N.M.V

N.M.V was a factory worker and seamstress who lives in Maine. She was born on May 5, 1929, in Pailin, Battambang Province. Her father was a miner of sapphires and rubies. She was the oldest of ten children. Her parents arranged her marriage to an elderly man 13 years her senior who died under the Khmer Rouge. She passed away in January 1995.

 

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"In my city of Bar Pailin, there was this story told by our ancestors. Bar Pailin has its roots in a story about a hunter who followed a dear. He came from Thailand. He followed the deer deeper and deeper into the forest. He lost the deer, and he saw another which he followed until he arrived at a pond. He shot at the deer which he followed until he arrived at a pond. He shot at the deer which jumped into the pond. The water in the pond splashed and spilled over. He then saw a stone. the hunter washed the stone and examined it."