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Interview with May Goya
|Title:||Interview with May Goya|
South Hilo (district)
World War II
|Series/Report no.:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I|
|Description:||A woman recalls growing up in Waikiki with her parents and large family, McKinley High School activities, and work as a mother's helper/housekeeper. She talks about her arranged marriage, wedding, and new life with in-laws. 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 discussed, including eye-witness accounts, damages, and long-term impact. Interviewed with Ronald Square Goya.|
mother's helper, fountain owner; Okinawan; female
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||3 hr, 35 min|
|Geographic Coverage:||Hilo, Hawaii (island)|
|Appears in Collections:||Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i|
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