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My Internet in 1965

1965 era World Book Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia was my “internet” back in 1965.

My parents bought the 1965 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia, presumably to help us with schoolwork as we were growing up. I took to the books with awe and fascination as I could read short articles about all kinds of wonderful things.

I especially loved reading about the space program, the human body with its transparent layers that labeled all of the internal organs, bones, etc.. There were articles about all of the Presidents of the United States as well as all of the States of the Union. The nice thing about this set is that World Book sent out a yearly update edition that brought articles up to date. Major re-writes of old articles and new entries such as computers were regularly featured in the annual yearbook.

Car of the Future in 1965

Flying cars were predicted to glide over a cushion of air.

We also had the old Childcraft books for children that came with the encyclopedia. This 12 volume set included childrens’ stories, articles on the arts, poetry, animals, holidays, the universe,  history and technology. It was in this book that I read an article about the future of the automobile: They predicted flying cars in 1965.

I’m still waiting for that to come true.

The World Book Encyclopedia was and still is a wonderful treasure trove of knowledge… all bound and on paper. The next time you are at a library spend some time going through the pages.


2019 Rewind: Kealoha Ohana Reunion

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The Kealoha Family Reunion was held on May 11, 2019 at Kukaiau Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii. The ranch is the ancestral home of Sam Kealoha (shown in the photo above, arms folded) along with this three sons, … Continue reading

Kealoha O‘hana Reunion on May 11

Time to round up all the old folks as well as the young adults, children and everyone else on my Mom’s side of the family for an upcoming reunion that is coming quicker than I would like to think.

It will be a good time to catch up with everyone and anyone who comes, take another round of new photos and hopefully pass the baton on to the next generation of Kealohas and related relatives as this o’hana moves further into the 21st century and beyond.

This reunion will be a one day affair to talk story, exchange ideas for keeping and staying in touch with each other, share genealogical information and get to know each other better…. especially the older folks getting to know who all the young ones are.

Years ago when we had a few reunions, I shot a ton of pictures at these, many of them children with their parents and grandparents, uncles and aunties, etc. Now the children are all grown up, many with their own children… and grandchildren… maybe.

So it is a good time for me, at least to pass on the legacy photo duties and digital copies to someone else. If anything, this should be interesting and fun.

Aloha. Mel

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