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What job did mama take? What did papa do after they settled into Cabrillo homes in...

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bethito | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM via web

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What job did mama take? What did papa do after they settled into Cabrillo homes in Farewell To Manzanar?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM (Answer #1)

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This question is referring to what happens after the Wakatsuki family leaves the internment camp and comes back to the Los Angeles area.  They get a place to stay in a houising project in Long Beach, Cabrillo Homes.

Pretty much everything the family had stored and such had been stolen.  Most importantly, Papa's fishing boat was gone.  So now he had no work.  He tried to get a Japanese housing cooperative going, but he really didn't have a job.  That meant that Mama had to go and take a cannery job like the one she used to have before the war.

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kylesemrau | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 17, 2011 at 5:32 AM (Answer #2)

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She took a job at the cannery before she went to the camp and the job she got at the camp was a dietician.

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