In 1987 my Aunties Soo-Yin and Pingeleen made a remarkable journey back to China to the ancestral village of the Jue Joe Clan , Sanjiang. It was here in 1902 that Jue Joe returned to China and married Leong Shee and fathered San Tong and San You . It was here that he built a two story house made of brick. Jue Joe left the village to return to America in 1906 and my grandfather , San Tong , continued living in the house until he emigrated with his mother and brother to America in 1918 . The house still stands and is home to cousins ,members of our Clan.
My grandfather , San Tong , very much wanted to join his daughters in on this journey but was very ill and could not make the trip . In this video excerpt of a over 1 hr video that Soo Yin and Pingeleen made , my Aunties meet the relatives and take a tour of Jue Joe's house in the Sanjiang village. At the end of the video , Soo-Yin and Pingeleen present the recorded voice of my grandfather , San Tong who explains why he cannot be there, and asks the cousins to accept his daughters as his representatives. San Tong felt the heavy burden of responsibility for these cousins in China and was heartbroken that he could not do more for them in the wake of the lawsuit .
Many thanks to Auntie Soo-Yin and Auntie Pingeleen for making the wonderful video of their trip , and many thanks to Dad for converting the VHS tape to Dvd format so I could capture it for the blog !
direct you tube link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GblVev8C658