Yesterday, I received an amazing e-mail from a complete stranger. A woman named Dee contacted me to let me know that she had a clipping of an LA Times article from April 2, 1967 that mentioned my grandpa, Ernest Fukuda. He’s the one wearing the bow-tie in the photo above. (He wore bow-ties a lot and always left the house with a hat. How dapper!)
Dee wrote that her mother had saved articles that she found interesting and that she recently discovered this clipping among her mother’s things. After reading this story about a ballot measure that my grandfather helped petition for, Dee was curious to learn of the outcome. She did a search and found my post about my grandpa about how he helped the amendment to pass so that Japanese-American Los Angeles DWP employees who were removed from their jobs during the WW2 internment would receive years of continuous service toward their retirement plan.
I’m very grateful that Dee was so kind to scan in the article and send it to me. Thank you, Dee for sharing this meaningful piece of history with my family. We will treasure it!