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Huang Sheng-pai: "My mother started binding mine (feet) when I was eight years old. I'm 93 now...  I don't remember if I suffered through the process or not. But after I started binding I no longer went out of the house. It was neither proper or allowed. I just stayed home and did the cooking for the family ... I have been doing that ever since. I have never gone outside my house for at least 70 years! I have never had much problem getting around on my feet, just being in the house and all."

Stories of foot binding. Powerful and heartbreaking, but a fascinating read. (Also, if you haven't read it already, pick up Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.

Cool wall art.  Really wishing I held on to my old tapes right now.

Homemade Home: Great DIY Artwork Inspiration from Our Tours

A grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated

Zombie Trap

A grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated [Actually, I think it was prevent grave robbers from stealing the body]

Julie Arkell - artista folk

Julie Arkell - artista folk

irena sendler.

'Female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children, has died aged 98

Irena Sendler A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older

Anna Kozlov and her husband Boris were reunited after 60 years apart.

Russian couple reunited after 60 years apart

Anna Kozlov and her husband Boris were reunited after 60 years apart. Anna was exiled to Siberia during Stalin's purges, and the young couple were seperated after only 3 days of marriage. A chance encounter 6 decades later reunited them.

In years long passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

It was the habit to hold the viewing and wake at home in the front parlor -- it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

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