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Nakayama, Lily [Sayuri] 1

English 1

Period 1

Section 1

My autobiography

1. Were [where] I was born I was born in country were they called it [Bandiney]. The time I was born it was in the five o’clock in the morning on March 22, 1929. The weight me and I was 7 pounds and the nurses said I was a big baby. My birthday is on the March 22, 1942[29]. My fathers name is Nakayama my mothers name is Iye Nakayama.

My father had a farm we grow’d flowers, vegetables. We had 2 horses one is white, and the other is brown my mother kept the house clean and she watched me all the time and I still know what I drank’t [drank] out of that is milk bottle when I was a baby and my mother was taking care of me.

I am a Buddhist and I also believe in the Buddhist because he is the only gode [God] I have. If I [tire] [try] to tell lie he wouldn’t let me a tall [at all].

My playmate is a girl her name is Mary Willson she allways played

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Lily Nakayama Autobiography, n.d.

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