TSO Mee Shew 曹美秀 (1917 - 2006)
|TSO Mee Shew, April 15, 1935|
|Gateway to Shek Doi Village, 2014 |
(credit: Douglas Lam)
On June 19, 1937, they traveled to the U.S. aboard the SS President Coolidge and came to live at 326 7th Street in Oakland, California. Over the next eleven years she gave birth to two daughters then four sons. To Mee Shew’s credit, all of Pak Yick’s older children came to know and love her as their mother, not as a stepmother. During their 22 years of marriage, Mee Shew and Pak Yick faced many challenges. Jobs were scarce during the depression. They had to grow their own vegetables and raise chickens, ducks, squabs, and rabbits. News of the war with Japan and starvation in China were hard for all of them to hear.
|TSO Mee Shew, September 1975|