U.S. Department of Agriculture

Letters: More memories of Hawaii in the days of ocean travel

Thank you for the wonderful trip back in time with the Hawaii stories in the Oct. 18 issue ["Still a Draw," by Catharine Hamm].

It was 1950 and I had a vacation coming up, and where better than Hawaii? I had borrowed $500 from my boyfriend and talked a friend into going with me. The Lurline was leaving from San Francisco that week, but that didn't hold us back; we even had a bon voyage party onboard before we left. It was a very stormy crossing, which kept the other six passengers at our table in their cabins. That meant extra attention was paid to my girlfriend...