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Temple 7G - Part 2

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

>> Part 1Piano practice in Amache was a challenge and was interrupted by more than wind storms. At one afternoon session I heard tapping on the window. Three friends, Eva, Tami, and Katy peeked in. I smiled. Tic, tic, tic. They continued pecking. I glanced up. Tami began to strike the ...

Temple 7G - Part 1

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

From the trunk my mother packed in Los Angeles, I retrieved my metronome and my set of “The Scribner Radio Music Library,” each volume lovingly protected with Kraft paper by my mother.  The set, as with my piano lessons and the piano itself, were purchased on the “payment plan,” with ...

Phyla, etcetera - Part 3

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

>> Part 2 Unlike summer 's eruption, fall crept in day by day. The sagebrush clung to their dusty gray color but became more brittle. The moths, mosquitoes, and rattlers retreated. We folded and stored the mosquito nets. The jack rabbits were the only animals that I saw regularly, hopping nervously ...

Phyla, etcetera - Part 2

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

>> Part 1Outside of school we of course played games. The summer heat was a challenge so outdoor games began at dusk. “Annie, Annie, Over,” we chanted as we tossed a tennis ball over a barrack. Eva, Tami, Katy and I usually stood on one side and other friends—and we ...

Phyla, etcetera - Part 1

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

No matter where we were, even in a prison camp, schooling took precedence, that is, after food and a place to sleep.

Arcadia, No. 2 - Part 3

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

>> Part 2I thought about my father, his absence, his distancing. He was an apparition that appeared briefly and disappeared over and over from my life. Like my mother, he grew up in a small rural hamlet tacked on to the fringes of a larger city. Both ended their formal educations ...

Arcadia, No. 2 - Part 2

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

>> Part 1A temporary school was organized to make up for three months of lost time. We were scattered in small clusters across the bleachers in the grandstand. The clamor was overwhelming. Most of the time I could barely hear our teacher, Miss Nakasuji.

Arcadia, No. 2 - Part 1

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

As we settled into our bewildering lives at Santa Anita, clashing mess bells dictated our days. Clang, clang, ding, ding, bong, ka-ching—a mishmash of rhythms and tones rang out three times a day. In the evenings we surrendered ourselves to the block captain making bed-checks. The first few weeks ...

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Lily is a retired school teacher, pianist, stained glass artist, and watercolorist who now spends her time attempting to unclutter her life and to urge her garden to grow. She has written a creative memoir, 'Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence' to be published by the University of Utah Press.

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