Precious Silver Chopsticks

Precious Silver Chopsticks
Mae Adams
From her childhood in a North Korean mountain village to a successful life in the United States, the years have brought Mae Adams many challenges. With the past full of ghosts, her final challenge is to share her story.

About the Author

Born in 1933, Mae Adams, the second daughter of an aristocratic family, spent her childhood in North Korea. Her mother had abandoned her, for she was not a son, and her step-grandmother raised Mae in a remote mountain village. She became a refugee at the end of World War II and during the Korean War and then made her way to the United States in 1961 to attend a college. Three years later, she married a US Marine colonel, whom she had met earlier in Korea, and together they began raising a family.

Mae ran her own successful business for many years until her husband suffered a stroke in 1991. She was his primary caregiver until his death thirteen years later. English is her fourth language. She now lives near her daughter’s family in McCormick, South Carolina.