Chapter 144. Last day of '71

"Aunt, it's fine with just you going." San Wa said.

Even though his aunt took the candy to give to his family, the candy wasn' something rare to him. His home had it as well. Last time his mother bought two packs back, and there was one pack left.

Zhou Xiao Mei went over with the candies.

"Sure, you just need to cook together with me." Lin Qing He said.

She still had a good impression of Zhou Xiao Mei and Su Da Lin, so she didn't mind.

"Alright, I will bring the things over." Zhou Xiao Mei grinned.

"Bring these candies to Da Ni and the others. Sometimes when Mother gets too busy, they will also help babysit." Lin Qing He had her take the candies back.

"There are still two packs over there," Zhou Xiao Mei replied.

Hearing this, Lin Qing He knew that Second Sister-in-law didn't get a share and smiled: "Open it up, share it between your nephews and nieces, and make them happy too."

"All right." Zhou Xiao Mei nodded.

When she came over to the old Zhou's house, she opened the two hundred milk candy pack and distributed between all her nephews and nieces.

She left two fish and two jins of pork for Third Sister-in-law. The rest was brought over to Lin Qing He by Zhou Xiao Mei.

Lin Qing He didn't act reserved The breadwinner at home was Zhou Qing Bai. Zhou Xiao Mei and Su Da Lin came over to live for a while, so they must bring their own rations.

"Fourth Sister-in-law, Da Lin came over a while ago and said that you were out with my fourth brother. Where did you two go?" Zhou Xiao Mei asked.

"Wandered around outside. We came back within a couple of days." Lin Qing He answered and did not say more on this topic. She continued: "Little Su Cheng isn't too little anymore, it's about to be weaned?"

"I bought a bag of milk powder back. I don't know if he'll get used to it?" Zhou Xiao Mei said.

She intended to wean her son this year. He wasn't small now, he can eat rice congee.

"He is. Your son has a very good appetite. Last time he saw San Wa drinking it. He wanted to drink, so San Wa fed him. Initially, I didn't know, fearing that he wouldn't be able to adapt and have diarrhea." Lin Qing He responded.

Children's milk powder can't be fed casually, but fortunately, little Su Cheng was very sturdy and nothing happened when drinking it.

"Later, I got Mother to make a little for him to drink from time to time. No problem at all." Lin Qing He said.

"Must have cost Fourth Sister-in-law a lot." Zhou Xiao Mei uttered with slight embarrassment.

She knew that her fourth sister-in-law must have bought it for her boys to drink, but never expect her son to have a share.

"It's nothing." Lin Qing He didn't mind.

Gotta say that this embodied value was surprisingly revealed on this point.

If it was a local, a bag of milk powder for three yuan was really expensive. Even if it was their son, they still might not be willing to buy it, let alone giving it to other people's children.

But Lin Qing He wasn't this era native. Even if she tried to integrate into this era, she still thinks it's too cheap to buy a bag of pure natural and pollution-free milk powder from here for three yuan.

So she didn't think of anything.

In Zhou Xiao Mei's view, it was her fourth sister-in-law who treated her son as her own.

Her monthly salary was only eighteen yuan, which was a little bit more than the previous one. Asking her to spend money to buy such a bag of milk powder for her son to drink, she was actually a little reluctant.

In contrast, her fourth sister-in-law was much more generous.

"Next year we will have fresh milk for sale here. At that time, I plan to order two bottles a day for my boys. Would you like to order some too?" Lin Qing He asked.

"It's a lot of money for a bottle?" Zhou Xiao Mei said.

"One dime per bottle, not expensive. If it weren’t for worrying that Mother would say that I’m a prodigal, I would like to order a few bottles a day, so everyone would have one bottle per person. However, according to little Su Cheng's intake, one bottle a day is enough. You can order it once a day, and it’s not much more expensive than your milk powder." Lin Qing He said.

"Fourth Sister-in-law, why do you look so highly on this milk?" Zhou Xiao Mei said embarrassedly.

She just bought this bag of milk powder to allow her son to transition. After drinking it, there's no more. Not only did the milk powder costs money, but it also was not easy to buy.

As for this milk, it was not cheap.

"You don't plan to let little Su Cheng continue to drink?" Lin Qing He understood what she meant, and said: "The boys have grown so big and I still let them continue to drink."

"Is it that good?" Zhou Xiao Mei asked.

"We don't have any nutritious things here. Milk is one of them. Letting the kids drink more, they won't fare so badly." Lin Qing He persuaded, "But if you don't want to, then it's okay. Ask your Mother to feed the congee then. But it lacks nutrition. He is so small, so I suggest you order it for him for two or three years. It won’t spend much. You can ask your husband."

Zhou Xiao Mei asked Su Da Lin. As expected, Su Da Lin had no objection. A bottle of milk only cost a dime, and only three point three yuan a month. His monthly salary was thirty-five yuan, which was one yuan increase from before. He can let his son drink milk.

"Fourth... Sister-in-law, help me order, I...I will... bring the money... over every month." Su Da Lin said.

"Okay." Lin Qing He nodded and turned to Zhou Xiao Mei: "Don't let your children lose at the starting line, understood? Your awareness is still a little bit worse than Brother-in-law."

Zhou Xiao Mei said, "I thought it was useless."

"You will know if it's useful in the future." Lin Qing He responded.

Zhou Xiao Mei and Su Da Lin came over to their place for meals. Naturally, it was a lot more lively at home. As for the dishes, Lin Qing He stuck to her plan.

As for the chicken that Su Da Lin brought over, save it until the Chinese New Year before slaughtering it and braising it.

"Fourth Sister-in-law, did you make this chili sauce yourself?" Zhou Xiao Mei had endless praise after tasting it.

"I made a few jars, only finished one jar. The rest is there. If you like, you bring one jar on your return with Brother-in-law." Lin Qing He said.

"Then I won't be polite with Fourth Sister-in-law." Zhou Xiao Mei smiled.

In this blink of an eye, it was the 30th, New Year's Eve, the last day of 1971.

Last year, they ate together, but not this year.

Each family can eat their own.

"Not eating together?" Second Brother felt it was a pity.

Fourth's wife would bring a few solid dishes every year, and they were delicious.

"What's the matter? Did I let you go hungry or did I starve you?" Second Sister-in-law criticized when seeing him like this.

"It's New Year's Eve, please stop. Don't quarrel with me." Second Brother stated.

Except for the slight friction in Second Branch, First Branch and Third Branch have no objection.

It was actually great for everyone to eat by themselves.

However, Eldest Sister-in-law and Third Sister-in-law both brought a bowl of food. There was a lot of meat in it. It was for Father Zhou and Mother Zhou. Although they didn't eat together, it was considered as their thoughts.

Lin Qing He even gave them a bowl of meatballs back. It was also a gift in return.

As for Second Sister-in-law's side, she didn't bring any then forget it.

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