By Curtis Narimatsu
Shizuko “Mary” TeshimaÂ
At 102, Shizuko still sharp as tack, still runs Teshima Restaurant w/grandsonÂ Ronnie Ow [Korean/Japanese].Â Shizuko’s dear friend was Kona rancher/Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart, who loved to drink just 1 Kirin beer.
Stewart was very loving/mellow/considerate — a perfect gentleman.Â Shizuko correctly says that Norm Sakata is a monoshiri/conceited fella,Â but that Harold [Tosh Togo] was down-to-earth/loving.Â Shizuko saysÂ that Minoru Inaba was a good man & politician. Â She says that KinzaburoÂ Makino came to eat at Teshima Restaurant â€” she was shocked because heÂ didn’t look one drop japanee.Â She says that Sherwood Greenwell wasÂ super sweet, that the Paris family [Shipman] is outspoken but good-hearted. Read more