Jimmy's Highway Cafe
A common gathering place in Wailea...
Event at Jimmy's Highway Cafe about 1954. Boys on lower left include Roger Forbes, Randy Ouye, Dennis Nishiyama and Andy Silver. Adults from front left to right: Jimmy Kealoha, Richard Lyman, Manuel Pacheco, Hochi Ueda, Alexander Hossack, Mr. Morikawa, __, __, Mr. Tavares?, Magumi Yugawa, __, Mr. Fujii. Back row: Thomas "Softy" Cook, __, Paul Unoki?, __, Clarence "Red" Pacheco, Eugene Cappellas, __, __, __, __, __, __, __, Masa Sunehara. Photo from the Jack Ouye Collection courtesy of Akiko Masuda
Roger Forbes, Wailea resident from 1954 to 1959, remembers:
Jimmy's Cafe was across the street from Fujii store. I can't remember how good the food was but, Dad ate lunch there every day, commuting from Wainaku (job transfer) for a few weeks before our Wailea house was ready. Jimmy's was the scene of a banquet (attended by then County Chairman Jimmy Kealoha) for us boy scouts for completing training for a merit badge requirement. I am in the picture next to Andy Silver and Dennis NIshiyama. Jimmy's had a wall phone on a party line. We (Walter Silver, son Andy and I) were on our way back to Hilo and stopped there to eat. Walter went to the phone a couple of times asking if the people talking on the phone could wind up their conversation so that he could place his call.