社评1217 感恩惜福 情谊弥坚
每当我抬头凝视那张初抵美国时在旧金山金门大桥的旧照时， 彷佛又回到年青时初抵异域之激情 ，这股燃烧的心境一直支撑着过去若干年来在人生道路上曾度过之艰苦、愉悦起伏激盪之岁月， 但是那些曾经在我们生活中帮助过支持过的老友们 ，这份感恩之心永远嵌在我的一生中。
週末下午， 近五十位昔日老友伙伴相聚寒舍 ，我和妻特别兴奋 ，因為所有邀来的宾客， 不但是数十年的旧识 ，而且每一位都曾经在我们的奋斗歷程中有许多感人的故事。
当年我和妻从德州拉马大学取得学位后 ，在一个顷盆大雨的夏天， 我们来到休斯敦， 登门拜访了李氏族人大老李宗濂及李政元老， 在他们的收容下， 我们在李氏文具印刷公司谋得一职， 并联合沈彦伟律师、 吴华昌 、享利李合办了一份中英文西南时报 ，并在沈律师之帮忙下取得了绿卡，当年曾経担任中华公所之侨领黄仕远、 林国煌 、侨教中心主任郑心本 、中华总商会会长孙铁汉都是侨界领袖，更是我们在媒体上経常上报的人物 ，名律师赖清阳及伍冠南、关振鹏伉儷為我们侨界排忧解难， 更是美南新闻的长年支持者 、电视新闻界名人周璇明及敖锦赐経常為我们主持各型庆祝活动， 我们政大同学陈紫薇、 方丽萍及成彦邦医生更是我们报上的专栏作家 ，林国民先生及夫人我们曾経一起访问台湾参加各项活动， 张建义及黄泰生博士都是我们多年来在银行界之合作伙伴， 今天也来了许多李氏兄弟包括华埠市长李雄兄 ，你们每一位都是我们人生中的贵人， 紧紧地牵动了我们的心 ，我们非常惜福感恩。
Thank You For Cherishing And Blessing Our Old Friendships
When we look at the old photos we took at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco when I first arrived in America, I seem to return to my young age. We remember many of you who have helped support our lives. Friends, this grateful heart will always be in our lives.
This weekend nearly fifty old friends gathered at our home. My wife and I were so excited because all of the invited guests, not only our old friends, but also each of you, have touched our hearts over the past several years.
Today we have shared with many community leaders including Mr. James Wong, Richard Lin, Harry Sum and former Director of the Overseas Chinese Service Center and Mr. Ben Cheng. They are all longtime supporters of our newspaper.
Shern-Min Chao, our famous TV anchor since 1987, you have been our MC and host at our Lunar New Year Festival for many years. Edmond Gor, you have hosted many events for us.
My classmates, Tammy Chan, Christiana Lee and Dr. Chen, you have written so many articles for our newspaper and we are very grateful.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Lin, remember when we visited Taiwan together and enjoyed the trip with our bank partners. Dr. Sam Hwang, we got together now again with Kenneth Li, Mayor of Chinatown, Lee’s brother, Chris Lee, Dr. Allen Lee, Rogene Gee and Susan Wong.
Being together here with all of you today has deeply touched our hearts. We are very grateful.
In the early 1970’s after my wife Catherine and I got our Master Degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, we came to Houston on a very rainy day. The first thing we did was we went out on the North Freeway and visited Uncle Jimmy Lee, Dr. Allen Lee’s father, and visited Uncle Gene Lee. He is Judy Lee’s father who owned the Lee’s stationary store. With his help we were able to organize a bi-lingual monthly newspaper. Our partner investors included attorney William Sims, David Ng and uncle Henry Lee. Because we had a job as an editor, with Mr. Sims' help, we got our green cards.