July 28, 2008

On the day we arrived at Watsonville I gave a short presentation about what we do at Densho and to also describe what was going to happen over the next few days of interviewing. The photo shows me talking to the group in Kizuka Hall, a building the JACL chapter owns and operates as a community center. This is also where we will conduct the interviews.

My presentation followed a wonderful potluck dinner. And after the talk I had the opportunity to sit around and chat. It was fun to find out some Watsonville-Seattle connections. One woman was the aunt of my favorite high school teacher when I attended Franklin High School in Seattle. I also saw a display of Watsonville veterans that included a former boss whom I worked with as a college chemistry intern at Weyerhaeuser Company.