Prairie Stories

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Leave It to Aiko

Aiko in front of large backyard garden on Winnipeg St.

Leave It to Aiko Lillian Nakamura Maguire – Mar. 21, 2023 We got TV in our family around 1953. As a five year old, it had a big impact on me and influenced a lot of my views on “normal” family life in mainstream culture. Probably somewhat distorted… exaggerated…but nonetheless, a glimpse into how non-Japanese Leave It to Aiko


A Unique Profession

Sadato self portrait of him filming himself in mirror and smiling

A Unique Profession Lillian Nakamura Maguire – Sept. 2023 “Lillian?” I inched my way to the teacher’s desk for the interview in front of the class about my family. “So, what kind of work does your father do?” What business was it of my grade 5 teacher or the Regina School Board? My classmates’ parents A Unique Profession


Adopted Prairie Home

Adopted Prairie Home Lillian Nakamura Maguire – Sept. 2023 In 1978, my husband, son and I were living in North Delta, B.C. My oldest brother was living nearby in Vancouver. We all gathered at our place with my parents who were visiting us from Regina. They were barely settled, when my Dad took a sip Adopted Prairie Home