West Seattle Shotgun

Roger Shimomura Seattle Entry #2

One evening, while Roger was driving Jan home, she told him to drop her off one block from her house. When Roger asked why, she told him that when she informed her parents that she was going out to dinner with Roger Shimomura, her father said he did not want her dating “Oriental people.” If she did, and he caught her, he said he would shoot “the Jap” with his gun like he had done in World War II. While she argued with her parents, her father got out his shotgun, loaded it, and placed it next to the front door.

As Jan got out of Roger’s car a block from her home, her last words were, “You think I’m kidding?”


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