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David Mas Masumoto

“I know of no trunk full of old heirlooms, no felt hats or army uniforms. There are no tarnished medals or gold watches. I've stopped dreaming of discovering the old shoe box filled with the history of our family, the documents and letters that recorded our family's arrival and the historical milestones as my grandfathers left their mark on a place. There is no journal or diary. I do not know if they knew how to read or write. I could easily dismiss their existence. Their lives seem empty and still, void of emotion. I cannot tell if they wear scars. I only know of my grandfathers as broken old men.”

David Mas Masumoto, Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil
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Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil by David Mas Masumoto
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