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Interview with Ronald Square Goya
|Title:||Interview with Ronald Square Goya|
South Hilo (district)
World War II
|Series/Report no.:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I|
|Description:||A Hilo native remembers his parents and growing up in Shinmachi. He recalls his family's service station/grocery store. His arranged marriage and long-distance engagement are also discussed. Includes effects of World War II on the Big Island: martial law, rationing, blackouts, and military presence. Describes fountain business and loco moco and volcano sundae specialties. The 1946 and 1960 tsunamis are remembered, including eye-witness accounts, damages, and long-term impact. Interviewed with May Goya.|
service station owner, storekeeper, fountain owner; Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||3 hr, 35 min|
|Appears in Collections:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i|
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