Dr.Heenie Lee has a sharp eye for detail and a keen ear for dialogue. The anecdotes as related to him by his mother are delightful, a veritable treasure trove of Chinese beliefs and customs. He makes the past come alive through them and in the process is leaving a wonderful legacy for the young generation who know little of their own customs. Although his mothers family is Hakka, the stories are universally Chinese and any Chinese who have ever sat on Grandmothers knee being fed food and fables will certainly relate to them. Along the way, the reader will be touched by the moral integrity, patriotism, family kinship, and charity displayed by Heenies grandfather and indeed the values handed down through the generation. A heroic effort to document one family historical saga and may it act as a beacon of light for the younger generation.