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My daughter volunteered at a place called Happy Dragon a goods Store In Town Which in town which money something or other That something or other is the history which Nona Wyman explains in her book Bamboo Women The story is composed of short easy to ead chapters detailing the lives of orphans who were brought to the Ming uong Association Bamboo Women brings a part of California s past to life memorable booksI No Limits (Brutal Master read both books from the library a discovery a few years ago My interest is acute due to being a survivor of the foster care system in San Francisco b 1949 I am also a life long admirer of Julia Morgan and discovered a bldg in SF yesterday I was not aware of and that shocked me I didemember these memoirs by this fellow orphan author and went on a Julia Morgan google search to find these books againa collection of inspiring stories proving the sustaining healing power of empathy and artthe children were fortunate that Julia Morgan gave so much of her talents and grace to the children a positive and beautiful physical environment can create a life affirming foundation What a lovely person Nona is I met her through my daughter Nona owns a small shop in Walnut Creek California and my daughter came to know her and marveled at her peacefulness and serene demeanor This book is as good as her first Chopstick Childhood in a Town of Silver Spoons I learned a lot about the trials of the Chinese people and the trials and triumphs of the girls that grew up in the Ming uong orphanage It is noteworthy that Nona s store is also called girls that grew up in the Ming uong orphanage It is noteworthy that Nona s store is also called uong It was interesting to Liar, Liar read that many girls considered this their home and didn t want to leave it when it came time to I loved the photos of the girls and the description of their In her groundbreaking new book Nona Mock Wyman intimately explores the lives of her sisters who grew up in the Bay Area's Ming uong Chinese orphanageevealing secrets pain and the lifetime legacies of friendship that developed among the girls who for myriad painful easons came to call the orphanage home Beautifully and wrenchingly told Bamboo Women is a courageous Niue time together I plan
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visit the Los museum soon to see an exhibit on Ming uong I was so struck by the story that my husband and I made a trip to the old home to see where Nona grew up It was wonderful to put a place and a face to see where Nona grew up It was wonderful to put a place and a face the eading True accounts of women who grew up in orphanages in Los Gatos and Oakland Unlike most stories of orphanages where the children were treated badly these two houses brought love and security The author has a store on Main Street in Walnut Creek and was one of the children who grew up in both of these houses Los Gatos for young children and Oakland when they went to high school It is clear that the author did plenty of esearch and so shared a piece of local history that I never knew existed They were both founded by Donaldina Cameron who was horrified by the sex trafficing andor indenture servitude of Chinese women in San Francisco and their children The home in Oakland was donated to Mills College and became Alderwood Hall It is now the Julia Morgan private school for girls and was designed by Julia Morgan This is the organization I volunteer for Up front Nona Mock Wyman is a good friend Both individually and as part of an informal writers group I was one of those who helped her shape this memoir her second about growing up in the 1930 s at Ming uong an orphanage for Chinese children in the San Francisco Bay area As a historical document about immigrant Chinese in California the book is invaluable and as a personal document of the times it s fascinating There aren t many lives i think that are worthy of two I think that are worthy of two Nona s is At age three she was abandoned by her single mom at Ming uong and she never set eyes on her mother again In her first self published memoir publis. Ook into a little known world and an affirmation of the human spirit Karin Evans author of The Lost Daughters of ChinaIn 1935 at the age of two Nona Mock Wyman was abandoned at the Ming uong orphanage in Los Gatos California From that first searing memory of seeing her mother walk out of her life forever Mock turned grief into strength Bamboo Women tells twenty one in. Hed a dozen years ago she ecounts her Own Experiences Of Her Childhood experiences of her childhood this second book picked up by the fine Bay Area publisher China Books she tells the stories of her sisters the other little girls she came to know and love at the orphanage some happy some tragic Bernice Bing became a famous contemporary artist in the 1960 s her work hangs in San Francisco s de Young Museum Rhoda uan eveals to Nona that when she was a baby her parents had given her to a wealthy Chinese family in San Francisco as a slave a mui jai where the matriarch beat her with a a slave a mui jai where the matriarch beat her with a bat Carol Lum was the illegitimate daughter of another slave a woman who had been aped and impregnated by her Chinese boss To hide the child while she did her chores for the family upstairs Carol s mother bound her to the toilet sometimes for hours a day leaving her thighs permanently scarred with the marks of her literal bondage Jenny Lee daughter of an impoverished and neglectful father was saved from starvation by a local estaurant owner who brought her scraps and leftovers But all the women survived these horrors managing to become for the most part active and successful adults Nona herself who Omnibus Films remembers only faintly her parental home is one of the warmest most generous and inspiring people I ve ever met What she learned at Ming uong was toegard all of us everyone as beloved family members To Nona we Graeco-Egyptian Magick re all of the same blood Such a wonderful library find I am overjoyed at being able toead the stories of these emarkable women Being brought up under some harsh circumstances but finding the silver lining in Ming uong Home The power of people amazes me to no end I am so glad to have stumbled upon this cultural gem It could have been a better testimony. Spiring stories of coming of age from the women of Ming uong a home for orphaned Chinese girls in the San Francisco Bay Area Wyman introduces us to her sisters and how their bonds of love and friendship carried them through life love loss career and familyNona Mock Wyman is the author of Chopstick Childhood In a Land of Silver Spoons She lives in Walnut Creek Californ. ,