Oral history Interview with Misa Kashiwagi
Issei female, was born on June 30, 1897. She was a Yobiyose (""one who is called"") at age twenty, having been called to America by her parents who were already here several years. She married in 1918 in the Sacramento area where she and her husband farmed for thirty-three years prior to WWII. In 1942 when Misa was forty-five, the family was evacuated to Arboga, California, Tule Lake, California, then to Minidoka, Idaho. The family was never paid for the house they sold prior to internment and they lost their entire grape and strawberry crops. Her son, Bill, was in the U.S. army prior to WWII. Four other sons joined the army during internment. The Kashiwagiï¿½s resettled on Sacramento farmlands after camp. Misa cooked for hired hands, provided childcare, and did household chores. While she worked hard in American she admits she is better off here than if she stayed in Japan.
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