Someone asked one camp member to help out with vegetables. She was furious, says she has two children to look after. She is too good to do hard work. However, her older daughter helps her in everything, even the washing. Like so many others they wash too often and as many clothes as they would have washed at home. It can’t be done here with so many shortages—soap, water, pails. There are about forty mothers who do no communal work, simply look after their children. If any more of our workers leave camp, these others will have to help cut vegetables or they won’t get any.
(October 30, 1898 — October 15, 1985). Resident of Vigan and later Baguio in the Philippines. Interned by the Japanese with her family in Baguio, then Bilibid Prison in Manila.All Posts