Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida

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Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center, letter from Mary Hedley to "friends" meaning Kida family. Three clippings from the newspaper covering food rationing, the possibility of fuel rationing, and the possibility of incarcerated Japanese Americans working in sugar beet fields and other crops in the inner-United States. The letter mentions that George has been playing chess. Kay is now with George and Kenjiro in Nyssa. Describes food prices. Enclosed clippings from the newspaper (the envelope the clippings and letter were sent in appears to have been mislabeled as being sent on Aug 4 - all the clippings are dated September 1, as is the letter). Mrs. Hedley wishes she could visit the Kidas or go up to visit Mrs. Pyatt, but says it doesn't seem like it will happen soon. Writes of sugar shortages (or rationing) - one pound of sugar per week for two people.




Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Kida Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon