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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-05-15 07:23 am   Permalink

BigBro, thank you for a wonderful post.

My father was 16, quit school and ran and joined the navy when the war started. I know he spent all of his time aboard a ship in the South Pacific, but he would never talk about the war or what he saw. Recently when cleaning out my parents home for sale, I found a bunch of pictures and Navy memorabilia. None of it involves grass skirts or what we would consider Tiki, however it does show a bunch of really young men, trying to have a good time in the middle of a war. I don't have the pictures as they are at my brothers house but when I get them I'll scan a few. I'm working in some of the memorabilia into my office/tiki decor. It seems to fit right in.


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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-15 08:49 am   Permalink

I hear ya Bigbro, thanks so much for your input!!! Im with you on the influence of the US navy and GIs on Tiki culture!! if it wasnt for them, we'd all be into Euro or Japan cultural stuff.
And thank you to Dale for your fathers service in the Navy!! God bless em


 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 10:41 am   Permalink















 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 10:46 am   Permalink

planning on having a WWII era South Pacific/Hawaii party with people in uniform...


















 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 10:51 am   Permalink

and you cant have a WWII era bar without the captured Japanese flags!!

Japanese meatballs and both Imperial army and Navy Rising Sun silk flags















 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 10:55 am   Permalink

a few more....












 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-05-15 11:01 am   Permalink

Pele Paul, have you ever attended The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro? The event for 2013 already happened in February, but the next one will be in February 2014.

People dress up in outfits and uniforms from WW II, listen to live big band music than duck for cover when vintage fighter planes start strafing the crowd with blanks.

Satin Dollz




Great view from Fort MacArthur.







 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 11:21 am   Permalink

LOL yes I have!! lots of fun, me and the GF and her parents all dressed up for that!!!













 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-15 11:29 am   Permalink















 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-05-15 11:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-15 11:21, Pele Paul wrote:
LOL yes I have!! lots of fun, me and the GF and her parents all dressed up for that!!!




Ya'll look sharp! I assumed you had gone. I always try to promote Fort MacArthur since it needs the help of the public to keep it running. It's a hidden part of LA that not many people are aware of. The hidden barracks, gun emplacements, Nike missile launcher and scary tunnels are worth looking for.

Enough of my non-tiki and non-Hawaiian jibber jabber on your thread!

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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-15 2:38 pm   Permalink



















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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-15 3:48 pm   Permalink

very cool Grog, thanks for sharing!!!!!

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-05-15 4:14 pm   Permalink

Great stuff, GROG! Are those all yours?

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-15 6:23 pm   Permalink

Found 'em on ebay. Downloaded the pics for this thread, didn't buy 'em.

 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-15 7:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-15 18:23, GROG wrote:
Found 'em on ebay. Downloaded the pics for this thread, didn't buy 'em.



thats the way to do it!!!!!


 
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