Friends welcome Windrath, wife on visit from Bay Area
Hawaii's Vernon Windrath
, who played football at San Jose State in the 1950s with the San Francisco 49ers' great coach Bill Walsh
and who became a photographer for the Oakland Raiders, returns to the Bay Area tomorrow with wife Shirley
after a visit. Vernon was an All-Star tackle at Roosevelt High, Class of 1949. Some of his RHS teammates and classmates got together with him Saturday for lunch in a private room at Sam Choy's
Breakfast, Lunch and Crab. Mihana Souza
sang Hawaiian favorites and pop songs of earlier years for the appreciative gathering. Mihana even learned the RHS alma mater from Roosevelt graduate Blondie Boyd
for the party. Alice Clay
and Charlotte Lewis
danced hula. The party was organized by Vernon's RHS teammates Hank McKeague, Frank Steinmiller
and yours truly. Jackie Smythe, Andrea "Legs" Kia
and Clay assisted. Attending the luncheon were James "Itchie" Miyasato
, team co-captain with Vernon, Ken Dias,
Charlotte's husband Paul Lewis, Roy Kruse, Bob Swan, Adam Jaber
and Tim Smythe
, no relation to Jackie ...
Peter Fithian's Greeters of Hawaii marks its 50th anniversary next month. A reunion is planned on Nov. 9. All former greeters are urged to contact Jamie Takemune at 398-0220 for more information ...
Lo family illuminates Bright Light party
Lynette Lo Tom's
family came out strong for the 17th anniversary celebration of Lynette's Bright Light Marketing company Thursday at Pauahi Tower Lobby in Bishop Square. There's heavy high school rivalry in the family as some members attended Roosevelt and others, like Lynette, went to Punahou. Lo family members attending included Lynette's mom, Lorna Lee Lo
, RHS '47; sisters Joannne Grimes
and Charlene Chan
, both of RHS, and brother Russell,
a Punahou grad. Russell's wife Kim Komo Lo
also went to Punahou. Another brother, Barry
, RHS, is a firefighter in the Bay Area. He did not make the trip home.
Guests lined up for
Hank's Haute Dogs, owned by Henry Adaniya
. More food and beverages were provided by Elmer Guzman's
Poke Stop, Wally Zimmermann's
"Beer & Bait Shop" and the Catering Connection. Albert Maligmat sang. Guests were given Bright Light T-shirts ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at email@example.com