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Old 08-09-2006, 10:15 AM
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1964, right after I moved there from Arizona. I had just read Michener's Hawaii and you could still see the Royal Hawaiian from the sidewalk on Kalakua; the Waikiki Pharmacy was the place to go for breakfast (sweet, warm corn bread and Guava Jelly - yum!); early mornings you might run into THE DUKE on the sidewalk; Don Ho was singing "Tiny Bubbles"; I can go on and on...

My car and furniture were shipped over on a Matson container ship and saw them loaded on board in San Pedro but I had no idea the Lurline existed (I was not cruise savvy in those days). Actually, it turns out the one I saw was the old Matsonia, a sister ship. Later, knowing her schedule, you could drive to Diamondhead and see her come in.