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When you were born

History. I am of the generation – first off the boat – literally, my parents arrived by boat from China and I am first born. I have no connection to the past. My parents families were scattered. But some things come back to you. I am now a grandpa. Jules had stuffed animals as a child. See? They are now handed down to her daughter. And shortly after she (Jules)was born, her mother had the foresight to ask for a Chinese name from my aunt. Early morning lovely water lily. Amazing! The origin, the things we save. I guess I am more caring and sentimental than I suspected before. I am resigned to knowing little about my parents and their lives before arriving in the new world. Another regret.

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