By Mia Turner, Global Herald Tribune
Aug. 26, 2000
Eva Siao is concerned about Ruth Weiss. Li Sha, her neighbor downstairs, shares her issues. The 2 females talk to one another in Russian. Weiss, that is 91 and everyday lives in another Beijing apartment complex, is coping with a swing. With Siao she talks in German. She additionally speaks proficient Chinese. Siao is 89 and it is not receiving around quite definitely. She primarily visits Li, that is 3 years more youthful, but she talks with Weiss by phone.
The 3 ladies stumbled on Asia by possibility early in the 1900s. None had been Asia professionals but all fell so in love with Chinese men and married them.
Weiss recalls conference Timo Mar during the Overseas Students’ Club in Vienna. It absolutely was 1929. She ended up being 22, played the piano and was at her year that is third at. He previously a doctorate through the London class of Economics and played the violin. He strolled her house that night beginning a whirlwind love. Days afterwards an outing into the Semmering pass, he “popped the relevant concern. ” “I was thinking he had been ‘it, “‘ she describes, sitting inside her Beijing apartment, over fifty percent a hundred years later on.