A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Judy Chow is an engineer by day and a writer by night. Her essay in this issue is an excerpt from her memoir in progress about creating her own cultural identity. A constant wanderer, she currently lives in South Jersey, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The first time I saw Bak Hoo, she was peeing into a big Del Monte pineapple can in the basement. I froze on the cellar steps at the sight. Bak Hoo was my great-grandma.