Pingtung Grandma, a long time ago


my grandmother, more than 70 years ago
My father just sent over a photo of my grandmother from when she was in her teens or early twenties, back when Taiwan was still occupied by Japan. Because my Dad is young among his siblings, I never knew Grandma as anything other than an old woman. We also didn't share a common language, as she didn't speak Mandarin -- and I barely do.

I have regrets that I didn't attend her funeral last week in Taiwan. I'm not sure that it was the right decision to lead the Bahamas expedition instead.