In Attire

As we all know, jade is completely natural. There are no two identical jade stones in the world, so each one is unique. Our family has a heirloom, which is a piece of jade. There is a magical animal on the jade pendant. This animal has the head of the squirrel, the limbs of the wolf, and the tail of the mouse. We call it a divine beast. It looks very smooth and feels very comfortable.This heirloom has a magical use. It can comfort crying children. It was handed down from my grandfather to our generation. My mother said that I used to cry loudly when I was a child. Therefore, my grandfather gave me this jade pendant. After putting it on, I did not cry at all.In 1980, my grandfather once went to the United States to earn bread. His father gave this jade to him, hoping that jade would bless him. In the United States, there were both ups and downs. When he first arrived in the United States, it was difficult to find a good job. When interviewing in restaurants, the boss first asked three questions "Do you have any working experience in the United States?" "Are you good at English?" "Can you speak Cantonese?" He knew that he was not qualified. Then, a friend introduced him to  work in a warehouse. That was a manual work that did not require English. But after 3 days, his waist and back hurt. He persisted for 10 years. Gradually, my grandpa got sick and old, but he provided us with the opportunity to see the world. 

Place(s): China, New York
Year: 1980

– Jackson Wang

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