Throwback Thursday with my dearest Alex. This memory from 2005 makes me very, very happy. \u003C3 #tbt http://flic.kr/p/nkg4hJ
Have you seen this beautiful heart-shaped necklace, #Ottawa friends? The owner would love to be reunited with it!
"Thanks so much to everyone looking out for my mom’s gold heart pendant. No news yet, but I’m checking the pawn shops (and asking others to do so too) and everywhere my mom has been and people are being incredibly helpful. To keep you all motivated in the search, I thought I’d tell the story that makes this pendant so special. Here’s the first installment, and a picture of the man who likely spent every penny he had to buy that pendant: Sometime in 1934, somewhere in Shanghai’s French Concession, a young woman named Liu Ming Ching came upon a commotion. A crowd had gathered as a Chinese policeman, following the orders of a French policeman, beat up a rickshaw coolie. The poor coolie was on the ground writhing in pain as the policeman kicked and punched at him. The tiny but fierce Ming Ching pushed through the crowd and pulled the policeman back, yelling and demanding to know how he could do this to one of his own people. This was all too much for the French policeman, who demanded her name and address. Ming Ching would only say she lived in the International Settlement. The French policeman, clearly taken aback, arrested her and delivered her to the Dixwell Road Station of the Shanghai Municipal Police. It was there that she met SMP Inspector Reginald Eynstone, the man who many years later would give her a gold heart pendant as a symbol of his love."
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