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IONTW – November 27, 2016

A Knit Skeleton!

And, if one is going to collect books, miniature is probably the way to go. Think of how many you could have without it taking over your whole house! 134 more words


IONTW – November 6, 2016

sunflowers over the summer, dropped seeds

now some rain and sun, getting some sprouts… November in Northern California.

November is not only Drum Month, but… 86 more words


Turning Point


I studied my face in the mirror. I asked myself: Why?

I looked around the room, at the wallpaper green and faded; at the floors, sheet linoleum, gray, chipped at the edges; at the Murphy bed gone into the wall; at the table, shiny with varnish, scratched all over, moved to where the bed was last night. 1,071 more words

Japanese American


This next passage is about my uncle and aunt’s pet dog whom we all loved before the War.   

Poochie was an intelligent dog.  She learned to sit, shake hands, bow, stand, speak, stay, and fetch.  996 more words

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The Reason Why a Japanese American Who Went back to Japan before the War Didn't Return Til After the War

I haven’t written in this blog for a long time. Work started again and as usual I’m swamped. Anyway, I’m just writing about a story that I overheard my aunt tell me about someone she had known or had heard about after the war . 176 more words