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Creative-1
December 30th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Hi All,

I spoke to the Windward Oahu Rotary club this week about my book, "The Companies We Keep," and gave them a quiz entitled: How Well do you know Windward Oahu?

I was reading HawaiiThreads tonight and thought this group might also be interested in the quiz. Here’s part one of two. I’ll post the correct answers in 7 days. Have fun!

Bob Sigall


How Well do you know Windward Oahu?
1. Which Windward restaurant is named for a Las Vegas Hotel?

2. What was the first school on the windward side? It got its start near Kaneohe 150 years ago as Ahuimanu College, but it has since moved to Honolulu.

3. This man managed the Lanikai Store before opening Hawaii’s first supermarket in 1948. He later brought the first McDonalds to Hawaii.

4. Which chain of 9 numbered, ethnic restaurants began in Kaneohe in 1972?

5. Who lives in Harold K.L. Castle’s former mansion, Paliku? James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki has given a Kailua school its name. What is it?

6. This place was originally called Moku O Lo’e and was used as a base for shepherds and local fishermen and was owned by Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The next owner built a bowling alley, a shooting gallery, and a small zoo that included a giraffe, monkeys and a baby elephant. Edwin Pauley bought it and hosted famous guests, such as: Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Red Skelton, Jackie Onassis, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. John Wayne filmed a movie there. What do we call this place today?

7. Which two companies were named for dairies that preceded them? One’s a store in Kahaluu and the other a restaurant chain.

8. This man was the cannery superintendent at Dole, and was fired when the first attempt to make their own cans failed. He left for the automotive business in Kaneohe. He was still surfing at age 90.

9. This is the oldest elementary school in the Kaneohe area, built in 1925 as a high school. Name it.

10. This was established in 1968 to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It is modeled after a 950 year-old building in Uji, Japan.

Answers, and part two will be posted next week.

tutusue
December 30th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Hi All,
[...]How Well do you know Windward Oahu?[...]
If you get me out of Kakaako or Makaha, I'm lost! I rarely get to the windward side but will hele on over to Kailua on Monday...if I can find my passport! I'm hoping the answers to your quiz are in your book. That way, I can cheat! :D Fun quiz!

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:34 PM
all i can come up with is 7. hygenic store.


that was more of a - how well do you know windward businesses (and Kaneohe) - quiz.

how bout:
(without googling. No cheating; from yer internal knowledge, kids...)

what and or who is the bird lady and why?

what is the origin of "lanikai".

What heiau reside in kailua?

what does Kailua have in common with one of Hawaii's most popular 70's bands?
( a bit of a trick question; it has two answers...)


How long was that street clogged up with that frikken sewer repair and what da name o da street?
(hoooboy... I'll never get dis quiz done:
....and... WHAT does it have in common with "the aloha shirt"?)


what are the names of those three islands off lanikai and what they mean?


where is the main crack area of Kailua?


what shop in kailua has something in common with Sunset Blvd. L.A.? and why?


what dat thing at the beginning of lanikai?


what does hair care have in common with Lanikai?

how many pillboxes in Kailua? where?
what do they contain?

what does "Kailua" and "Kaneohe" mean?


Name da TWO major locale connections with Magnum P.I.


Who/what owns most of Kailua business area? the land and buildings.

What major religion has a prominent church on a main drag?

what was the name of that great collectable shop that was torn down a while ago? who was/were their neigbor(s)
Who owned it for long time arready and den bumbai li'dat, wen sellum to a famous name. wot dat name?


what da name o dat market near Kailua beach and when was it born?


who has da bestest maitai round dese parts?


best surfboard shop dat side?


What da biggest antique/collectables shop in Kailua?
wot da name o da owner?
What dey prefer to buy/sell most?

what was Daiei long time ago?

is there a biker bar Kailua side? Name if get?

Airplane: Does it take off... from windward side? details!

tutusue
December 30th, 2005, 09:38 PM
[...]what does hair care have in common with Lanikai?

The Paul Mitchell estate?

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:39 PM
score thus far;
22sue
1
errybody else
BZZZZZT!

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:40 PM
c;mon 22,
I know ya can duet!

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:41 PM
c'mon 22,
I know ya can duet!

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:42 PM
da hell?! there's an echo in here!
in here...
here...

cezanne
December 30th, 2005, 09:44 PM
Wow I lived on the windward side for most my life for nothing.


How Well do you know Windward Oahu?
1. Which Windward restaurant is named for a Las Vegas Hotel?
Flamingo? formerly Tiki Tops


6. This place was originally called Moku O Lo’e and was used as a base for shepherds and local fishermen and was owned by Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The next owner built a bowling alley, a shooting gallery, and a small zoo that included a giraffe, monkeys and a baby elephant. Edwin Pauley bought it and hosted famous guests, such as: Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Red Skelton, Jackie Onassis, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. John Wayne filmed a movie there. What do we call this place today?
Coconut Island


7. Which two companies were named for dairies that preceded them? One’s a store in Kahaluu and the other a restaurant chain.
Dunno but my grampa used to work for Hygenic Dairy in Kahalu'u...so thats half of my final answer.


9. This is the oldest elementary school in the Kaneohe area, built in 1925 as a high school. Name it.
My mom was the last high school graduating class of Ben Parker!... then everyone went to Castle.


10. This was established in 1968 to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It is modeled after a 950 year-old building in Uji, Japan.


I'll take a guess and say the Byodo Temple in Valley of the Temples

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 09:59 PM
.... but will hele on over to Kailua on Monday........
anodda one, courtesy of 22sue:


what does this remind you of, enchanted lakes / keolu hills side?

lurkah
December 30th, 2005, 10:32 PM
3. This man managed the Lanikai Store before opening Hawaii’s first supermarket in 1948. He later brought the first McDonalds to Hawaii.
Maurice Sullivan? I believe the store is Foodland, and he might have also opened the first Dunkin Donuts in Aina Haina, as well as the first McD's in Aina Haina.



8. This man was the cannery superintendent at Dole, and was fired when the first attempt to make their own cans failed. He left for the automotive business in Kaneohe. He was still surfing at age 90.
I'm guessing it's Lex Brodie.

kimo55
December 30th, 2005, 10:34 PM
"Thank you... VERY much... for not dropping in on my wave."

Creative-1
January 2nd, 2006, 04:13 PM
Hi all,

I said I'd post the answers around Jan. 8th, but since you've guessed many of them correctly (!) I thought I'd point that out.

Here are a few clues to the ones no one has gotten yet.

Quiz: How Well do you know Windward Oahu?
1. Which Windward restaurant is named for a Las Vegas Hotel?

Flamingo is correct. It was originally the Olympic Grill and renamed after a trip to Las Vegas.


2. What was the first school on the windward side? It got its start near Kaneohe 150 years ago as Ahuimanu College, but it has since moved to Honolulu.

Clue: It moved to the banks of the Nuuanu Stream, Beretania and Kukui Streets and was renamed for a French king who led two crusades.


3. This man managed the Lanikai Store before opening Hawaii’s first supermarket in 1948. He later brought the first McDonalds to Hawaii.

Maurice Sullivan is correct.


4. Which chain of 9 numbered, ethnic restaurants began in Kaneohe in 1972?

Clue: Kaneohe is still there. There's one in Enchanted Lakes. The one on Uluniu in Kailua is now gone. Another is on King Street, one on Waialae, the last is in Pearl City.


5. Who lives in Harold K.L. Castle’s former mansion, Paliku? James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki has given a Kailua school its name. What is it?

Clue: The street, school and Waikiki estate are also a Harold Castle's middle name.


6. This place was originally called Moku O Lo’e and was used as a base for shepherds and local fishermen and was owned by Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The next owner built a bowling alley, a shooting gallery, and a small zoo that included a giraffe, monkeys and a baby elephant. Edwin Pauley bought it and hosted famous guests, such as: Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Red Skelton, Jackie Onassis, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. John Wayne filmed a movie there. What do we call this place today?

You correctly guessed Coconut Island. The animals in the zoo there became the basis for the Honolulu Zoo.


7. Which two companies were named for dairies that preceded them? One’s a store in Kahaluu and the other a restaurant chain.

So far, you've got half of it. Hygienic Dairy did have a store, and it's all that's left.

Here's another clue to the second half: The Lee's owned this dairy in the 1950s. A milk depot of theirs became a soda fountain, then a restaurant, and now a chain with plenny on
da mainland.


8. This man was the cannery superintendent at Dole, and was fired when the first attempt to make their own cans failed. He left for the automotive business in Kaneohe. He was still surfing at age 90.

Lex Brodie is correct. After he left Dole, he managed the Chevron station at Windward City Chopping Center.


9. This is the oldest elementary school in the Kaneohe area, built in 1925 as a high school. Name it.

Ben Parker is correct. In 1925, Henry H. Parker donated approximately 5.5 acres of land for Benjamin Parker School - a high school. Today, it is the oldest elementary school in the Kaneohe area.


10. This was established in 1968 to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It is modeled after a 950 year-old building in Uji, Japan.

Byodo In is correct. “Byodo” means the liberty in possibility


So far, you've got 7 1/2 out of ten correct. Pretty good. Couple more and we'll go investigate the best Mai Tai in Kailua!

kimo55
January 2nd, 2006, 04:16 PM
by then you will have EARNED da bess maitai in kailua!

Miulang
January 2nd, 2006, 04:50 PM
#2 is St. Louis.
#7 1/2: L&L Hawaiian BBQ
#5: Paliku is on Kualoa Ranchland...Rusti the Orangutan moved there in 2003. The answer to the other part of this question is Kapunahala.

Miulang

alohacandy
January 2nd, 2006, 08:59 PM
Aloha....I'm new to the threads ...seem like a fun group of people. :-)


that was more of a - how well do you know windward businesses (and Kaneohe) - quiz.


what does Kailua have in common with one of Hawaii's most popular 70's bands?
( a bit of a trick question; it has two answers...)

Olomana is the only band I can think of with a Kailua connection off hand.

How long was that street clogged up with that frikken sewer repair and what da name o da street?
(hoooboy... I'll never get dis quiz done:
....and... WHAT does it have in common with "the aloha shirt"?)

Kalaheo Ave....not sure how long or what it has in common with the Aloha Shirt.

what shop in kailua has something in common with Sunset Blvd. L.A.? and why?

Ummm....Lanikai Juice was on the Oprah Show....does that count? LOL


Who/what owns most of Kailua business area? the land and buildings.

Kaneohe Ranch.

what was Daiei long time ago?

Holiday Mart (I think)


Airplane: Does it take off... from windward side? details![/QUOTE]

P-3s take off from the base at Kaneohe. Used to be over at Barbers Point.

kimo55
January 2nd, 2006, 09:04 PM
a.c., you zoomin! good show.
keep goin!

alohacandy
January 2nd, 2006, 10:01 PM
a.c., you zoomin! good show.
keep goin!

:D
Was also trying to think of the ethnic restaurant chain and thought of Genki Sushi but I don't think it has 9 restaurants.

Creative-1
January 3rd, 2006, 12:17 AM
Miulang has gotten #2 and 7 1/2 correct.

The first school on the windward side was Saint Louis School, which began in 1846 as Ahuimanu College. It moved to Beretania and Kukui and Nuuanu Stream and was renamed in honor of King Louis IX of France in 1881.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ began in 1952 as L&L Dairy, the third largest on Oahu at the time. The L's were Bob Lee Sr and Jr.

But #5 is incorrect. Paliku was the name of Harold K.L. Castle's home. (Maybe there are other Paliku's - means vertical cliffs).

Another clue: Ask the ocean waves for help.


On the second quiz - Famous Amos's first chocolate chip store was on the Sunset Strip. His latest is on Kailua road.

Holiday Mart was there before Daiei. It's original name is interesting: Shufu no mise Daiei Osaka Honten which roughly means "prosperous main store in Osaka for housewives."

Bob Sigall

lurkah
January 3rd, 2006, 06:31 AM
5. Who lives in Harold K.L. Castle’s former mansion, Paliku?
Bishop of Honolulu, Msgr. Clarence Silva?

James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki has given a Kailua school its name. What is it?
Kainalu Elementary?

Creative-1
January 3rd, 2006, 02:55 PM
Very good, Lurkah.

5. The former estate of Harold Kainalu Long Castle was bought by the Catholic church and the local Bishop (Clarence Silva) lives in it today.

James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki was called Kainalu. Harold Castle donated the land for the school and it and the street carries his middle name.

Congratulations everyone! You got them all.

Let me know if you enjoyed this and want me to post part 2.

Now...who makes da bes' maitai in Kailua???

Bob Sigall

kimo55
January 3rd, 2006, 03:04 PM
now, dass da one you gotta search out yourself!

Moto
January 4th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Very good, Lurkah.

5. The former estate of Harold Kainalu Long Castle was bought by the Catholic church and the local Bishop (Clarence Silva) lives in it today.

James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki was called Kainalu. Harold Castle donated the land for the school and it and the street carries his middle name.

Congratulations everyone! You got them all.

Let me know if you enjoyed this and want me to post part 2.

Now...who makes da bes' maitai in Kailua???

Bob Sigall

I must be slow, but did someone get the answer to number 4? I was thinking that, that would be Kim Chee Restaurant. If someone already got that answer, neva mind....

lurkah
January 4th, 2006, 05:27 AM
I must be slow, but did someone get the answer to number 4? I was thinking that, that would be Kim Chee Restaurant. If someone already got that answer, neva mind....

No, Moto, you're not slow. Nobody answered that one yet. I also thought that Kim Chee restaurants might be the answer but I wasn't sure if there were 9 of them now, which I sure wouldn't mind checking out for myself one day. :p

So Bob, please let us know if Moto's answer is correct so that you can continue on with posting part 2. :D

Leo Lakio
January 4th, 2006, 06:17 AM
My Alpha Female from Kane`ohe really enjoyed this thread (I had to print it out and take it home for her.) She can't recall the name, but thinks #4 is a Korean BBQ chain. She was able to answer #s 6, 9 & 10 without much effort (even I got #10.)

As for Kimo55's questions, she's still working on 'em --- she has "partial" answers for some (like, "I think it begins with a 'u'..." for the heiau and the sewer repair ones); others include:

Kailua = two seas; Kane`ohe = bamboo man
Magnum P.I.: filming at a home in Waimanalo, near Shriners Estate; and at either Kualoa Ranch (or Bellows - my ignorant guess)
Prominent church: I guessed LDS in La`ie; she thinks it's Nichiren folks on Kamehameha Hwy
Market near Kailua Beach: Kalapawai
Daiei long time ago: Gem's

And when she heard Tutusue's "Enchanted Lakes/Keolu Hills side," it made her think of Dairy Queen.

Did we get any right?

kimo55
January 4th, 2006, 09:36 AM
(like, "I think it begins with a 'u'..." for the heiau

yep....

Kailua = two seas; Kane`ohe = bamboo man

uh hmmm...

Magnum P.I.: filming at a home in Waimanalo, near Shriners Estate; and at either Kualoa Ranch (or Bellows - my ignorant guess)
one more major one...

Prominent church: I guessed LDS in La`ie; she thinks it's Nichiren folks on Kamehameha Hwy

in Kailua!

Market near Kailua Beach: Kalapawai
yep.



And when she heard Tutusue's "Enchanted Lakes/Keolu Hills side," it made her think of Dairy Queen.

Sue's clue built in...

Creative-1
January 4th, 2006, 12:20 PM
Yes! #4 is Kim Chee. They opened in 1972 in Kaneohe. Three yeas later, Waialae Avenue opened, then King Street, then Kailua.

They were all numbered but several closed. Still open today is I, II, III, 7 and Enchanted Lakes (which is not numbered in the phone book).

Kaneohe literally means "bamboo man," but is often translated as "cruel husband." Legend has it the man beat his wife with bamboo.

Kailua means "two seas," but my sources aren't sure if that refers to two rivers that flow into Kailua Bay or the a small peninsula of land jutting into and creating two parts of the bay.

Kalapawai goes back to 1932. Is it any relation to Solomon Kalapawai Mahoe Jr, who died in 2004 at age 90? Solo was a windward boy.

Aloha,

Bob Sigall

kimo55
January 4th, 2006, 12:49 PM
over the years heard dat some say kaneohe means toilet.
others say, no, kailua;
water
toilet.

alohacandy
January 5th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Very good, Lurkah.

5. The former estate of Harold Kainalu Long Castle was bought by the Catholic church and the local Bishop (Clarence Silva) lives in it today.

James B. Castle’s estate in Waikiki was called Kainalu. Harold Castle donated the land for the school and it and the street carries his middle name.

Congratulations everyone! You got them all.

Let me know if you enjoyed this and want me to post part 2.

Now...who makes da bes' maitai in Kailua???

Bob Sigall

That was fun! Please post part 2!