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Title: Norman I. Hirose Interview
Narrator: Norman I. Hirose
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Emeryville, California
Date: July 31, 2008
Densho ID: denshovh-hnorman-01-0017

NH: Again, we made bunkbeds, so we had, we were sleeping in bunks. How was that? My mother and father didn't sleep in bunks, they slept downstairs, and then my sisters were on the one side of the room, farthest away from the entry, and then, then there was sort of like, my mother made a curtain so that the bedroom was over here, and then this front part of the, front part of the room was, there was a big stove in one side, a big coal-burning stove with a potbellied stove, cast iron one. I don't know where they got them, I don't know who made them or why, but then I've seen them. Hundreds of them were all around, 'cause every apartment had one.

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