Social activities in Tashme

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I*: Tell me about some of the social activities in Tashme.

Tashme? Tashme, yes, I met nighttime, we used to carry our own sugar, own tea, and cup and saucer to take -- [laughs] -- and the meat. The Onos family, Kakinos family, and from Woodfibre, that's the Unos family and the Aokis and the Fukumotos. Mrs. Fukumoto taught me how to cook; most my cooking is from her, and she always... I think my brother was contact with her, and how I'm doing. She said, She's very healthy now. [Laughs]

I: And what did you do for entertainment?

Entertainment was, we had the Japanese movie with Mr. Tsuyuki, and they formed TYO, Tashme Youth Organization or something like that. And Bob was the president or something, and they had concert, and Bob, Bob Ito was there, so we had a very nice entertainment. [Laughs] Those young girls are here, too, all Kawada, they're married to a Shimada, they used to be a Hawaiian dancer or something like that. But the men itself was the younger ones there, they used to play. I don't know who made up those play. Oh yes, and we had baseball, too.

* "I" indicates an interviewer (Peter Wakayama).

Date: February 14, 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Contributed by: Sedai, the Japanese Canadian Legacy Project, Japanese Canadian Cultural Center

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