Aug 11, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

Arrival in Honolulu!

August 11, arriving Honolulu, beautiful
Got up at 5:30 after about 2 hours sleep. Francis and Cecil Connor (Coon-Dog) got on about 7:30 and gave us leis. Went to our cute little apartment and got settled. Did some errands and went swimming at the Pavilion Club. Wild about the looks of everything – beautiful and plentiful flowers, trees, —-. Potts, Esther, Coon Dog and I went to Trader Vic’s for dinner – Chinese – ugh. tradervicspostcard Sent cute post cards from there went to South Seas for floor show and dancing.

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Aug 12, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

The Fun Begins in Earnest

lau_yee_chai August 12, Honolulu, ditto
Went out to Wheeler FieldWheeler Army Airfield was a primary target and site of the first attack on 7 December 1941, leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attacked the airfield to prevent the numerous planes there from getting airborne and engaging them. Most of the planes were destroyed, but 12 pilots assigned to the 15th Pursuit Group at Wheeler (predecessor of the 15th Air Base Wing) succeeded in getting their P-36 Hawk and P-40 Warhawk aircraft off the ground, engaged the enemy in furious dogfights, and scored some of the first American victories of World War II. and bought all our kitchen stuff. Got driver’s licenses. Date with Don. Had grand dinner at Lau Yee Chai’s with Whitakers. Then party at Alexander Young.

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Aug 13, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments


August 13
Francis took Esther and me on a long drive around the island. Saw the blow hole, the Mormon Temple (beautiful), had lunch at Cooper’s Ranch Inn. Met Coon Dog at Haleiwa officer’s club and went swimming and looked at fish. Speared an octopus. Date with Coon Dog for dinner and dancing at the Pavilion Club. Then went down to Alexander Young roof garden.

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Aug 15, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

More Fun

August 15
Esther and I went on a wild ride up a mountain and saw some awfully cute homes – the view is wonderful up there. Went over to the Royal Hawaiian to swim with Eugenia McMurray and Jan Cockrell. Met Potts and big brunch at Pavilion Club. Roane Lacey there. Cooking fine. Date with him. Played around Club 13 (Potts’s Place) and Trader Vic’s. Everyone went to sleep finally. Ann Moore and I had to wake Coon Dog up.

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Aug 16, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

Air Revue, Gourds and Clubs

Got up early to go out to Wheeler Field to see the air revue – short. Got me a gourd and bought food. Came in and had lunch at Kau Kau’s. Went over to Pavillion Club for swim. Had supper at Club 13 – date with Coon Dog. Howard Williams along, Jean Cockrell & Potts and another club. Back to Club for dancing, then went to “Society Sally’s” for drinks after 12:00. Back to Club 13 for a little smooze (?) on the floor. I’m a hog about Coon Dog.

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Aug 17, 1941 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Sunday Party

Twas a typical Sunday morning. We had breakfast about 12:00 – then all went to the Pavillion Club for a swim and such and fun (?). Cocktail party at our apartment for everybody we know. Good crowd – lotsa fun. Date with Coon Dog – 6 of us went to Felix’s for dinner and then to Trader Vic’s for a Zombie – whew!

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Aug 18, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

Lunch on Board the West Virginia

Went swimming at Wakiki with Don. Lunch with him and Bob at the sidewalk cafe. Virginia’s in the hospital and Bob has heart trouble – funny, huh! Don gave me a cribbage board and we played a game. had dinner with Roane out on the West Virginia and saw the show. Fine time – drinks at the Officer’s Club. Came in at 11 and saw Don for a little while. Went to the Hawaiin Town Club & Kau Kau’s.

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Aug 19, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments

Surfing and Shopping

Esther and I got up and went over to the beach – got an umbrella and a surf board and had a swell time. Went through several curio shops, bouight mother some things and sent them. Met man on beach – date with him next Monday – if we don’t leave. I hope! Came home – Dick and Captain Lewis in for drinks. Went to a cute Japanese place with Don. Sat on floor – had to take shoes off – grand food. Home early.

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Aug 20, 1941 - Hawaii 1941    No Comments


Met Don at the Queen’s Hospital to see Virginia. She’s had a miscarriage. Don and I came out and had lunch at the Waikiki Tavern, came home and played cribbage and parted for good. Francis and Dick came by and we went for a long and beautiful ride. Went to Pally where the wind blows so, saw the upside down falls and the blow hole – really blowing. Drinks here, then dinner at Felix’s and more drinks at South Seas. To Club 13 whereupon Dick and I went sound asleep.

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