Nisei female. Born 1923 in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the Oriental Laundry. Family was active with the Methodist Episcopal Church and mother taught at the Japanese Language School. Attended Lewis & Clark High School. Remembers changes in the Japanese American community brought about by World War II. Husband, Sumio Tai, came to Spokane from Minidoka concentration camp through a work sponsorship. Married in 1945 and spent postwar years running a hotel and raising six children.