Her early memories before the war

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The earliest memory? Well, I was a tomboy. That I remember, out in the ranch. This is in San Diego. As I remember my father bought me a pony. He brought home a pony one time so here I rode that horse just bare backing all over the mountains, there were hills, not mountains. From morning till night, the poor horse was tired. When he comes back, he just sat down like a dog so I just rolled back. There were cornfields, there were all that. Corns. Tomatoes. All that. Just open wide fields. When you’re just little, I don’t know, we just picked up the fresh tomatoes and corn. I used to feed the corn to my horse, he was hungry. But anyways, I had fun.

Date: May 24, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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