The Companies We Keep 2
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PUBLISHED 10-13-17.

Here's what people are saying about
The Companies We Keep:

“If you like to read this column, let me suggest a book you might enjoy: The Companies We Keep, by Bob Sigall. It’s loaded with oddball information about Our Honolulu.” —Bob Krauss,
Honolulu Advertiser

“One of the most fascinating Hawaii books in a long time.”
—Perry & Price, KSSK radio

The Companies We Keep is a fascinating book that, if not on your bookshelf, should be. It’s a kamaaina-must-have.” —MidWeek

“An enlightening and entertaining book, with thousands
of intriguing tidbits.”
Hawaii magazine.

“People in Hawaii will find it a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
It’s a Kamaaina trivia lovers delight.” —Honolulu Star-Bulletin

“History and nostalgia that is thoroughly engaging.”
Spirit of Aloha magazine.

The Companies We Keep is a perfect gift for longtime Hawaii residents or someone who has moved to the mainland.”
Hawaii Reporter

Here are some of the amazing stories in Book 2

The follow up to Bob Sigall’s #1 bestselling book, contains more amazing stories about Hawaii people, places and companies.

Here’s a look at some of the stories you’ll find in it:

What Imelda Marcos thought of Frank De Lima’s impression of her?

One night, Jim Nabors brought Doris Duke and Imelda Marcos to see De Lima’s show at the Noodle Shop. She went backstage to talk with him afterwards. What did she think of the show? She was amazed, she said, at how much he looked like her!

Joe Moore’s success and longevity secret

The KHON newscaster has been anchor for an amazing 27 years now. He sat down with the author to talk about his career, his connection to Aiea high school and his son, Bryce. And now that he’s at the tail end of his career, he told us what he thinks is the secret to his longevity and success.

Who Duke Kahanamoku was named for

Few know that Duke Kahanamoku and his father were named for a visiting dignitary who came to Hawaii in 1869.

How Shirley Temple met her future husband in Hawaii.

Charles Black didn’t know who Shirley Temple was when he met her at a party in Hawaii. That was part of his appeal to her and she was in love at first sight, she said. They were married 53 years.

Who was Hawaii’s first visitor from Japan?

In 1844, five young fishermen were shipwrecked off Japan in a storm. An American whaling ship brought them to Hawaii. One, “John” Manjiro, ended up advising and translating when Commodore Perry arrived in Japan, and was made a samurai for his service.

Four major sports have ties to Hawaii residents

Captain Cook found Hawaiians surfing when he arrived here, but can you guess the other three major sports that were created or influenced by people who lived in Hawaii?

Don Ho and Kui Lee

Kui Lee wrote many of Don Ho’s hits. Who was Kui Lee referring to when he wrote I’ll Remember You? What did Don Ho say he’d name the White House when he was elected the first Hawaiian U.S. President?

Whose idea was Magic Island?

In 1955, one man suggested two large islands be built in addition to the peninsula he called Magic Island. He wanted to build waterways, bridges and six hotels on them. Who was this Hawaii visionary?

Other stories you’ll find in this fascinating book:

• Which other names were considered for Aloha Stadium?
• How Elvis Presley helped build the Arizona Memorial.
• When Babe Ruth played baseball in Hilo.
• The plan to extend the Ala Wai Canal to Pearl Harbor.
• How an Aiea girl became the Divine Miss M.
• A replica of Iolani Palace was built out of snow at the Sapporo Snow Festival in 1982.
• Which U.S. President visited Papakolea?
• How the Polynesian Cultural Center began in Waikiki.
• Who Duke Kahanamoku was named for.
• Sports legend Jackie Robinson played semi-pro football in Hawaii in 1941 before breaking baseball’s color barrier.
• Former Mayor Neal Blaisdell once pitched for the Baltimore Orioles.
• The U.H. “Rainbow” nickname was given by reporters when a rainbow appeared during a game, soon followed by a touchdown.
• Jesus can be found surfing in the stained glass window at St. Andrews Cthedral.
• The Ala Wai Canal was originally supposed to go all the way to the ocean near the Natatorium and form a recreational lake in Kapiolani Park.

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