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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-01-0014

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DG: And where did you get married?

FN: We got married in a Methodist church here in Seattle.

DG: Oh, in Seattle.

FN: Yeah. And had quite a big wedding and that was in the old Methodist Church there on Main Street. I used to remember what the Reverend's name was. I don't recall.

DG: And where did you have your reception?

FN: Oh, at King Kalow.

DG: Okay. And about how many people came?

FN: Well there, it was just packed. You know, in those days there was, you invited even people that weren't your friends. You know how business part, because my husband knew a lot of people. So there was a lot of, I couldn't say how many it was. But there was plenty.

DG: Like 400?

FN: Well I don't think that quite that many.

DG: 300, 300?

FN: No, no...

DG: So did you have a honeymoon?

FN: [Laughs] That was, we were married in March the 17th and that being the busiest time for the greenhouse people because he was growing lilies. So you know, we just. I think we went, went to Tacoma. [Laughs] And that was it. So...

DG: And so what did you do, just come home and go to work?

FN: No I did, I didn't really work at first at all. And after all I moved in with a family that they had a great grandma. Great grandma, grandma, father and sister. So I moved in a family of four. Boy, I tell you. [Laughs]

DG: So that was, well, of course you came from a large family yourself.

FN: Yeah, I came, I came from large family so it, it wasn't a problem, but learning to cook and things. Because I wasn't too much of a cook yet, you know.

DG: Oh, were you. So is that what you did.

FN: I, I really cooked for the family. But I didn't do the greenhouse work for quite a, because mother was still, his mother was quite active yet. And so she more or less went down to the greenhouse to work, but I, but I didn't.

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