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Title: Martha Nishitani Interview
Narrator: Martha Nishitani
Interviewer: Sara Yamasaki
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: May 15, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-nmartha-01-0032

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SY: And were you also working at the florist at that time, too?

MN: Let's see. Yes. I was living there, but I wasn't doing much. I was gone most of the time. And in the meantime, my sister May came back from Minnesota. And she, she would go to the gardens and help out so I didn't feel too badly about taking off.

SY: But you'd get home, you'd go back at night?

MN: Every night I'd go back.

SY: And you'd see your mother?

MN: (Yes).

SY: I see. Boy, that sounds like a really busy time.

MN: Well, it was hard because I had to stay up 'til around 2:30, in order to get my studying done (...) I took the least number of hours that I could. [Laughs] And that's why it took me so long to get through college. But anyway, I survived. I don't know how, but I did.

SY: So how many of hours of sleep would you say you'd get?

MN: Well, not very many. I couldn't go to bed about 2:30, and then I wouldn't have to get up until around eight or nine...

SY: And then...

MN: 'Cause the shop didn't open 'til around ten.

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