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YOUNG CHINESE LEAGUE
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A public tea party was held to celebrate war's end in Europe.

YOUNG CHINESE LEAGUE ladies perform a tea ceremony at La Villita in May, 1945 while dressed in traditional costumes. Standing left to right are Lily Wong, Mary Lou Wong, Barbara Wu and Mrs. Mary Eng, this social club's creator and sponsor for over forty years. The coed group held dances, picnics and annual parties and eventually had chapters in Houston and New Orleans. They still gather occasionally for reunions.(Mary Eng)



















AFTERNOON RIDE
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Sisters Wan and Shirley Lee sharing a summertime bike ride past their home on Texas Steet in 1952. Just a few blocks away was the family owned Wan Lee Market where these girls plus their brothers and sisters worked along with their mother and father throughout the 1950s. By that time there were nearly a hundred such Chinese owned mom and pop stores throughout the city.(Dr. W. Tom Lee)


JOHN L'S Cafe
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Dora and John Leung were long time owner/operators of their popular downtown eatery, JOHN L’s Cafe, which began as a small grocery store in 1949. After John’s passing in 1994, Dora ran the famous little restaurant for nearly ten more years as it had become too well liked to close. She has now retired but continues to bake her famous homemade pies for special customers. John L's became a favorite of many San Antonio SPURS basketball players back in the 1990s and Dora is still a devoted, season ticket holding fan who never misses a home game.(Dora Leung)


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