----- Original Message -----
To: 李 燦宗
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 3:55 PM
Subject: 敬悼 李胡翼軍女士
|Communications from Friends & Relatives
|Memories of Our Dear Mother Yi-Jun Hu Lee 李胡翼軍女士: Part 8
----- Original Message -----
From: Shu Tyan
To: Ted Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:38 PM
Subject: fond memory of your mother
I remember your mother well, I have very fond memory of her. I grew up with you together, from kindergarten to college. By being in frequent company with you, her good
influences on you inevitably passed on to me. I have been the beneficiary without knowing it at that time. Her emphasis on academic achievement and her encouragement
has been one of the forces that saved me from turning into a wild youth. You may not remember but I was such a rough kid and trouble maker in elementary school. Only in
retrospect and in mature age, I can recognize the positive influences she had on me during my childhood and youth, and I am grateful to her.
I learned my ABC from Xiao Jun and later algebra from Xiao Yuan – both great tutors whom I am always thankful to, but I know your mother must have been instrumental to
have me included in our study group.
During our college days, you invited me to dinners at your home on numerous weekends and holidays, her Hu-nan style cooking was just wonderful.
Having lost my mother 9 months ago, I can empathize what you must be feeling now and what you have gone through during her illness. Although San Diego is far closer to
New York than DC is to Hsin-chu, you must still have wished you could have visited your mother more often. Sense of grief, regret and guilt will always be with us.
Our parents went through two wars, raised us despite all the dangers and difficulties. They gave us so much. Yet, to me I think they all have had a wonderful and
Shu-tarng, Yu-mei and Shu-mei send their condolence to you and your family.
|Email from Shu-Gwei Tien﹝田樹桂﹞
|Email Exchanges between Ted Lee﹝李燦宗﹞ & Shu-Gwei Tien﹝田樹桂﹞
----- Original Message -----
From: Shu Tyan
To: 'Ted Lee'
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 8:30 PM
Subject: RE: Thank you, Shu-gwei!
Looking back, Shu-song’s death was like a seed that grew and blossomed, it brought so many of us to God.
It’s almost two years ago, Chao-ming remarked to me after my father’s funeral that the small community of 7 or 8 families which we grew up in was truly awesome. Many
people grow up without ever having had the kind of experiences and sense of community as we had. We could walk into any home in this close community and could
expect to be warmly welcomed. We had such fun together: Xioa-yun was the story teller and Chao-heng would take us on adventures to the Ker-ya Creek and the nearby
The two summers taking lessons from Xiao-jun and Xiao-yuan were the most memorable and fruitful of all the summers during my middle and high school years.
I gave Xiao-jun a lot of pain initially by my careless spelling. Later on I managed to work hard on my spelling so as not to displease him further. His demand for exactitude
left a long lasting impression on me and changed my learning habit forever. I was very sloppy with my school work when in elementary school. Xiao-jun made learning fun
by adding dramas to our lessons, I enjoyed his acting as much as his lectures.
Xiao-yuan drilled us hard on algebra, which made school math class so elementary. He amazed me with his wide knowledge. His renderings of the Strange Tales of Liao
Zhai I can still remember.
While we were being tutored by Xiao-jun and Xiao-yuan, your mother would be on the side, giving us her approval and encouragement to cheer us on. We were such a
happy bunch and she made it happen.
Our boyhood wasn’t anything near that of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but we had our rolling hills and a creek named Ker-ya for the Mississippi.
It is hard not to be nostalgic, in particular, on this occasion of you losing your dear mother, who showered so much attention on me while I grew up. The passing away of
our parents meant no more old stories to be heard from them. I think daily of my late parents as if I am afraid of losing my memory of them forever.
If you or Xiao-yuan could read the short note of my fond memory of your mother at the memorial service, I am all obliged. It is far too short and inadequate in expressing my
indebtedness to her. It doesn’t do enough to honor her. It would not lessen my regret and guilt of not taking the trip, which I ought, to visit her this past spring when I heard
she was ill; at least you and your family could know how I felt my indebtedness to her and that I am not ungrateful.
From: Ted Lee [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 2:14 PM
To: Shu Tyan
Subject: Thank you, Shu-gwei!
Thank you so much for your kind words, so beautifully written. They meant so much for my mother and the whole family. If you agree, I'd like to have my brother Yaw-tsong
read it and I will read my Chinese translation at the memorial service. My mother would be so comforted.
Shu-mei called me and asked for directions to our church. I am so grateful that she is coming. We will take good care of her. Chao-yin will be here too, so thay can see
each other again.
I can still clearly remember your dad, mom, Shu-tarng, Shu-mei, you and Shu-song. I still remember your dad washing chopsticks at the fauset outside in your frontyard, the
games we played, the one time when you chopped your finger and blood gushing out, playing on the railroad, playing with cats, going to the hills near the Normal High
School as well as behind our high school, always looking for a more adventurous route back home from junior high school on Saturday afternoons...I also remember the
deep sorrow, pains and helplessness your whole family had to go through after Shu-song's short sojourn on this earth. Even though we, especially my mom, tried our best
to offer our comfort, but who can offer true comfort and peace but our God? We were all awed by His blessings on your family and by how your parents' lives had been
transformed. Your Dad and Mom had become our spiritual model. They are still living testimonies of God's Grace to many of us. We praise the Lord for what He has done!
We will see them again in God's House and will join them as sons and daughters of God and worship together the Lamb on the Throne of Grace.
May the Lord bless you (your family) and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
|Email from Chao-Ying Joanne Peng﹝彭昭英﹞
|----- Original Message -----
From: Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne
To: Bill Lee (Verizon)
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 9:25 AM
Subject: RE: Memories of Our Dear Mother
Dear Shiao Jun Ger Ger:
It is so touching to watch the videos and review photos of your mom and family or families. During my most recent visit to Taipei, my family was linked up again with the Chu’
s (the family with two German Shepards) living next to us. While our family visited Uncle Chu, Chu-Lin called from the U.S. Here is his email address (chu1661@gmail.
com). Wouldn’t you please add his address to your distribution list?
Another question is, can I share your mom’s web site with the Bai’s and the Chou’s? Thanks in advance. Your mom continues to inspire me in more ways than one. My
mom admires your mom immensely. Now they both can look forward to a happy and eternal reunion in the presence of the Lord!!!
Have a blessed year in 2007.
Chao-Ying Joanne Peng, Ph.D.
Professor of Inquiry Methodology &
Adjunct Professor of Statistics
Counseling and Educational Psychology
ED 4050, 201 N. Rose Ave.,
Indiana University--Bloomington (47405-1006)
812-856-8337 (O), 812-856-8333 (F)