Category Archives: Smalltown American Life

China is now allowing all foreign national entries!! But problems for me

On the 23rd, China-briefing.com, my go-to site for current China information, flashed before me. “From 0 a.m., September 28, 2020, foreigners with valid residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion, are allowed enter the country without needing to re-apply … Continue reading

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A generous offer from my home church: Office Space!

As previously reported, my mom has moved. Looking at these two pictures, you’ll see it was quite the downsize. Yes, the new house is very nice but one of the biggest draw-backs for 2 people is space. My mom expected … Continue reading

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September updates from me!

  I promised in the last post for more recent updates from my end.  Here is the latest about what’s happening in my extended stay in America. There have been so many ups and downs:  moments of excitement, sadness, determination, … Continue reading

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Views from Around the World: Window-swap.com

“Open a window somewhere in the world” This is the beginning of a world journey to be taken by any one of us through window-swap.com. My mom read about this unique, quirky website in one of her magazines.  A pair … Continue reading

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Back to Worship: My Hometown Church and My Chinese Church Open for Worship

 Welcome Back!! July 5th had our Marshall First UMC open to worship in the sanctuary.  The preparation for this was quite stringent and lasted several weeks.  I listened in on  the discussions via Zoom, which my mom participated in as … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day! (My mom’s weekly column)

Walk with Me, By Priscilla Wieck The recent breezy cool mornings have made our early walks pleasant again this week. I have been trying to remember to check out the interesting outdoor sit places that are attached to some of … Continue reading

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My mom’s newspaper article: Graduation Memories

Walk with Me  (Priscilla Wieck) The past week, Connie and I have been entertaining ourselves on our evening walks by looking up to find  tulip poplar trees in town. I say looking up because the small  green/yellow/ orange blossoms that … Continue reading

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Walk with Me: My mom Gives Advice on Paying Attention to Surroundings and Keeping Calm

Walk with Me By Priscilla Wieck At the end of our morning walk, dog and I usually go by our “new” house to check on the progress being made. We also are getting acquainted with our soon-to-be new neighborhood. Since … Continue reading

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Walk with Me: My mom’s weekly Column

Now that the days are getting a bit warmer, dog and I are walking earlier in the morning but getting home later. That is because of all the stop and talks. There seem to be more folks about at our … Continue reading

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From China: Sichuan Province Colleges are re-opening but under strict conditions to do so

“Can we talk?” The text came at 10 a.m. my time, 11 p.m. China time,  from my best friend Cathy, a departmental head in another college in Luzhou. Absolutely!  I love talking to Cathy.  Aside from having wonderful English, she … Continue reading

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