Written by Frances Shiori Mondo (Howard Toki Sr.'s sister) with help from her daughter Darlene and Rocky and testaments from Taga and Kamezo Toki (Frances and Howard's parents), this memoir will answer questions you may have about our family history as well as make you think of new ones. It will also bring you to tears. Handwritten by Frances, I am slowly making progress in typing it out for you all to read. Click here to read what I have and come back for more!
Thank you so much for responding so quickly to the questionnaire email sent through facebook! Keep 'um coming! I've posted them in the forums and will be working on inputting birthdays into the calendar and family trees! I'd like to ask ALL of you to respond to the questionnaires on the forums and comment on each other's forum topics. Encourage communication, guys! That's what this site is all about! :)
Who is the glue in our family? Is it you? Is it someone you're close to? Is it someone no longer with us?
We all have busy lives. We go from day to day, smiling, laughing, struggling... But have you thought about your loved ones recently? Who's birthday is coming up? How much neices and nephews do you have? Wow, she's in high school, already? Time flies...
Let's make this website/newsletter something we can all contribute to with the main objective of SHARING OUR LIVES with one another. We're family after all. We come from the same name...
Toki means "time, time of opportunity, AT THIS MOMENT." Let's use this newsletter as an opportunity for a time of togetherness to create moments and memories that will last forever. We have just one life. Let's make the most of it. :)
Here's some helpful hints and links:
*** http://www.tokifamilytimes.webs.com/ is OUR NAME!
Remember the website name!
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/auth/signup BE A MEMBER!
You should have recieved a member invite through email. Update your profile by clicking on the "Edit Profile" link on the top, right of this webpage.
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/photos/ PHOTOS!
Add family photos by clicking on this link or click on the "Photos" link on the left side of this page.
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/forums/ DISCUSSIONS!
Here's where we can share stories, memories, and maybe plan a family reunion, perhaps??? *wink wink*
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/blog/ BLOG!
A blog is like an online journal. This is where interesting family stories and research are published after it's been discussed. Let Andrea know if you'd like to input a story here.
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/calendar/ CALENDAR!
Wanna know who's birthday or anniversary is coming up? Click to find out. Let Andrea know more dates to add, please!
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/recipes.htm RECIPES!
We all know that food = family and family = food. If we can't get together in the real world every weekend like we'd like, why not share the food we would have cooked? Anyone remember any of Gramma PeeWee's recipes???
*** http://tokifamilytimes.webs.com/apps/links/ LINKS!
See who in our family has a facebook, myspace, twitter, homepage, etc.!