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Title: Richard Murakami Interview
Narrator: Richard Murakami
Interviewer: Dee Goto
Location: South Bend, Washington
Date: May 12, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-mrichard-01-0001

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DG: So today is May 12, 1998. How many years ago were you born?

RM.: I was born in 1914.

DG: So you're eighty-four years old. What do you think when we're getting at the turn of the century? Did you think that you would see the turn of the century?

RM: Oh yeah, I was pretty healthy.

DG: But does it surprise you that we're here?

RM: Yes. Yeah, this is something different.

DG: So we are here in your home.

RM: Uh-huh.

DG: Now, Matt Emery, who is doing the camera, and I'm Dee Goto. Well, I don't know if I said for sure who you are, Richard Murakami.

RM: Richard Murakami.

DG: Sometimes they call you Dick.

RM: Right.

DG: Anyway, Matt and I and his friend drove here. About two and a half hours, is it, from Seattle?

RM: Yeah, about that.

DG: Clear out here in the boonies.

RM: It's the boondocks, all right.

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