When I was young...


In 1960, when the dark cloud of famine settled over the Shandong Peninsula, even though 

I was only four years old I could dimly sense that Northeast Gaomi Township had never been 

anything but a pile of ruins, and that its people had never been able to rid their hearts of the

 shattered buildings, nor would they ever be able to.


 Indeed, I'm back here to recollect the past memories especially that of my grandparents

 and parents.