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Interview with Leiilima Joy

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Title:Interview with Leiilima Joy
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Joy, Leiilima (interviewee)
Keywords:Family Life
Hawaiians - Lifestyles
Land and Ownership
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description:A woman of Hawaiian ancestry recalls her grandmother and mother; Sam Punohu, her uncle, who demonstrated coconut tree climbing and weaving and aided in the Pele dance at Lalani Hawaiian Village; father's background; Hoomana Naauao Church; Hawaiian language; Paoakalani Avenue house and yard; Kanekoa family and other neighbors; games and beach activities; baby luaus; food and grocery establishments; Waikiki, Washington Intermediate and McKinley High schools, curriculum, and teachers; effects of World War II on Waikiki, including barbed wire on the beaches and blackout music on the beach; tourists; grandmother's move to Kahala; Hawaii Calls radio program; taxi driving and dispatching and courier jobs.
taxi driver and dispatcher, courier; part-Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 10 min
48 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Waimalu, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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