Arts, Entertainment and an Impossible Mission

Monday, February 6, 2023 By: Donn Irwin
The other day I heard an olde Beatle’s tune - Hello Goodbye. Almost everyone knows this song and the tune that goes with it. Here are a few lines:
(Hello goodbye) I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
(Hello goodbye hello goodbye) Hello hello
As I was wondering how to start out this missive with a different twist (so as to keep the readers’ interest) it came to me that in the Hawaiian language hello and goodbye are the same word. Our current President, Jason Whalen Esq. (PJW moving forward) is an avid promoter of things Hawaiian and so therefore and to wit I am proposing that Ole tune up his uke and do a rendition of Hello Goodbye in modified Hawaiian for the good of the order.
Ole, here is what the above might look like:
(Aloha aloha) I don’t know why you say aloha, I say aloha
(Aloha aloha aloha aloha aloha) Aloha aloha
Can’t wait to hear that one.


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Youth Wants to Know

Sunday, January 29, 2023 By: John W. Magnuson
Youth Wants to Know

The Lakewood Key for

January 27, 2023

I keep our 1948 Ford F-1 pickup hot rod in a secure garage. It stays nice and dry; all shiny under a protective cover and only gets driven on sunny summer days. In the bed of the truck are boxes of records from when we lived on Interlaaken Drive. Included in those boxes of papers are some declassified documents from when I was Lakewood Rotary president more than two decades ago. They may have been sensitive at one time but now they’re just old.

I attached an example that is about as déjà vu as it gets. It is from Valentine’s Day twenty years ago. I didn’t have one from February 2nd – Groundhog Day. The only reason I even mention this entire matter is that I have been subpoenaed to ‘splain why those papers are not housed in the Rotary Club of Lakewood Archives, Library and Tattoo Parlor.

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