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For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more
For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more

The ladies gathered in Rose Honda's West Los Angeles home, faded mementos of their lives laid out on the teak dining table. There are photos of outings in pin curls, saddle shoes and white gloves. A 1951 United Airlines ticket from Los Angeles to Catalina Island for $4.60. An invitation, in careful cursive, for a progressive Christmas dinner of ham and candied yams listing when each course would be served at whose home. Over a lunch of somen noodle salad and blueberry cheesecake, the women giggled and reminisced. Remember baking cookies for Korean War vets — and one of them proposed? Piling into Honda's 1940 Chevy coupe, nicknamed "Clarence," for...

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