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Glass47

Why children of the 50’s?   Because I was a child of the 50’s.  This is my story, and these are my memories.

Born in Shanghai, I emigrated with my parents first to Vancouver, Canada and then, in 1953, to Pacific Grove, California. I was in grade school then and already fascinated with the American way of .....

Why children of the 50’s?   Because I was a child of the 50’s.  This is my story, and these are my memories.

Born in Shanghai, I emigrated with my parents first to Vancouver, Canada and then, in 1953, to Pacific Grove, California. I was in grade school then and already fascinated with the American way of life, especially the American way of dressing. I desperately wanted to wear American clothes so that I might assimilate as soon as possible.

My mother still wore her Cheongsam, the traditional slim fitting dress with a mandarin collar, while I began to dress American, happily sporting my new starched poufy dresses with layers of crinolines. All around me were boys and girls dressed as kids did in America in the 1950s and I wanted to be one of them. This was an important period in my life, and I fondly remember what everyone wore.

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
49th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 1st | Exhibition continues through July of 2021.