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Tina’s Chinese New Year Dumplings Recipe

Tina Hsia YaoTina Yao was born in a war zone in 1942. The daughter of a major general for the Chinese Nationalist Party, the first few years of her life were spent moving from place to place, constantly on the run for safety. When she was seven, her family had no choice but to flee their ...

Tradition of Preserving Food Lives On

I’m 90 years old and have always lived on a farm. As far back as I can remember, Mama preserved fruit, vegetables and even meat, so our family would have plenty to eat during winter.It began in spring with strawberries. I would help pick them, and then Mama would preserve them. Oh, how I ...

Farm Family Embarks on Trip to America

Daddy was born on a boat coming to America in 1880. His parents came from the Polish part of Germany, which had yet to become Poland. They were farmers, and they heard that "you could grow wool on stalks and get rich" in America. When they said "wool," they were referring to cotton.Anton ...

Memories of Summer Fun: Family Reunion Was Enjoyable for All

Back in the late 1920s and ’30s, my father’s family would get together the second Sunday in August at Dunn’s Bridge in northwestern Indiana for a family reunion. Part of the bridge is rumored to have been constructed with salvaged steel from the Ferris wheel in the Chicago World’s Fair ...

Family Fishing Trips Hold Great Memories

I grew up with no siblings, and my parents started taking me fishing when I was 2 years old. We lived in Maryland and fished in the saltwater of the Chesapeake Bay, lower Potomac River, and the rivers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They tied me and my fishing rod to the boat, and I would ...

A Family Tradition: Pan Fried Fish for Breakfast

A small river ran through the family farm in the northwestern part of Missouri where I grew up. Papa and Grandpa both liked to fish.About once a week, from early spring to late autumn, in the late afternoon or early evening after the day’s work and chores were finished, Grandpa would come to ...

Adoption Stories: Children’s Feeling of Belonging Was Key

DNA isn’t the main factor in the building and structure of a family. If you ask me, it’s mutual need and caring. Welcome to the familyWhen my mother married the man I called Dad, he embraced my younger sister and me as his own. We never used the words “stepfather” and ...

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