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Cul-de-sac forgotten by time nurtures lasting friendships

  • COURTESY MELODY ULEP

    Francis Nishioka celebrated his birthday Sunday with his closest friends: his neighbors in a Kailua cul-de-sac.

  • COURTESY MELODY ULEP

    Francis Nishioka and Miriam and George Escher gathered at Nishioka’s 96th-birthday party Sunday. The trio, like many in their cul-desac in Kailua, are well into their 90s and think their friendships have contributed to their longevity.

It could have been the 1970s or even the 1960s. Not much has changed over the decades. Under a backyard mango tree in a quiet Windward cul-de-sac, a group of neighbors gathered for lunch on a cloudless Sunday afternoon. Read more

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