Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Thursday, 9 Feb 2006 | Family

When I was a child, my mother used to tell me that she found me under the Golden Gate Bridge. Actually, I'm not sure if it was under or on the Golden Gate Bridge, but I'm certain about the Golden Gate Bridge part. Sadly, my mom is not around anymore, so I can't ask her to verify which is correct. Perhaps my dad can shed some light on the subject if he remembers the topic at all.

My mother was Korean. I am half Korean and half Caucasian. I remember talking to a Korean friend of mine who mentioned that her mom told her she was found somewhere as a baby too. Now I'm wondering if this is a common thing Korean moms tell their children. Or is it an Asian thing? I don't think it's common with American moms, at least I haven't heard of it. I wonder if there are lots of Korean folks out there who were told similar stories by their mothers.

The other day, I came across a post in a blog I frequent, Latitude13, where the writer shares a story that's somewhat similar. I'm not sure about Josie's ethnicity, but her father told her a similar story about being found in Korea. I thought that was amusing considering my mom's story.

I guess things like this are one of the joys of being raised in an ethnic family. LOL


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