Mrs. Young, vivacious and engaging at age 98, was born in Vancouver, one of fourteen children. Her father owned a jewellery store. He died when Mrs. Young was only fourteen years old. Her brother managed the jewellery store for a while but went out of business after some burglars took all the diamonds. Mr. Young [...]
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I. Cicada sister still lies still, Her cheeks the rhythmic sound required, For me to sleep while she sucks against her cheeks with tiny whispers and clicks. I feel safer under these sheets trying, To find some rest then I did when she wasn’t sleeping above me. She holds her blankets to breathe, The scents [...]
The Chinese have a great tradition of keeping things for their descendants. Most families would have some kind of heirloom that has been handed down from generation to generation. Jewelry, rare books, paintings, scrolls of calligraphy, mementos from emperors, whether they are of monetary value or not, are priceless to their collectors and keepers. Other [...]
A recent vacation to China brought us face to face with a modern version of our heritage. The culture shock was palpable, especially for those of us who were uninitiated and unprepared. Such views as the throngs of people on every city block, the mix of old and modern, and the wealth of new construction [...]
Some brothers are just quiet They just grunt They whisper and make snide remarks But they help you when you are down They’ve give their last cent to help
Some sisters are fun-loving and chatty, Some sisters are unpredictable and tenacious, Some sisters are smart and capable, Some sisters are generous and helpful, Some sisters are powerful and trail-blazing. Sisters do come in all forms and shades.