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Title: Fumiko M. Noji Interview
Narrator: Fumiko M. Noji
Interviewer: Dee Goto
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Date: April 22, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-nfumiko-01-0001

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DG: So let's get started and talk about who we are and today's date and things. So today is April 22, 1998 and we're here with Fumi Noji, Fumi Maekawa Noji, and I'm Dee Goto and we're going to start, talking about your life and a little, and in general we, one of the reasons that you've been selected is because you lost your citizenship when you married your husband and then we want to know about raising your kids and going to camp with them and things. So how many children do you have?

FN: Three.

DG: And how many grandchildren?

FN: Six. Grandchildren, I have six.

DG: Uh-huh.

FN: No five, I, I'm sorry, I have five.

DG: Five, one's a great-grandchild.

FN: Yeah.

DG: Oh, you have two great-grandchildren.

FN: No I have. Now, now you got me mixed up.

DG: So.

FN: Well, Rick is the only boy in the family. And Arlene has two girls, and Betty has two girls.

DG: That's it, and then, and then, you have two great-grandchildren.

FN: Two great-grandchildren.

DG: Your, when were you born?

FN: 1909.

DG: 1909. And where, where was that?

FN: I was born in Bellingham, Washington.

DG: What was the name of the place, the community?

FN: What was that?

DG: What was the community? In, it was outside of Bellingham you said.

FN: No, it was right in Bellingham.

DG: In Bellingham that you were born, oh, but then you lived?

FN: Well that, that, actually we lived in Bellingham for about five, five or six years.

DG: Okay.

FN: After I was born.

DG: Uh-huh.

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