Las Vegas, September 18 – 22, 2003


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Sunday get-together

Stan and Carol finally got their suite on Sunday, so we were able to enjoy a very nice gathering there before going to dinner.

Jim, Stan, Amy

Jim, Stan and Amy.

Sunday get-together

Sunday get-together: Alan, Alan, Joanne, George and Carol.

Alan and Alan

Two Alans: Takamori and Fukushima.

Sunday dinner

About 25 of us who were staying at the Stardust had dinner together Sunday night. We had two long tables, this one and the one to the left, in a nice semi-private room, and had a great prime-rib (perfectly cooked) or steak-and-lobster dinner, while being able to talk with each other and not worry about bothering anybody when we got too loud.


Eric seems to be the center of attention — just like in high school? Sandra and Sherry (James Morimoto’s wife) are engrossed.

Alan tries his luck

At Saturday’s reunion dinner, we chipped in $5 each and agreed to play the slots as a group that night … and again the following night, since we did so well that we couldn’t lose it all the first night.

Alan tries his luck while Alla, Earl, Paul (holding the bucket of coins) and Alan cheer him on.

Joanne is disappointed

Joanne is disappointed while Myron remains philosophical.

Joe Talite

Joe tries his luck and tries to figure out the payoff he just missed.

Earl takes his turn

Earl takes his turn.

Alan had a good time

Alan and all of us had a very enjoyable couple of hours during our group slot-machine play.

Organizing the reunion portrait


Carol (Galbraith Arnold) took a photo of us assembling for a group photo of the ’62 grads. Jerry (in shorts and brown-and-white shirt) or his brother (gray shirt in center) took the second photo with Carol’s camera.

The Falcon banner came from the military golf course clubhouse where the golfers in the group played the day before. Coincidentally, the colors of the banner designating the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are the same as ours and they were generous enough to give us the banner. How cool is that?

Group photo

Group photo

Hooray! and mahalo! to the reunion committee and all our classmates who made this reunion one of the most fun and memorable of all.

The official reunion photos were taken by:

Reflections by Jerry Whaley
Please contact him if you would like to order an 8" x 10" print:
98-1684 Hoomaike St.
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone or FAX: (808) 456-3142

Good job, Jerry! Mahalo to you too!

Robert Morgan created a 40th reunion website (now inactive) with lots of photos, including our official group photo taken by Jerry. Our 40th was on September 13 – 14, 2002, with an informal get-together in the Kalani cafetorium and a dinner at the Treetop restaurant in Manoa.

While I was in Las Vegas, I was able to visit an old friend, Ed Chu, who I used to hang around with when he lived in the Bay Area. We’ve known each other since the ’70s, when I used to have a camera and telescope store called Refractions. He was one of a group of friends that used to hang around the store so regularly keeping me company that they became known as the “Refractions Social Club.”

My cousin Lynette and her family also happened to be in town from Honolulu visiting her son Lawrence, who is a pharmacist there. To see pictures, go to Au > Loo.