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Former Hawaii Governor William F. Quinn… What’s My Line (The Video)

*Statehood Day Bump*
Former Governor of Hawaii Willam F. Quinn

Former Governor of Hawaii Willam F. Quinn

Just found this clip that was posted today on youtube of former Hawaii Governor William F. Quinn when he was on the game show “What’s My Line” in 1958.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KvkTY3VkIU&hl=en&fs=1]

Remembering Hero Randy California of “Spirit”… Who Died on This Day Saving His Son Off Molokai

Randy California

I’ll file this one under… “Something missed” as I had never heard about this until I just read it this morning.  A quick google search found some pretty interesting information about the dude.

Anyone who dies saving their son is a hero in my eyes.  Here is a short bio of Randy California.

Randy California of "Spirit" died on this day 11 years ago off Molokai

Randy California of "Spirit" died on this day 11 years ago off Molokai

Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 – January 2, 1997) was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967…

On January 2, 1997 he drowned in the ocean while rescuing his twelve-year-old son from a rip current near the home of Randy’s mother at Molokai, Hawaii. He managed to push his son Quinn (who survived) towards the shore but sadly could not save himself from the strong undercurrent that swept him away.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUeG00OF9Io&hl=en&fs=1]

Lind Collection Features Photos From Duke Kahanamoku Funeral

I’m not sure when Ian Lind posted his latest album on his website of the Duke Kahanamoku funeral, however, it does give a glimpse of what a REALLY BIG ocean  “Ash Scattering” looks like.

The last time I attended a scattering of ashes at Waikiki, was about 4-5 years ago when my wifes uncle Zulu’s ashes were scattered off Waikiki.

Here is just one picture from Dukes Funeral featured on Lind’s Site:

Crowd Gathers to Scatter Duke Kahanamoku's Ashes

Crowd Gathers to Scatter Duke Kahanamoku's Ashes

More From Inside Pahoa’s New Museum

A couple weeks ago I posted some pictures and a small snippet about Pahoa’s new community museum that is going to open in February.

I went by today and was able to get some more pictures:

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No the following picture is not upside down.  This is a large map of the Big Island that has been hung upside down on the ceiling.   I asked the person (Sandre) that was inside about the map, but he didn’t have that much information.  He did mention that the map maker was someone who designs the larger maps in the world…(or something to that effect):

Notice Ceiling Fan on Left for an Idea of the Scale of the Map

Notice Ceiling Fan on Left for an Idea of the Scale of the Size of the Map

Of course what museum wouldn’t be complete without it’s share of Hollywood memorabilia and other collectibles from the ages:

Other collectibles from the Olden Days of Pahoa

Other Collectibles from the Olden Days of Pahoa

They are still shooting for a February grand opening.

More pictures on my previous blog here.

I don’t want to give away all the secrets of this place.  :cool: