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Why Judy Fujimoto left Hawaii

Why Judy Fujimoto left Hawaii

I lived in Hawaii for 53 years. I arrived in March 1966 on the SS Lurline, and left in September 2018. I was with a girlfriend. We came from California. I was 20 years old, and I was the queen of the Lurline for that voyage. We were prepared to stay for three months....
Why Carol Collis left Hawaii

Why Carol Collis left Hawaii

I lived on Maui for 10 years. I moved there from Laguna Hills, California, after losing my business. My husband Paul and I owned a restaurant there called Red Rock Chili Co. We created a concept and sold franchises.  After the last store closed, I was offered a job to...
Why Margo Lynn left Hawaii

Why Margo Lynn left Hawaii

Originally from upper Michigan, I moved to Hawaii in 1968. My intention was only to stay for only a year.  I loved the island lifestyle. Made lots of friends. Married in 1983. Bought a house in Hawaii Kai.  My husband, Doug, was born on Kauai and lived most of his...
Why Tom and Ycrem left Hawaii

Why Tom and Ycrem left Hawaii

The cost of life in Hawaii is just too much for us to raise a family there. We wanted to be able to provide our children with more opportunities than we could afford.  I would love to return some day, even if only to visit. My children were born in Hawaii — my son in...
Why Marly Galindo left Hawaii

Why Marly Galindo left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Wahiawā, Oahu, and lived there until I graduated from Leilehua High School in 1978. “Growing up, I never had the opportunity to visit any place outside of the state, so studying hard and attending a mainland college was a goal of mine....
Why Tailee Schrock left Hawaii

Why Tailee Schrock left Hawaii

“Hawaii was home my whole life. “My parents met at BYUH in Laie and stayed. I met my husband at BYUH, and we stayed. When I got married, I was the only one in my family left on the island. By the time my husband and I were ready to buy a house, the market had started...
Why Ashlynn Sakaria left Hawaii

Why Ashlynn Sakaria left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Oahu. I lived there all my life until this past February, when I moved to Arizona with my husband and 6-year-old daughter. We left Hawaii to get ahead in life financially. My husband had a great job working construction, making $26-$60 an...
Why Jania Hoover left Hawaii

Why Jania Hoover left Hawaii

“I moved to Hawaii when I was in fourth grade. I lived there until I graduated from Radford High School. I left Hawaii to attend college in Los Angeles and I never returned because the cost of living is too high. I love Hawaii and it will always be home. My parents...
Why Kaloku Holt left Hawaii

Why Kaloku Holt left Hawaii

“I was born and raised in Hawaii. My parents split up while I was in elementary school. Before going into high school, my mom decided to pack it up and move us all to the continent because Hawaii is just not affordable for a single mom with two growing boys. “My mom...