Here's a great "back to school" image. Ruth Shafer took this picture of Mitsuo and Masao Takasumi in Odell circa 1920. I think they were students in her classroom at the Odell School.
I suspect their pails are re-purposed lard cans.
A treasure of a photo.
Any idea where Ruth was located 22 years later?
L.E. on 7th September 2016 @ 7:54am
Hood River and environs is a better place as a result of their work ethics in particular and other cultural characteristics of the Japanese people over the decades.
Buzz on 7th September 2016 @ 8:04am
Good old lard pails had numerous uses over the years. In this instance, they made superior lunch pails. (NOTE: Lard makes better pie crust than Crisco)
Mits was the older of the two. His wife was Misako. Their parents were Tokuzo and Chiyo. Mas had a degree in auto mechanics and in agriculture, which he put to good use on the ranch here in the valley.
A good class mate of mine was Norman Takasumi, who was the son of Mits.
How very "spiffy" these two little fellows were sent off to school. There was a mother who only wished her sons to be seen in their best.
Adorable smiles on both. I get the impression that they enjoyed school.
Charlott on 7th September 2016 @ 9:22pm
I was high school and college friends with Bill and Dick Takasumi, sons of Mas Takasumi.
Jeffrey Bryant on 8th September 2016 @ 3:01am
Mits was such a sweet man. And Misako a very gracious lady. I have many fond memories of them.
Kathie Alley on 12th September 2016 @ 1:30pm