1949        爷爷 (birth date unknown), 公公 (b. 1929), and 婆婆 (b. 1939) flee to Taiwan.

1964        公公婆婆 meet in Taiwan.

1965        爷爷奶奶 meet. 奶奶 (b. 1947) and her family have been already been in Taiwan for 5+ generations.

1966        Ssy-Wen Liu and Yali Lee are born in Taiwan, three days apart, on different parts of the island. Both Virgos, Year of the Horse. They don’t know each other.

1989        Yali moves to Texas for graduate school. She moves to the US with 公公婆婆, who start living in Los Angeles.

1990        Yali transfers to UC Berkeley. She studies public health.

1990        Ssy-Wen also moves to Berkeley to get his PhD in mechanical engineering. He later drops out and becomes a computer programmer.

1990        Ssy-Wen and Yali meet. They meet in Berkeley.

1995        Ssy-Wen and Yali get married.

1997        Ssy-Wen and Yali have one child: Caroline Lee Liu (Double Taurus, Year of the Ox). They live in Alameda, CA, an island town in the middle of the SF Bay known for its antiques. Caroline lives in the same house for 18 years.

2015        Caroline moves to Chicago to go to art school. She meets her favorite people and half of them are from California.

2018        Caroline starts working at a second hand clothing store. She loves old things!

2019        Caroline graduates with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2020        Caroline starts working at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. She is making quilts while figuring out just how she got here.

2020        奶奶 (b. 1947) in Taiwan adds Caroline back on LINE. They talk! She visits her once a year.