Father’s pole

My father retired and I took the top job. My father still sent me to my job with a pole – the forest industry station, and taught me to work hard and be a good man. This time I said to my father, ” Leave this pole to me.”! I have always treasured a bamboo pole, and it stands up as high as my shoulder. Its appearance is smooth and smooth and brown – red. It was rubbed by my father’s big hands and shoulders over the years.. It is the transportation that my father sent me to school and work, and so far I cannot bear to abandon it.     When I was a child, my family lived in a small valley far away from the gate of Huang Shanxi. In order to develop the forest, the forestry department set up a forest farm here, and the forestry workers built a road to the village by themselves, which is seven or eight miles long and can be used by vehicles transporting wood..     The three of us are brother and sister. I have a sister and a brother above me. They are in the same class at the same level. I remember that year when they were admitted to high school and were admitted at the same time.. But high school is going to study in the county seat. Father knew that he was too happy to close his mouth and said he would send them to school. I also volunteered to follow. Before dawn the next day, my father carried his luggage on the road with a pole, and the three of us followed behind. Father, carrying cotton wool and wooden cases, was full of vigor, walked steadily with excitement and said nothing. He watched the road and walked all the way, hoping only to get to the outside village faster and get to the bus in the county seat..     Not a month after they went to school, their brother was admitted to the Chinese technical school again, which was a surprise. My father took a pole to the county seat and picked up my brother’s luggage to another school.     Later I went to high school in the county seat and my father sent me. A wooden case with cotton wadding and a carrying pole in the middle personally sent me to school. Along the way, he invited me to walk side by side with him and said to me, ” You are an old boy and a girl’s family, very weak. I have plenty of strength and I can rest assured that you will be well settled.”. At school, study hard and learn from your brother. Your brother’s work has been arranged and I have lost a thought. We have no ability to be parents. The only way out for you is to read … ” Dad, I must read well. You have worked hard for us all your life. You are the best dad in the world.. ‘ I said this in my heart.     The high school passed quickly, but eventually the college entrance exam fell to Sun Shan because of its poor foundation.. My father took me home with a pole. On the way, father walked silently without words. I followed him silently. I saw him, much older than before, black and thin, with gray hair, slightly bent shoulders and back, slower pace than before, and sweat dripping down his face … Ah, at this moment, I really regret not having read the book well and failed him..     My father retired and I took the top job. My father still sent me to my job with a pole – the forest industry station, and taught me to work hard and be a good man. This time I said to my father, ” Leave this pole to me.”! Two years later, I was admitted to work in the court. Father is naturally very happy. He thought I was as weak as before and asked again to send me a pole. I didn’t have the heart to refuse him. I should also stand on my own feet and can no longer overwork you, father.     It has been thirteen years since my father left us, and these things are still fresh in my mind. Father can’t read, he doesn’t speak much at ordinary times, he is honest and honest, he doesn’t expect us to have much filial piety, he does expect us to be able to feed ourselves, and one generation is better than the other.. There are still many people like their father on the forestry front. They all move their small houses by a pole, pick up necessities and rice by a pole, and send their children on the journey of life by a pole..     25 September 2000