Friday, May 4, 2012

A last True Ped story

When Ped's family left Laos, his other grandfather (not the one who lived to be 105) said to leave Ped with him. Ped was seven, but someone had to stay to help grandpa. While he was there, he learned cooking from his aunt, a street vendor.

When Ped's grandpa died, he came to the United States where his mom picked up where his aunt had left off with the cooking lessons. We did not have to train Ped when he came to True Thai — Ped already knew how to cook and he went from caring for his grandfather to helping to provide for his parents and sisters.

Ped is gone now, but he is still there for his parents, making sure they are taken care of. Even in death, Ped cares for others.