Category Archives: From Along the Yangtze

My Tomb Sweeping Holiday Plans

Today is a holiday, Qing Ming Jie, or Tombsweeping Festival. Many families for the next 3 days will be traveling to the countryside to visit grave sites of family members.  They’ll clean the area, place incense and offerings of fruit … Continue reading

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My Easter Celebrations

I’ve had two great Easter celebrations:  One in the classroom with my students, explaining to them the religious and secular traditions of this day, and then with the Chinese church community in Luzhou. Easter lessons had us learning the meaning … Continue reading

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An Update from Chicago

Just thought I’d give a brief update from the Windy City, which has had wonderful weather after an icy Marshall, Illinois, start 5 days ago. Smooth sailing from there on for me and my mom. We’ve taken in a few … Continue reading

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Stanley’s Trip to the Countryside (Cont.)

      Please read the previous entry for explanation of Flat Stanley.  Here he continues his adventures in China, with a visit to the countryside. Stanley learns that  most city people have money but countryside folk do not.  There … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Comes for a Visit

Those of you who are teachers, or are young enough to remember participating in this geography lesson, will know the familiar name of Flat Stanley. This is an elementary school project that has been floating around for awhile.  The project’s name … Continue reading

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My Sense of Patriotic Duty Misses the Mark Among the Chinese

  My many years of teaching English in China have given me numerous opportunities to share my American culture with others. It is something I do willingly, a way of actively celebrating overseas one of my favorite John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Our Yangtze River Road is No More

During the month of December, the topic of conversation racing throughout our area was the impending doom of Wa Ya Bao Lu, our Yangtze River road. We along the river were given notice on December 2nd that everyone must move … Continue reading

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