An Old, Old Man
Today is November the 17th, 2011. The times have sure gone by very, very fast. Next month is going to be Christmas and, of course, right after Christmas it will be New Year’s, which means another year has gone by, and after the New Year, I will be one more year older. Would you believe it, I will be 71 years old. Oh, my Goodness, I’m going to be an old, old man. I mean how can I be that old? I remember when I was still in school. If I heard someone mentioning an 80-year-old man or woman, I would say and think, I will never be that old, never mind that I will be in that state. Now I am, I must face the fact.
And just to think of it, it has been a long, long way for me. First, I was in the 2nd World War, then the Japanese War (from 1940 to 1948) then I went through the Chinese War (from the Got Man Don to communist China.) It sure seems like I never had a quiet, peaceful year. And would you believe it, right after that, I immigrated to other countries. I came to Canada at first, but that country was never meant for me, because it’s in the northern part. And I hate the snow – and cold and windy places – so I came to the US, which meant I had to learn another world and system. So just think what kind of life I have been and gone through. All in all, thank God I been through and developed a wonderful one.
Before living here, I was the 1st Chinese and the oriental jockey in this country’s system - back then there were no jockeys who were blacks or other colors.
The Best Day of Our Life
As we reach the winter times, it’s very windy and cold but we still wanted to come anyway. We need to support our reading club. Mo and Mike (Michael) and I walk about 3 miles – 14 blocks – because I don't want to miss our reading club.