Nijimura was military housing where both Army and Navy personnell and their families were living. There is a class system in the military. If you are an officer, you live in a nicer home and you are friendly with other officers and their families. If you are enlisted, you live in the enlisted area which is nice, but certainly not as nice as the officer's housing. Bob was an enlisted Navy man so we lived in the enlisted area.
As a child, I did not understand this class system. I met a girl at school and she became my new best friend. I was invited to her birthday party and I was shocked to hear my Mom and Bob whispering: "Oh, my God! It's the General's daughter!" My new best friend was the daughter of the General.
Before I could go to her birthday party I received a long lecture on behaving properly and not embarrassing the family. My parents were nervous wrecks, terrified I would do something that would upset the General. I was worried sick that I would do something wrong and get in big trouble with my parents. I went to the party, did nothing to upset the General and even managed to have a good time.
I was so good that I was invited back to the General's home often. My parents continued to be nervous and continued to lecture me before I went to her home, but eventually everyone relaxed. It was my introduction to the military class system.