My family actually did this in the summer when I was a kid -- piled in the car and visited our grandparents at the farm. Well, it wasn't a working farm, but it was a place where I made dolls from hollyhock flowers, just as my mother had done, ate hand-churned ice cream, and caught june bugs in a jar. It's fashionable now to sneer at Dick and Jane, Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best, but I'm glad I'm old enough to remember those days.
About the author:
I'm a writer and a teacher of English as a Second Language. Other passions and pursuits include choral singing, and following current events. "Laowai" means foreigner.
TINYFCC: This is not your father's Communist China
YDCTHTCAETTBELH: You don't come all the way to China and expect things to be exactly like home.
Ground rules: No snarking and sniping behind people's backs. Golden Rule applies. Except for:
Pleasant Goat: unsettling, creepy, Chinese cartoon character.