Title:Letter from George Ohno to [Afton] Nance, 1946 Feb 25
Subject:"Nance, Afton Dill "
Japanese Americans-- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Description:Handwritten letter from George Ohno to [Afton] Nance, 1946 Feb 25.
Lindsay, Calif. Feb. 25, 1946 Dear Mrs. Nance, Greetings from Lindsay. Sorry for not writing so long. As you know, I’m not much of a letter writer. Especially to my teacher, it’s pretty hard. Well anyway, I hope this letter finds you in your best of health. I’m fine. I left Chicago on the 24th of Oct. And after reaching L.A., I stayed at my cousins place in Long Beach for 5 days. Boy, but it sure is good to be back in good ole Cal. After reaching L.A. & looking around for awhile, I notice that there weren’t much discrimination toward us. I was worried about it for awhile. Up here in Lindsay, there’s a few stores that don’t serve Japanese yet. And you see few cars with “no Japs wanted in Cal” stickers on their windows. But I don’t pay attention to them. I guess that’s best way to avoid trouble. It’s no use asking for trouble. I guess you’ll agree with me there! I hope. Well, during Christmas vacation, I mean holiday, I was down there in L.A. I’ll explain this more clearly. It was like this. On the 22nd of December, my sister and her 2 kids & myself went down to see my folks. But we knew that it was no use for us to go L.A. where our folks were because of the housing shortage so we went to our cousins in Long Beach. (Aiko Nakanos’). Next morning we got up early & when to see our folks & there we found out that our father passed away a few hours before. Honestly, that was the most shocking news I ever received in my whole life. For awhile I thought the whole world was going to cave in. You see, I hadn’t seen my dad ever since I left for Chicago, last February. Even then, I didn’t really say good-bye to him because he was pretty weak. You see, for the passed 2 years, he couldn’t walk or speak, nor eat by himself. My mothers had to do everything for him. So, in another words I sneaked away to Chicago. Well, anyway last Christmas wasn’t much of a holiday to us. Some time in the first of April, we’re going to have a service for him. Well, enough of that. I think about next month I’ll be heading back to L.A. where my folks are. By the way, when you have time, well you be looking for a good job for me? Any kind of job is OK. Heard it’s pretty hard to find jobs in L.A. So I thought I’d ask you to be on a look out for any kind of a job that you think I’d be interested in. That’s when you have time. As I said before, I guess I’d be hunting for job in L.A. in the very near future. I’m also on a look out for a car. Trying to save enough money to by a car when I get a good chance. Of course, that’s if I save enough money? I just can’t get along without a car. Today, I got a letter from Sadie Hatashita. Maybe you know already, but anyway, they’re in Pasadena now. Her address is 645 ½ Winona Ave, Pasadena 3, Cal. I just thought I’d give you her address just in case you to Pasadena. She’s getting along fine. Rits is doing domestic work. Well, I guess I’ll close now, since I’m running out of words. Thanks for everything & hoping to see you soon. Sincerely, Geo. Ohno P.S. I never read my letters over, so excuse all errors. Every time I read my letters over, I find so many mistakes that I always have to destroy the letter. So now, just to save paper, I don’t read my letters over.
Publisher:Japanese American National Museum
Date:1946 February 25
Format:1 item ( 8 p. letter ) ; sheet 20 x 13 cm.
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