Born: 1932

Laurie Breeden Callies, Photographer

Yoshiko’s career as a waitress at Eggs ʻN Things for 34 years was one of the many things she is most proud of, along with the photograph of her that still hangs in the restaurant today. Yoshiko was born in Japan and that is where she met her husband, a “Hawaiʻi-boy.” At 19, pregnant and speaking only Japanese, she moved to Hawaiʻi to start a new life with her husband. It was he who would become “the person who had the most impact on my life.” Yoshiko has three children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild who “are all very important to me.” As she reflects on her life, Yoshiko hopes to be remembered as a person who is “honest, friendly and caring to those in her life, both personally and professionally.”

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