Golfing, never heard of Pearl Harbor – Jerry Nakata (OH0004)
I was on the golf course at Wing Point, playing with Mo and the two Okazaki boys. It was a private club. It was nine holes, sand greens. We got to know the pro real well, he treated us — being a private club, we weren’t members — but he let us play. There was one, seventh tee, the tee box was near the road.
My cousin Mas Omoto came by and says, “Hey, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor,” and the first thing we asked was, “Where’s Pearl Harbor?” We never heard of Pearl Harbor. We finished the round and we came home, and everybody was listening to the radio. That was, that was an odd feeling, being Japanese. But the next morning, I went to work with my brothers and the customers came in and sympathized with us. I thought that was, that was special. But that’s Bainbridge. Bainbridge is very unique.