...and the community of South Lake Tahoe listened.
|Since last November, Mrs. Houston and I have been planning her trip to South Lake Tahoe. It was hard to believe the day had finally come and incredible to see how wonderfully she was received. The Tahoe Daily Tribune wrote a great article that can be read here.|
|We had no idea how many people would come. I guessed the closest, with the actual count being about 200 attendees from age 5 to 95. It was standing room only!|
|Having read the book Farewell to Manzanar and having toured the grounds and museum of Manzanar, hearing Mrs. Houston tell her story, to many who had not heard it, was very emotional.|
|The message that touched me the most was, "I wrote the book not to inspire guilt, but to bring understanding to others of the experience of being interned."|
|After speaking and fielding questions for 1 1/2 hours, Jeanne signed autographs, poised for photos and shared her story with others, in a more intimate way.|