Thanks, Gary, for the heads up. I'll bite carefully. Hanford can be a literal hotspot with temperatures reaching 114 Fahrenheit, but then I suppose if you've visited in the summer, you are well aware of that. They have a Taoist Temple with a delightful bookstore attached. (The fact that they carry my books may color my perspective here.) Many "California pioneers" came from southern China during the gold rush of the 1800's and the Hanford Chinese Historical Society has accumulated a lovely exhibit. I am looking forward to the whole affair!
Warmest regards, Virginia
--- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, Gary Todd <leefoxx1949@...> wrote:
> This is a coincidence, as my wife has a cousin living in Hanford, California, and we visited them several years ago during our annual summer vacation in America. I just don't remember seeing anything there which would make me think it would be a hotspot for mooncakes. Here in Henan Province I'm approaching the holiday with a certain amount of trepidation. Experience has taught me that many students will be giving us mooncakes. But mooncakes are something like a box of chocolates - you never know what's inside until you bite into them. Some of them are quite delicious. Unfortunately.......... Well, better leave that thought unfinished. They can cook anything into the center of a mooncake. Enjoy.
> Gary Todd
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