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John Lo’s parents were often away from the home, so John took on the parental responsibilities when they were gone. By age 13, he cooked, cleaned and took care of his younger brothers and sisters. Older siblings were not available to help. Although often frustrated, he accepted these responsibilities. Looking back he feels he did a good job; in fact, this may have been his first step toward adulthood…
Oral History, Stockton - CA, California, Hmong American, History
Altfest, Jillian. "Lo Family: John Lo (Youth)". (2005). STOCKTONSpeaks! Hmong American Stories. Oral History 3.
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