What does a 1970 Buick Skylark have in common with my books?
My father came to America with just enough money to land on the West Coast and a tad leftover to pay tuition for college. He didn't have much in his pockets, but they were jangling with stories of old China.
This year is the fortieth birthday of my father's ride. We took it to the auto body and paint shop to give the car a coat of original cerulean paint. There was a time when our friends said we should get rid of THAT jalopy, but my father refused. Big Blue was the vehicle that had transported a vast number of antiques from San Francisco import emporiums to fill our Carmel gallery, which took in enough money over two decades to pay for a house and my tuition. Big Blue always brought him and mom home safely in the night through the winter storms.
My most treasured lesson from my baba? To cherish the old, the elderly. What most people do not value, hold on to them, be gentle, nurture them, until one day, they become priceless.
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Comic Book Resources Reviews Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Comic Book Resources
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