In loving memory of
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother
Her childhood and education
The youngest daughter in a big family, Tsai-Lan was born on January 18th, 1919, at the old Yeh's mansion on Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in Fuzhou, China. A smart, pretty, and brave little girl, she was raised by her elder brother and sisters. She worked diligently to receive her degree from National Normal University at Lang-Tien.
Meeting Grandpa Liu
After graduating from college, she became a teacher at the National Borderlands School in Chongqing. An administrator at the school noticed her dedication and talent, and introduced her to his younger brother, Yung-Kai Liu, who worked in nearby Chengdu. The two were married in 1946, shortly before they moved back to Fuzhou. Joining an old, traditional Chinese family was not easy, but with her intellect and charm, she quickly earned popularity and respect among the Liu's.
Moving to Taiwan, raising five kids
In 1947, our family moved to Taiwan. Mrs. Liu raised five children during that difficult era, working hard to provide a warm and secure home. In this nurturing environment, she taught her children self-confidence and the importance of a strong work ethic. These traits served them well during their own immigration to the United States, where they overcame the challenges of integrating into American society and flourished.
Grandchildren and future generations
Mrs. Liu had eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She instilled in them all the importance of education, proudly attending each college graduation. Yet her legacy extends well beyond the Liu family. In her three decades as a professor and educator, Mrs. Liu taught countless students, who in turn became a new generation of teachers. She was loved by her family, respected by her colleagues, and adored by her students. She will be dearly missed by us, all around the world.
1919年1月18號，福州，三坊七巷、文儒坊裏的葉氏祖宅，誕生了位家中最小的女 孩- 我們的媽媽，從小美麗，聰明，勇敢的她在兄姊的照佛下，努力，上進的畢業於藍田師範 大學，畢業後到陪都國立邊疆學校就職中被她的長官我們的伯父賞識，介紹給我們的爸爸成就了閩江才子佳人陪都喜結良緣，造就了一段人生佳話，1946 年婚後風風光光返回榕城福州余府巷 這個劉氏家族，憑著她𩆜活圓融的手婉，能在上有公婆下有妯娌複雜的大家庭中，博得全家上下對這位二嫂的喜愛。
1947年，爸爸隨資委會赴台接收，在那堅困的時代裏，養育了我們五位子女，提供了我 們一個安全，溫暖的家，在這個家的氛圍裏，薀育了出我們家子女的特質:勇敢， 刻苦，勤勉而且自信。就憑著這種特質，我們家五個子女都能各自在 美國這充滿挑戰的社會中闖下一片天。 奶奶的孫輩裏，不乏名校出身的!血液中流播着奶奶付與我們的特質，他們必將有 遠大的前程，而且會將這特質一代代的延續下去。
Tsai-Lan Liu Forever
On a freezing New York winter morning, December 9th 2020, our beloved mother and cherished grandmother to our kids, completed a century plus long journey on earth before peacefully returning to heaven to reunite with her sweetheart, our father.
Mother was born as the youngest daughter in a big family on January 18th, 1919, at the old Yeh mansion on Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in Fuzhou, China. As a smart and brave little girl, she was raised by her elder brother and sisters, working diligently to receive her degree from National Normal University at Lang-Tien. After graduating from college She became a teacher at National borderlands school in Chongqing. An administrator at the school noticed her dedication and talent, and introduced her to his younger brother, Yung-Kai Liu, who worked in nearby city Chengdu. The two were married in 1946, shortly before moving back to Fuzhou. Joining an old, traditional Chinese family was not an easy task, but with her smooth diplomatic and people skills, she quickly earned popularity and respect among the Liu’s.
In 1947, our family emigrated to Taiwan. Mother raised five children during that difficult era and worked hard to provide us with a warm and secure home. This nurturing environment taught us that special traits reside in all five of us: courage, diligence, a strong work ethic and self-confidence. None of us graduated from an elite university, however, armed with these traits, we made our own immigration to the United States and flourished here, successfully overcoming the challenges of US society.
Among mother's grandchildren, there is no shortage of elite school graduates. With those great traits they inherited from us, we know that all of them will have tremendous achievements and pass those traits on for generations to come.
Sun rise, Sun set. Mother, who has her Buddhism name of Tsai-ze, completed her journey on earth. Now she can continue her journey in heaven happily.