Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida

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Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection

Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated February 9, 1944. Reassures Kay that George will not be drafted if he is "a little lame" when he visits the doctor. Advises Kay to go ahead with George's plan for early potatoes and perhaps late potatoes too. Sympathizes with Kay's long trip. Says that he heard from Mr. Reeves and that he thinks everything will be all right. Advises Kay to not take in Mrs. Pyatt as white people can not stay in the evacuation centers. Also tells her to be careful as Sarah "Sade" Pyatt's friends and family are trying to get her discharged from the hospital and sent to the Kida's home in Nyssa. Asks Kay to put George's name on the return address because his help is nosy.




Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Kida Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon