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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.

 


 

Da Watahmelon Kakaroach Keikis

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On dis day, my friend Judy wen invite me to go wit her 'ohana to dis cabin dey had in Kahuku. I had go wit dem befoah foah da weekend, an we alla time had good fun. Dis weekend stay so hot. Da sun stay beating down on us, so me an Judy wen decide foah go foah one swim. So we wen do dat, den wen lie out in da sun foah awhile. By den, we had get real hot again, so we wen decide foah go back to da cabin foah sometin cold to drink.

On da way back, had dis beeg watahmelon field. Dem buggahs so

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Da Spider an Da Wasp

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One time, I was just sitting inside da house, noting to do. Just staring outside da window. I saw da kine big black an yellow wasp flying agains da window screen. Back an fort da wasp was flying, and hitting agains da screen to get outside. Den, da

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You Like See Crabs?

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One time one bunch of us wen go beach (what else get fo do? Go library and study?? I no teenk so) and while all da ress of my friends was having fun bodysurfing, I wen go busy myself catching as much small baby ghost crabs as I could... You know da

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The Lusitana Sax

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I think maybe ten.  Yeah, ten years old I was at the time.  No can remember really good cuz', I was, um ... TEN I told you!! Eh, you gotta pay attention! We was living Lusitana Street, Punchbowl side above the Board of Water Supply. We was

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A Day at Waimea

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A lot of us brought up on the islands have fond memories of swimming, body surfing, and perhaps even surfing the wild, wild surf dat our islands are famous fo. Well, here is one hannabuddah story dat some of you may be able to relate to. Read

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The Storm Drain Voyagers

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I guess I must have been about 8 and my brother 11 when we got into this adventure.  The Honolulu zoo didn't have a fence around it in the late 1940's and where the current parking lot is located, there was just a long open red dirt area lined

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Haunted Hilo Hospital

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I was born and bred in Hilo, Hawaii. And like every other local kanaka, we would hear those stories about haunted places that you didn't think were quite true, but were too chicken to question it. Well, this is one of those instances where bravery

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Uleawa Days

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We wuz jus' da local kine keeds from Uleawa. I guess we wuz about 10 or 11 yea's old. I shua you seen us in da evenin' going home wit our homemade kine paipfo boards out of plywood, on da top of the rise by Uleawa beach park near da bathhouse.

Our

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