ABSTRACT

A short story describing the writer's grandmother's (Sangs rgyas mtsho, 1938-2016) life. She told the story in 2013. She married and moved into her husband's village - Reb sa Village, Hor nag (Huangnaihe) Township, Reb gong (Tongren) County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province. The story includes both happiness and suffering. The period of starvation that she experienced as an adult was especially dire. Half of her life was full of extreme trials. Nevertheless, she never stopped struggling to maintain her own life and the well-being of her family. She saved the younger generations of her family.