This is 1947, the year that Hoi Ching was born. The Hoi family was delighted to have a baby. Ching's grand parents and parents told Ching story's about the old days, and how rough it was.
It's a boy. He is so cute.
In the year 1949 Mao took over the people of China loved and worshiped him. he had taken over the dictatorship and gave most people a lot more freedom than they already had. The Hoi family loved Mao and what he had done for them.
All hale Mao
1953-1957 From a house that was more like a shed to a much more comfortable house, Moa's improvements to communist China were huge. Family's that were poorer got money and resources from the richer, like the Hoi family. Because of this china's economy evened out.
The Hoi family decided to create a farm with the land that they got from Mao, to just get some extra food and income for them. The Hoi family also worshipped Mao for his great accomplishments.
Making this farm with grandpa is going to be so fun. we are going to get lots of money and food.
During the great leap forward the Hoi family was just making it by. They were starving for many years, but at the end they were all fine and survived. the family relized that even thought Mao Had brought the Great leap forward upon them, they would not have survived it if it were not for him.
in 1966-1976 there was much destruction in china. Mao had wanted to destroy all other culture and religion in China. He did that with what people in the area called, "Red Guards". They were extremely destructive and did anything and everything to destroy any other beliefs. Hoi Ching became a Red Guard and fought for Mao untill He relized that all the Red Guards are doing is destroying. Hoi ching then left the red guards to be with her family and work on a farm.