Anecdote about Great Man on His Birthday 1

Thinking of Mother

February 16, 1953.

Large flakes of snow fall silently from morning this day.

I feel an overwhelming longing to see my mother as I look at the snow falling in flakes out of the window.

Oh, today is the very day when I want to think again and again of my so wonderful mother.

Mother always told me to grow up quick to help my father.

Dear mother!

It is regrettable I cannot help father as I am still young. But I, your son, always remember what you told me. Mother! Mother! …

This is a diary entry which Chairman Kim Jong Il wrote on his birthday in Juche 42(1953), the last year of the Fatherland Liberation War.

That day he became 11 years old.

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