Raymond’s Brain: My Baachan #19, Move to Victoria

A personal history by Raymond Nakamura

In 1940, not long after her husband passed away, my baachan’s eldest son bought a dry cleaning business in Victoria to start a new life. He got married and they soon had a child, but he still looked after my Baachan and the youngest siblings. They lived in an apartment behind the dry cleaning shop.

This is a drawing, not of their dry cleaning shop, but of the famous Empress Hotel in Victoria where you can still go for high tea, based on a photograph from around then (NNM 2013.


Republished from Raymond’s Brain.

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