a gift if you can when we enter a heiau

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Taro Patch, Part 2

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Ok den we stay heading towards Kahuku, but before you get there you have to pass Sunset Beach. At that time nothing was around there except cane fields, pheasants and keawe trees. As we traveled along Grandpa would only go about 35-40 miles an hour

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Da Bool

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Tony Nacapui wasn't going for it.  "Nah, brah, I no like..." he said, his mouth set and jaw muscles twitching.

"Eh come on Tony, no be stink fut," Francis said, "an' besides, if no lemme ride 'em now, one day when you not looking, somebody

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Taro Patch, Part 1

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The times I like the best comes when you are relaxed, not much to do but remember things of your past. A trip down to the "Taro Patch", it's early in the morning, and your maka is closed tight, my bed is so warm and then EDWARD, you betta get up

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Orchid Lei

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Growing up in da 'âina, was a big deal when people from da mainland wen come ova to visit us.  No mattah if our friends wen come by ship oa plane, was still one exciting time, cuz back den, living in da middo of da Pacific Ocean stay pretty far

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My Uncle Jonah

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Growing up in Hawaii will always be full of great memories. As a kid I remember going to Ala Moana Park when it was not so crowded, I remember the white sandy beach and how scenic it was. Surprisingly, there were many times that the beach was empty

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My Neighbors

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When I was small kid, I knew everybody who lived on my street.  Summer time I could leave the house in the morning and no come home 'til dinner time.  My muddah neva worry cuz she knew I was in da neighborhood.  All she had to do was

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Fiyahcrackah Days

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Every New Years Eve our close family and friends gathered at our house in Kaimuki and celebrated da biggest festive celebration of da lunar year. My faddah used to go down weah da neighborhood slop man raised his pigs and had wun slaughtered special

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Squishy Mangos

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We had two mango trees in our yard up in Manoa Valley. We wen call um Da Top Mango Tree and Da Bottom Mango Tree. How original! Us keeds would climb da trees way up high into da top branches. We could spy on peepo around or ack like da big branches

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