Tootsie Roll Industries is an American manufacturer of confectionery products. The company's history date back to 1896 when Leo Hirschfield began making and selling individually wrapped, chocolate flavored candy named after his daughter "Tootsie". The product became an instant success and demand quickly exceeded supply. To increase output, Hirschfield merged operations with local candy manufacturer Stern & Staalberg (1). In 1917, the company changed its name to The Sweets Company of America and began advertising nationally. In 1966, the company’s name changed again to what it is known by today, Tootsie Roll Industries. (2)
Nashville Tennessee is often known as the Country Capital of the World. Not only is it the birthplace of country music but it also is home to some of the most famous artist from the last century. Some of the artist include Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Reba Mcentire, and Miley Cyrus. In 2010 a flood left the town of Nashville devastated. From there many Businesses, malls, and historic landmarks found themselves struggling to rebuild from the water damage. Nashville is also home to the first recording studio Elvis Presley used and recorded at frequently throughout his career. You can still tour this small recording studio known as Studio B, and hear the amazing stories and here about the other legends that used it.
There are numerous venues to experience the excitement and energy of music in the four towns flanking the Tennessee River that are known collectively as “the Shoals.” Make the Marriott Shoals Hotel Spa and Conference Center [http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mslmc-marriott-shoals-hotel-and-spa/] (10 Hightower Place; 256-246-3600) on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail your headquarters for a music-themed excursion.
- Dinner shows abound in the Smoky Mountains area beginning with Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Show and the infamous Lumberjack Feud. Definitely top most in entertainment places, you'll love the Broadway, country, rock or gospel performances on stage every night in almost any spot.
Being held by your word because you make a promise, or commitment is frustrating and tough. You don’t always want to do what you promised because it could be hard, or get you into trouble. Throughout the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry and Keiko’s relationship comes at a cost. They make commitments that comes with sacrifices which makes them hard to keep. Through Henry and Keiko’s relationship Ford shows that commitment is difficult.
Friendship. What is friendship? Wikipedia defines friendship as “a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.”, which is exactly what I think is friendship. I know most of my friends for many, many years and throughout these years we had fights and good moments and this is what forms this strong “interpersonal bond” also known as friendship. In our novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Henry and his friends faces different challenges throughout the story which strengthens their ties. In Jamie Ford’s novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Ford communicates the theme that friendship is needed especially during difficult times through the character’s actions in the books.
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Jamie Ford’s book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," is a story about the experiences and hardships that Japanese-Americans suffered during World War II. The protagonist Henry, a twelve-year old Chinese-American boy at the time of the war, reacted with more than just curiosity. The story opens with the news that belongings of several families who were interned is more than just curiosity; he had a deep personal connection to the events of the past and the story uncovers his memories. Henry had done a good job of burying his forgotten dreams, much like the artifacts found in the basement of the Panama Hotel. But just as in real life, when people try to ignore past events, the truth that lies in their heart cannot be denied. Sometimes, it can be something simple, like a parasol, to unlock those truths, but in Hotel, certain objects unlock the symbolism of life itself. Objects are powerful, as they represent not only moments in time, but people 's emotions, motivations, and ultimately, their identity.
In the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, a common theme and a UULO demonstrated how it’s critical to maintain good communication between relationships to prevent confusion. Henry demonstrated the importance of good communication as the lack of communication caused a division between his parents and Henry, which later influenced how Marty and Henry communicated with each other.
A person’s current life can be greatly influenced by past experiences, especially when those experiences involve heartbreak and tragedy. In the book Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry contends with the communication flaws with his father and his best friend Keiko who who was separated from him due to World war 2. His father’s racial bias towards Keiko and Japanese people in general affects Henry in a very profound way. Racial tension and victimization between two different cultures can have a great impact on family relations and love.
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Jamie Ford, the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, wrote a story about a Chinese boy named Henry and how he fell in love with a Japanese-American girl named Keiko Okabe. Their adorable and heart wrenching love story took place at Seattle, Washington during World War II when tensions rose between Americans, Chinese, and Japanese. In the novel, Henry’s father was a traditional Chinese man who was extremely loyal to his country. Due to his strong devotion to his homeland and resentment toward Japanese people, he disapproved of his son’s friendship with Keiko. As Henry’s affection and admiration grew for Keiko, his relationship with his father suffered. Misunderstandings and built up frustrations emerged from their lack of communication. Henry struggled with communication, the key to forming a strong relationship and a UULO that is significant throughout this novel. Because of this, he had a difficult time maintaining many of his relationships, including the one with his father, Keiko and his son, Marty.
Going to Nashville is not really that important for me to go to. However, it is somewhat meaningful to me because there are very few songs that are not country that I can stand so it would be enjoyable to go to for the country music atmosphere. The music atmosphere is not the only thing I would appreciate, I also want to travel there for the nature, the people, lastly the rich history Nashville, Tennessee has.