The good old days - Hawaii News

The good old days - Hawaii News

There are 18 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 24, 2009, titled The good old days - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Former plantation families exchanged memories of an earlier, simpler Hawaii at the 12th Waimanalo Sugar Plantation reunion.

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Bob_Mililani

San Diego, CA

#1 Aug 24, 2009
There is something to be said for being able to take some time out to reminisce about days long ago. Every generation talks about the good old days....then it's back to reality and better times for some things.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#2 Aug 24, 2009
good ol days.

locals were locals regardless of race.

now, you close the garage door even if your neighbor is washing the car.

whats changed? Drugs, mainlanders, military, mexicans, micros, etc...

sad but true.
Lefty

Waipahu, HI

#3 Aug 24, 2009
Yeah, the good old days. Manual labor in the hot sun for an nickle an hour. Substandard medical care. Caddying for 30 cents for a little extra income. But, we tend to forget the hardships and remember the few good times. But, in reality, the good old days are something we like to remember but we really, deep down, don't want to go back to. Something our soverignty squawkers ought to think about.
Blue Traveler

El Cajon, CA

#4 Aug 24, 2009
Why is it that in this country of perpetual so called positive progress that our leaders claim has taken place in this now "civilized society" does EVERY new generation reminisce and long for the good ol days??? I'm not so sure Lefty is entirely correct,I think plenty people would jump on the chance to go back. Please comment
Realist

Waianae, HI

#5 Aug 25, 2009
Bob_Mililani wrote:
There is something to be said for being able to take some time out to reminisce about days long ago. Every generation talks about the good old days....then it's back to reality and better times for some things.
Yeah, life insurance rate can be a bi-tch on their game these days , can't it.
Realist

Waianae, HI

#6 Aug 25, 2009
Yeah, life insurance rates can be a bi-tch on their game these days , can't it.
So Long Sugar

Mililani, HI

#7 Aug 25, 2009
Realist wrote:
Yeah, life insurance rates can be a bi-tch on their game these days , can't it.
They better exchange memories while they still can, because under Obamacare, they'll be deemed "unproductive," and culled.
Realist

Waianae, HI

#8 Aug 25, 2009
Look...don't let it worry you.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_ (egg)
Realist

Waianae, HI

#9 Aug 25, 2009
bjreed

Arlington, TX

#10 Aug 25, 2009
I truly wish that life could be the way it used to be for you. And for us Mainlanders, too. It just is not. Life has changed. It seems to me that life changes at a slower pace in Hawaii, especially in Kauaii. But it does change. We all want life to stop in our neighboroods,, but it does not. We all have to face the way the future will be. I do not like it; I would prefer for your state to remain as it was 20 years ago. But, it will not.
Realist

Waianae, HI

#11 Aug 25, 2009
You just hafta worry when massa come round to whip ya....otherwise picking taro and mango is great because when we get back to our grass shacks under the pineapple trees on the beach, all the girls are doing a hula and throwing leis into the ocean.

Yep....it's really laid back here in the Alakea district!

Aloha
Realist

Waianae, HI

#12 Aug 25, 2009
bjreed wrote:
I truly wish that life could be the way it used to be for you. And for us Mainlanders, too. It just is not. Life has changed. It seems to me that life changes at a slower pace in Hawaii, especially in Kauaii. But it does change. We all want life to stop in our neighboroods,, but it does not. We all have to face the way the future will be. I do not like it; I would prefer for your state to remain as it was 20 years ago. But, it will not.
You just hafta worry when massa come round to whip ya....otherwise picking taro and mango is great because when we get back to our grass shacks under the pineapple trees on the beach, all the girls are doing a hula and throwing leis into the ocean.

Yep....it's really laid back here in the Alakea district!

Aloha
racist

San Diego, CA

#13 Aug 25, 2009
Blue Traveler wrote:
Why is it that in this country of perpetual so called positive progress that our leaders claim has taken place in this now "civilized society" does EVERY new generation reminisce and long for the good ol days??? I'm not so sure Lefty is entirely correct,I think plenty people would jump on the chance to go back. Please comment
Depends on what color your skin is and what level of slavery your ancestors were brought in for. Limited access to education, internment, limits to career opportunities were ALL parts of "good old days" for minorities. The harkening back to younger days, I believe, is a natural human emotional reaction to just getting old. Hell, I wish I was half as fit and carefree as I was back then.
alice

Kahului, HI

#14 Aug 25, 2009
The palntation workers miss the old days. Truth is, Asians flocked to hawaii for the highest unskilled agriculture wages in the Pacific/Asia. ExoploitationHardly.
Peabody

Wahiawa, HI

#15 Aug 25, 2009
What fractured fairy tales?
racist

San Diego, CA

#16 Aug 25, 2009
alice wrote:
The palntation workers miss the old days. Truth is, Asians flocked to hawaii for the highest unskilled agriculture wages in the Pacific/Asia. ExoploitationHardly.
Much like you working the streets at night?
kaliah

Blanco, TX

#17 Sep 4, 2009
hi
SWEET PLANTATION MEMORIES

Honolulu, HI

#18 Oct 19, 2009
I would have looked forward, too!!

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