CELEBRATING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF HATSUKO ``SUSIE'' KUSAKA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 194
(Extensions of Remarks - December 05, 2019)

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       CELEBRATING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF HATSUKO ``SUSIE'' KUSAKA

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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, December 5, 2019

  Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the 100th 
birthday of Hatsuko ``Susie'' Kusaka from the City of Anaheim, 
California.
  Born on November 14, 1919 in Rexburg, Idaho, Mrs. Kusaka has lived a 
rich life: raising a family, tending to crops of potatoes and 
strawberries, and caring for guests at the Disneyland Hotel.
  Susie spent most of her childhood in Southern California and Japan. 
After marrying Shuichi Kusaka, she moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where 
she and her husband ran a potato farm. During that time, their four 
children--Warren, Alice, Ted, and Naomi--were born.
  In 1953, the family moved to California, settling in Anaheim, where 
they made a living as strawberry farmers.
  In 1978, at age 59, Susie began a second career with Disneyland 
Hotel. In 1987, she was named national ``Room Keeper of the Year'' by 
the American Hotel Association. She retired in 2009 after 22 years of 
hard work and dedication. In June of 2016, she moved into Walnut 
Village Retirement Community in Anaheim.
  Along with enjoying her community's many amenities, she delights in 
visits from her family members, including her grandson, Brian, and a 
granddaughter-in-law, Katharine.
  Please join me in wishing my constituent, Susie Hatsuko a happy 100th 
birthday and many more years of good health and happiness.

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