Proud and grateful American Ha To Ta cherishes this photo taken on the day he achieved American citizenship 13 years ago.
We would boil them and eat them."
The bugs in the coconut trees were good.
In his renovated year-old quarters on 37th Street in Kanawha City, Vietnam refugee Ha To Ta puts his curling skills to work on client Norma Parker. He started Reema's Beauty Salon in the late 1980s on 52nd Street.
Married in 1990, Thanh and Ha Ta had their first child, Joseph, 23 years ago. He recently applied to medical school. Another son, Jay, attends Capital High School. Thanh works as a manicurist in the beauty shop.