A strange and happy sequence

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A strange and happy sequence

Postby Novel-T » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:48 pm

This story will be a bit long
All my growing up years my Maternal Grandfather had a Home Made chest of drawers in his workshop. When my Grandparents sold there house to move to a Condo. I brought the dresser to my house. This is when I noticed a name painted on the end. "Kokubo". The Island [Richmond,B.C.] that I grew up on,had a lot of Japanese Families,but this name was unfamiliar to me. I asked Papa were it came from. He said,"At the beginning of WW2 when the Japanese were being interned,my brother and I stored a lot of belongings of our Japanese friend in our barns.This dresser was never reclaimed.When I sold the Farm in 1948,I brought it to the new house." I brought it to my house in 1979. I asked friends from Richmond from time to time if any knew of the Kokubo's,nothing ever went anywhere.
Fast forward to last night. A cousin of mine posted a picture of an area of Richmond on Facebook. Myself and others posted comments about growing up on the Island community. One lady recognized my cousins name and asked what year he was at high school etc,etc. Then she posts "My maiden name was,,,,,,,,,,," Kokubo". We've already chatted .She told me that they have no heirlooms from before the war. I'm just thrilled at how this worked out.So is she. We have to arrange for her to get it yet. :mrgreen:

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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby draglist » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:13 am

That is really great! Can't wait to hear how the reunion goes! bp
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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby WildcatOne » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:13 pm

Wow! What an outstanding story, Boyd! You're going to fill that lady's heart with happiness! Let us know how it goes! Best, WC1
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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby pro70z28 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:11 am

Cool Deal Boyd. :idea:
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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby Wheelzman » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:47 am

Out standing Boyd. What a feel good story for all involved. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby Novel-T » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:05 pm

Well,I haven't heard back form her. Odd.

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Postby draglist » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:25 pm

That's too bad. Perhaps soon. bp
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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby Novel-T » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:30 am

UPDATE: Joanne and I have been in touch these last weeks. Susan and I delivered the Dresser to her today. It was surprisingly emotional. At first Joanne didn't seem to want to touch it. She said it is the only Family Heirloom from before WW2. Then said that after 75 years the same two families have met because of this Dresser.

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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby pro70z28 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:04 am

Pretty cool history. Glad you and Susan were finally able to get it delivered to them.
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Re: A strange and happy sequence

Postby Wheelzman » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:36 pm

That had to be super cool. :D


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