An Antique Gold Plaque


My grandfather’s, grandfather’s brother wanted to immigrate from China to the United States because they were poor. At that time, he was not a citizen of the United States, so he bought someone else’s identification and came to the United States. When my grandfather’s, grandfather’s brother came, World War II was about to start. He decided to join the army and fight. Luckily, he survived World War II. He became president of the HeShan Society for a while. When he retired, he was very old. They did not want him to leave the Society so they gave him a golden plaque with two peach objects on it. Peach objects bring good luck and good fortune. Soon after that, he passed away and the golden peach objects were given to my grandpa. The golden peach objects are very fragile and are made of real gold. The artifact is worth a lot of money but one day it will be passed down to me to remember him by.    

Place(s): New York

– Vincent L.

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant