Photograph of President Cleveland Ship
"This is the ship that took my father from Hong Kong to San Francisco. The first leg had been on a more comfortable Italian passenger ship from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Hong Kong. In the American ship they were put in lower level accommodations." --Maya Kaimal
Photograph of San Francisco Bus
"This is the bus that took J.C. Kaimal from San Francisco to Seattle. The bus driver took an instant liking to him and insisted he sit in the front seat and they chatted on the ride. This was a fond memory for my father." --Maya Kaimal
From left: Lorraine, 3 women friends (Mira Menon on right), Padma, Prabhu and father Balraj Sokkappa.
Photograph of the Kaimal's Christmas Celebration
"[The Kaimal's] Enjoying the Christmas tree in their Seattle apartment. Note the television in the background. They were able to buy their first TV set with the tax rebate check they received for having a dependent (Padma). It was exactly enough money to purchase at black and white TV." --Maya Kaimal
J.C. Kaimal Family Photograph
Kaimal's friends the Menons, J.C. Kaimal's mother, Lorraine, Padma, Maya, and Narayan in front of the Kaimal home in Belmont on Claflin Street. J.C. Kaimal's mother came from Kerala to stay with them for 9 months.