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Interview with Josephine Nelson Todd

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Title: Interview with Josephine Nelson Todd
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Todd, Josephine Nelson
Keywords: Family Life
Natural Disasters
Portuguese - Lifestyles
Issue Date: 1999
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
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.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 2 hr
26 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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