Here is the YouTube from this weekends Open Campus at#YamanoBeautyCollege.
Despite a very heavy heart, today I would like to share a little history about our beloved grandmother – Mom
Mom was born on November 1, 1919 in Venice, California, living her early years, met Papa when working at a flower shop, and was married. She had our mother Diane before being forced to the Manzanar interment camp during the war. After which she moved back with her family to Los Angeles, where they moved to 1919 19th street and then to their home at 1909 Stoner Ave. That Stoner home became her permanent home where she lived there with Papa, and continued to up until Sunday, June 19th, 2016.
Mom was fortunate to live an extremely eventful and happy life over her more than 96 years – where she got married; raised 2 daughters; and then later was able to enjoy so many years together with her beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren
She lived her life full of love, laughter and caring for her family and will be remembered for her strength; her endearing smile and for always being able to keep everyone on their toes, even up to her last days.
I also have this special recent memory of Mom as I watched her putting her own makeup on Saturday, the morning before she passed. It reminded me of how strong and proud of a woman she was for which I will always hold her in a special place in my heart. She meant so much to me; helped us move to Japan and continued to visit till we were out of high school, guided me through my life; and was always there for me over the years.
Mom – I will always love you with all my heart and can’t imagine living without you. But please rest in peace ‘at home’ with Papa and although I know you will always be worried about us -Please don’t worry as we will be fine; and from your many words of wisdom rest assured that M will still continue to remind me, as you always did, – ‘Don’t talk to strangers!’.
I love you Mom!!!