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Interview with Josephine Nelson Todd

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Title:Interview with Josephine Nelson Todd
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Todd, Josephine Nelson (interviewee)
Keywords:Family Life
Natural Disasters
Portuguese - Lifestyles
Date Issued:1999
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Source:29-42-1-99, 29-43-1-99
Description:A woman of Portuguese and Danish ancestry remembers her parents and home in Villa Franca, a neighborhood in Hilo. She recalls daily life--chores, meals, games, church. She attended St. Joseph's School and reminisces about meeting Queen Liliuokalani there. A Normal School graduate, she describes the then-new Keaukaha School and her students. She describes the destruction of her oceanfront home in both the 1946 and 1960 tsunamis.
teacher; Danish-Portuguese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr
26 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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