Today I have been reviewing the blog, redesigning its appearance, checking links and so forth.
This piece focuses on the first postwar Chinese New Year, dated February 2, 1946. My father was stationed in Tianjin at that time. In his album he wrote this as 'Tung Hsien."
He shot some photos of the celebrations. They were held at "Fox & Easy Btry Motor Park."
Here they are:
I also created and recorded a short movie of those celebrations Here is the link to the movie I posted on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it.
Below is the text of those remarks:
Optimism and sincerity filled the air in 1946 as the first post-war Chinese New Year arrived. This was the year of the Red Fire Dog, a year on the Chinese Zodiac that would not arrive again until 2006. A friend who studies Chinese astrology told me, “The Fire Dog is very socially conscious of rights and wrongs, loyal, faithful, unselfish, active and honest.”