Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

It is heartbreaking to watch my mother slowly and carefully move around the house. She is eighty-four, blind and physically weakened by a series of major surgeries, but she still insists on feeding and dressing herself, taking care of her personal needs, and getting around the house with her walker. ...

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Tomorrow’s Memories

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pp. 13-204

Christmas and New Year is now over and this month is beginning of the New Year of 1924, and I think this is the best time to start a diary my teacher told us about a book that she wrote about herself. And this is where I got my idea to start one for myself because, I would like to read about me—what everyday...

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Memoir

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pp. 205-225

I was born February 27, 1903, in the District of Tondo in the city of Manila, Philippine Islands. I was baptize in Tondo Catholic Church and given the name of Alejandro. My mother’s full name is Folgencia Ponce and my father is Gabino Raymundo. ...

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Filipino American History in Hawai‘i: A Young Visayan Woman’s Perspective

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pp. 227-245

Angeles Monrayo’s Tomorrow’s Memories is a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of Filipino American history in Hawai‘i, particularly because it provides a contemporary female account of their life and labor prior to World War II. ...

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Writing Angeles Monrayo into the Pages of Pinay History [Includes About the Editor and About the Contributors]

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pp. 247-280

I became familiar with the life of Angeles Monrayo Raymundo through what my colleague and friend Emily Porcincula Lawsin likes to call the “coconut wire”—our connections in the Filipina/o American community. ...