Enjoying gardening work

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It’s great. It’s a great life and I’ve been gardening for…geez…before the war and after I got out of the Air Force. I’ve been doing it ever since. And I enjoy it. I enjoy working with my hands. My brother’s an architect. My brother told my dad, “Let Lou do gardening because he loves to work with his hands.” So that’s what my dad did. So then he sent my brother to USC, become an architect.

That’s…I would say that’s a whole life story of myself. I really enjoyed talking with you. I’m sure other people have almost similar stories. If you talk to the old gardeners, the Nisei gardeners, their stories would be similar to what I told you about gardening. Life is just too short to not enjoy what you’re doing.

Date: December 1, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Daniel Lee
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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