You know how you hear about people having to cross state lines to get married (Mildred and Richard Loving, for instance) and you think that perhaps that only happened in the south? (Maybe that’s just me, thinking along those tracks.)
Here is a woman who had to cross the Columbia River to marry, because Oregon didn’t allow a white man to marry an Asian woman. The rest of her life is also interesting. What stories might her parents have told her, of their life in China? And what stories could she tell us about being an orphan at 16? Or her experiences volunteering for the Rose Festival and the Portland Rose Society?