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One Pot
One Pot
Ink on paper

Grandma May spoke of the few items she packed into the trunk when they were forced to leave their home in Los Angeles: She packed a bag of rice because she wasn't sure if there would be food where they were going; she packed baby clothes for little June and she took one pot.

While in camp, a pot similar to this one, became a life line for her family. She cooked "oka-yu" a soft rice porridge when baby June's stomach became upset and Grandma May heated water for baby formula.