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Aunts and Uncles: So How Are We Related?

  In all the stories my husband told me about his childhood in China and Taiwan and his teenage years in Japan and the Philippines, he never mentioned any aunts, uncles, or cousins. It seemed reasonable since neither of Eugene’s … Continue reading

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My Friend, Gretchen, Loves to Read.

  Every time I see her, Gretchen is reading a new “wonderful” book and carrying another one in her oversized handbag. I’m not sure when she reads them all, probably late at night. She’s too gregarious and fun-loving to spend … Continue reading

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