AINA HAINA HOMESTEAD

(1950-2003)

of ALFRED & MARY CHANG AND THEIR 5 CHILDREN

 

We boys used to climb this pole sign at the corner of our front lawn

 

 

 

 

     5254 Kimokeo Street was the residence of the Chang family from 1950 to 2003 when the property was finally sold after the passing of Al & Mary Chang.  For over a half century this corner of Kimokeo and Lawelawe within the small suburban valley of Honolulu was 'home' for them and their 5 children and later some grandchildren.  Japo, mother of Mary, also spent years living with the family. This humble house and lot, part of a development by the Veteran Administration to provide affordable housing for the generation of veterans of World War II, was purchased by Alfred at 28 years of age for $14,000.  Pop worked hard to raise this big family, working two jobs, as federal government accountant and part-time men's clothing store manager in downtown Honolulu.  After 30 years his mortgage  was finally paid off, enabling the siblings to sell the property for $605,000 in 2003. Such a gift between generations is well appreciated by its beneficiaries and enables the 5 children to afford the same generosity to the generation that follows them. "Thank you Dad and Mom" and we appreciate all that you have done for us in life.

 

 

 

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