Sometimes our Family Photos and Stories are The Only Things We Can Pass On to Future Generations
This photo features the Yamamoto family, my great-grandparents, grandmother (center), and her siblings. It was taken in 1925 in Rosemead, California.
My great grandparents came to America from Hiroshima, Japan. For a time, the American dream was theirs. They started a family and share-cropped a farm, growing flowers which they sold at the market in downtown Los Angeles every weekend. But when the War broke out, the family lost everything and were sent to the Gila River Internment Camp in Arizona for the duration.
After WWII, they relocated to Chicago. My family still lives in the three-flat my grandparents bought in 1953. Luckily for us, photos and their stories were part of what they could take with them. ~shared by @musashimixinq