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Rearview Mirror: Waitress served up memories with Elvis, LBJ and more

  • COURTESY DAVID YAMADA
                                Gov. John Burns and wife Beatrice, at Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin after President Lyndon B. Johnson autographed Maria Yamada’s forehead.

    COURTESY DAVID YAMADA

    Gov. John Burns and wife Beatrice, at Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin after President Lyndon B. Johnson autographed Maria Yamada’s forehead.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Maria Yamada, worked at Fisherman’s Wharf for 54 years.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009

    Maria Yamada, worked at Fisherman’s Wharf for 54 years.

  • COURTESY DAVID YAMADA
                                Maria Yamada was a waitress at Fisherman’s Wharf for 54 years. She served Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Kennedy.

    COURTESY DAVID YAMADA

    Maria Yamada was a waitress at Fisherman’s Wharf for 54 years. She served Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Kennedy.

Imentioned recently that a few Fisherman’s Wharf waitresses were World War II Italian war brides. I heard from David Yamada, the now-retired Hono­lulu Advertiser director of photography. His mother, Maria, was one of the Italian war brides, he told me. She worked there for 54 years! Read more

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