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Title: Masao Watanabe Interview
Narrator: Masao Watanabe
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: June 19, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-wmasao-01-0016

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TI: And your family had another hardship. You mentioned earlier your mother was ill, and I believe earlier you mentioned that I think she had a stroke? Is that...?

MW: Yeah.

TI: And so how was the medical care for her at Puyallup?

MW: I don't know if there was any care for her. I think the family pretty well took care of... well, she was an invalid in some ways, and luckily, for me, I had a older sister that took care of her. But it's hard to try to imagine how hard it was for my mother. And it's... I recall she had a rough time, but I think she was sick enough where she wasn't that sure of where she was or... it was a very rough time.

TI: And we haven't talked much about your younger brother and sister. How, what were their reactions?

MW: Well, I guess my first response would be they were young enough not to feel as sensitive as we did, and... I don't know. It's hard to interpret what they might have been thinking, 'cause they were just staying with the family and that was it.

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