Also see the photos: The Air Raid Warden and The Lima St. House
WGI: You were an air raid warden at one time? WOI: You mother was an air raid warden. WGI: Oh! WOI: Yeah. I wasn't an air raid warden. I was too busy in the harbor. But she was an air raid warden for about 4 blocks. WGI: This was around your original home in... WOI: This was around the original home on Lima [pronounced "lime-ay" -WGI] road in Waikiki. [They had moved to Lime St. after living on Dow St. in Nuuanu Valley for about 6 months. They were on Dow St. during the attack - WGI] We had a bomb shelter across the road by a school house. We were across the road from a school house - they'd built a bomb shelter there. She was the air raid warden for 5 or 6 blocks. She'd have to go by and make sure the blackout was [enforced, that] no lights were showing and so on. I was working in Pearl Harbor about 12 or 14 hours a day.Copyright © 1996 by William G. Innanen. All rights reserved.