This is a video I made about my mom for my two quappa (quarter Korean) kids. It sums up that special relationship between a Korean grandma and her grandkids. The central figure is Grandmother…and yes, I know I spelled Halmoni wrong but that is just how we roll with it in our family. Harmonie fits our multiracial family better since it is close to “harmony” which is a combination of things that are pleasant together – that’s us!
My parents married in 1962, lived in Taiwan then came to the U.S. in 1964. My dad was on contract so they moved every year until settling down in the San Francisco Bay area in 1967.
I hope the video touches you just as my mother’s life story has touched me. – Cathy Thornton