Working as a night clerk at family's Spokane, Washington, hotel, throwing out the drunk residents

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That's where I used to walk to high school, and I recall throwing out those that were a little inebriated. I had to quiet them down, if they didn't quiet down I threw them out. So my mother would wake up the next morning and look at the records and see how much money was taken in during the night, which I was night clerk at times. And she would ask, “What happened to this gentleman?” I says, “Oh, I threw him out because he was drunk.” And Mama would say, “He was probably our best customer. He always came in from the woods, stayed at hotel, never caused any problems.” But anyway, they fired me after that. [Laughs] I think they got a night clerk.

Date: March 15 & 16, 2006
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Megan Asaka
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.


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