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Title: Mary Hamano Interview
Narrator: Mary Hamano
Interviewer: Megan Asaka
Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: May 14, 2008
Densho ID: denshovh-hmary_2-01-0020

MH: They made furniture out of scrap material, lumber, and made a lot of wood carving and made furniture, beautiful furniture. And homemade, well, my father wasn't clever, that clever, but he put together, made benches. We didn't have any chairs or tables, so we had to do the best we can to do that and gather up material. We had a teacher that was a very, she was a craft teacher. Very good in making artificial flowers, knitting, and crocheting. And then we had another, was a professional dressmaker. And she sewed and she made clothes for those that could afford to buy material and have clothes made. And then this was before the co-op came along, so we had to use our hands, we didn't have a sewing machine. Eventually, the sewing machine came along, so that was nice. But we did a lot of sewing with our hands. And we had handmade stuff.

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