Week 12 Moms Day 6

May 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

52 Weeks!

 

My Mom, born as Mang, Jung hi, in N. Korea.  My Mom’s Mom died when she was three.  She and her family escaped N. Korea and went to S. Korea when she was about 12.  She was raised by her Father and two different Step Mothers, both who died.  She met my Dad in South Korea. He gave her the name of Cindy.  He was there as part of the Mop Up Crew for the U.S. Army. Their first daughter was born in S. Korea, They came to America in '57. Mom has done an amazing job raising her four children in America as Americans. After only 12 years in America, our Dad died in Vietnam in 1969 as a Sea Bee leaving Mom to raise us alone.  Over the years, Mom worked various jobs from ironing clothes for 10 cents each and babysitting to now working in a department store in Texas (she’s 79). She always managed the money so we'd never be without. Mom has always set an example of great work ethic.  Mom’s only education in America was what she received from my Dad and my Grandma.  They taught her to read and write in English.  She is the smartest woman I know.  Mom has loved us, trained us and taught us to be good citizens in a country that she took as her own. 

 



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