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Girlwerks
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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Posted: 2006-09-12 8:21 pm   Permalink

Did I say LOVE? I am absolutely blown away !!!

What an honor.. My Dad would of been so proud.

A million Mahalo's


 
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tomnglo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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From: Oxnard, California
Posted: 2008-06-24 3:17 pm   Permalink

I took my parents to the Latitude 20 in Torrance to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Ernie had a colleague who was quite heavy-set who performed a pantomime of what could have been Humpty Dumpty. He wore no shirt and a huge hat that sat on his shoulders. Painted eyes on his chest and lips about his belly button. By flexing his stomach, he made it look like he was whistling to the theme from the Bridge over River Kwai. My father laughed so hard that he ended up on the floor!

 
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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 795
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-06-24 7:16 pm   Permalink

Ernie still has his pal perform at shows. This was last years Tiki Oasis. Calls him 'The Thing' and he still gets a bit of a giggle...



Oh, and welcome to TC

CH
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VonTiki
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Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 211
From: Ventura, Ca
Posted: 2009-03-22 8:18 pm   Permalink

I was just in Tucson a couple of weeks ago, and I met Ernie. What an amazing dude!! He showed me around his desert oasis as he was preparing for his annual Luau. I picked up an awesome drum he made out of a palm stump. It has an amazing sound to it. He also gave me a tiki that he carved. He is truly an awesome guy!! I'm so glad I got to meet him while I was there.
He has a real zest for life, and loves to have fun. He's in his 80's and going strong!!
I look forward to seeing him again in Long Beach for The Tiki Beach Festival.

















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Gilligan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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From: St. Augustine, Florida
Posted: 2010-07-08 1:45 pm   Permalink

Does anyone know when Ernie's 2010 luau is happening?

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2010-07-08 2:19 pm   Permalink

Everyone should check out Digitiki's podcast with the Jeff Chenault interview with Ernie Menehune. It inspired me to perform "Back In Aloha Land" at OHANA this year. What an incredible singer/performer!

 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1635
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2010-07-09 07:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-08 13:45, Gilligan wrote:
Does anyone know when Ernie's 2010 luau is happening?



He usually has it earlier in the year. I have'nt heard anything though. Cheeky Half would know.

Ernie's the best!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2015-03-30 10:08 am   Permalink

Ernie Menehune passed away on Thursday, March 26th 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.

Here is a link to my facebook page with some unpublished photos.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/jeff.chenault.56/posts/815984495117936?pnref=story

Also look for a tribute to him in the next issue of Tiki Magazine (Spring 2015).

Cheers and mahalo Ernie! You were the best!!!


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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2015-03-30 10:18 am   Permalink

Its nice that Ernie lived long enough to see a new wave of fans for his music.


 
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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2015-03-30 3:40 pm   Permalink

such amazing pics on page 2! traveling jones introduced me to ernie at tiki oasis '08. he had met and interviewed ernie in arizona a few years earlier. ernie had some great tales about wwII and hanging with sinatra in vegas. aloha nui loa and mahalo braddah ernie!


 
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drgoat456
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Tucson
Posted: 2015-03-31 08:03 am   Permalink

Sad news. We saw Ernie at Kon Tiki around new years 2013. I've lived in Tucson for 62 years and can't remember not hearing about Ernie from my parents and then personally.
What a great life, and such a nice guy.


 
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2015-04-01 12:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:
What a great life, and such a nice guy.


Hard to ask for a better epitath.
Aloha, Ernie!


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2015-04-01 4:22 pm   Permalink

I thought I would ad a scrap book to this thread in remembrance of Ernie Menehune.

































I never had the pleasure of seeing one of his shows.

DC


 
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Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2015-04-03 07:24 am   Permalink

Thanks dustycajun!!!!!


These are wonderful!!!


 
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