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Title: Rae Takekawa Interview
Narrator: Rae Takekawa
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Date: May 8, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-trae-01-0020

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AI: Well, you didn't have any school. Is that right?

RT: Oh, no. This was in the summer, actually, because we were evacuated in May, toward the end of May, so there was no school activity at all.

AI: What did you do all day?

RT: Fool around, I guess. That was the thing. It was... they tried to organize, I believe. Now, my mother got involved with the recreation department. They organized the community and this included other outlying communities. For instance, Hood River, and I think... I'm not sure about Portland, but there were several of these rural-like communities that were all evacuated to Pinedale and very soon they organized activities and they organized departments. I don't, I think they just took it upon themselves, the older people, to organize into groups so that they could have some organized activities, particularly for the young people. So like the recreation department, they would try and have, I think they set up so you could have teams playing ball again, and that kind of thing. But what did we do all day? I don't know. I sorta have blanked out in my mind what did we do all day. I think we, we just sort of hung out with whoever we wanted to.

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