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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.

 


 

Back to the Ocean

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I fumbled a bit as I tried to quickly get my camera reloaded with anew roll of film. It was a great day for surfing in these parts of NewEngland. The sun was out, air temperatures were finally warm enough toresemble early summer and the high tide was full with eager surfers. Iwas just as eager to photograph these local surfers. I finally got thecamera loaded and turned around when a wave came crashing onto therock that I was standing on. It almost knocked me off balance! It alsobrought back

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Kalakoa Collar

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We was living Lusitana Street behind the Board of Water Supply in dem days. The houses were close together between the mango and fig trees growing tall and bushy. I neva know it den but we wuz what you call today one "blue collar"

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Kite Season

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As a small keed, every season brings a different thing to do wen u live in Hawaii. It was fall. The sun was still up and fairly strong but a cool breeze would always be blowing with a crisp wind in the air. Now that I think about this, it wasn't

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Bambucha Bugs

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Dese days I teach kindergarten keikis on da mainland. I live in Pittsburg, California, so I get plenny pilipino, Chinee, popolo an haole students, an everybody in my school know I da Hawaiian teachah. (Dey say I Hawaiian, even though I Japanee

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The Republic of BVD

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When we were children, my cousins and I had more fun than most kids would. Lots of people chalk it up to love, and others chalk it up to childhood imagination. But if you ask any one of us, there isn't one in da bunch that would deny what I think it

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Da Red Sea

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You know... Keiki (children) stay always learning lessons, yeah? We watch dem learn life's lessons and sometimes so funny dat you goddah buss out laughing. And den, uddah times, dey go thru' hahd times and all you can do is geeve dem one big, long

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Grandpa's Fish Pond

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I peered around the corner of the house. This was scary, but it was fun too. I sure as heck wasn't gonna get caught. Then I caught a glimpse of the broom and not a moment too late either. It just missed me by a fraction of a hair. At that moment I

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