Booga-Booga 1974

A Blind Date…With Booga Booga!

A Blind Date…With Booga Booga! By Blaine Fergerstrom, 2016 In August 1976, I had just been honorably discharged after four years in the Navy and almost three years of living on the mainland. I had missed much of the “Hawaiian Renaissance” which had been going…

Reynaldo Garcia, Blaine Fergerstrom, boot camp graduates, 1972.

Boot Camp Graduation 1972

This photo was taken on boot camp graduation day, 1972, Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA. Reynaldo Garcia on the left and Blaine Fergerstrom on the right. Rey was a super-good dude from L.A. I never heard from him again. frown emoticon (Hey Rey, if…

Jody Fergerstrom

Kokua Cousin Jody and the Kids of Konawaena Elem.

Jody Fergerstrom: Shout out to airline connected friends. At Konawaena Elementary School (Facebook) where I work we are looking to ask for donations of inexpensive headsets/earbuds for kids to be able to keep to use with iPads/Chromebooks/computers in school. Itʻs on their school supply lists and many kids…

Bye Nella!

Movin’ On

This past Friday, I posted a cryptic message on Facebook saying “Momentous day. It’s a good thing. More, soon.” Of course, this created a small firestorm of demands for more information. My apologies. I had news that I wanted to shout to the hills, but…

UH West O‘ahu Choir

Here is our performance from tonight. Mahalo Karol and mahalo to my fellow choristas for making this so enjoyable. (Unfortunately, the little recorder was a bit too close to the piano! Enjoy. — Blaine The entire concert is posted on my Flickr page. You can…

Big Bad Bob Brown, front and center.

Big Bad Bob Brown

I’ve been sad and melancholy all day since hearing from his beautiful daughter, Valerie Brown, that my dear, dear friend, and larger-than-life hero Big Bad Bob Brown, Sonarman First Class, USS Pigeon, ASR-21, had since left us before I could find him and tell him…