February 20, 2006

This article appeared in Midweek on Friday, February 3, 2006: "You Practice on the Days You Eat." It features Hawaii teen musicians featured on the PBS radio show "From the Top".

Earl sent the following in response to the photo in the previous entry:
"Rosemarie gave me these 2 photos. They were dated: 11 March 1956. The family had a get-together in Waianae Town @ Jacinth's house. I was in Japan w/da US Army, when Rosie sent these to me. It was to tease me to come home, cause I had told them I was getting married to a japanese wahine, boy did I receive so many threats of being dis-owned, etc. Only when she came home before me, they adopted her w/open arms & they took care of her better than me."

This is the other photo he refers to. Front: Julia Harris and Lucy (my grandma) Schulmeister; back: Bill (Earl's dad), Jacinth and Frank Picadura.

February 06, 2006

Posted by Picasa Cecelia Bragg, Rose Kallmyer, Julia Harris, Lucy Schulmeister - the four Costa Picadura sisters, name order is left to right; age order is right to left. The other eight kids in the family were all guys! I'm not sure where or when this photo was taken, but I'm thinking it must have been in the 1950s or 1960s. I know Julia was the first to move away from Hawaii permanently, and this must have been taken on one of her visits home.

February 02, 2006

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January 6, 2006. The family got together at dinner for Fay Schulmeister's 93rd birthday. Click on the photo to see a larger image.

Seated around the table, from the left, are Mary, Laurel's friend Lisa, Mom, Lea, Aunt Jo, Laurel, Kathy, and David. I took the photo. Absent: Claire, James, Marty, and Patrick. We are at Mom's house in Kailua, and the dining table and chairs came from the house at Surbiton, in Jamaica.