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Mr. Uyeki was a first generation immigrant from Japan who went to Hawaii after being lured by posters promising white mansions and exotic palm trees and beaches.  His first home was a Quonset  house. He labored in the sugar cane fields. He eventually became a very proud U.S. citizen. When he was in his late 80’s, he had a knee replacement surgery and refused all pain killers. The hospital staff and his physician couldn’t talk him into taking the drugs when he shouted, “Me Body, Me Boss.”

Mr Uyeki is gone now, but  I  hear his  voice, loud and clear:  Me Body, Me Boss!

Thank you, Uyeki-san.

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