Mrs. Zhang delivers a daily newspaper in a hutong area just Southeast of Tiananmen square. She attracts our attention because of the baby buggy she is using for her work. It’s the type of buggy that several people we interviewed in the past year refer to when talking about their childhood memories.
Mrs. Zhang made the buggy herself. It is made of rattan and she has been using it for 7 years. The wheels are not rolling very smooth anymore but she will keep on using it until they really don’t roll anymore. At home she has a spare buggy that is also made by herself.
As a mother Mrs. Zhang used a similar baby buggy. Her children used to sit on each side of the buggy and she would put up a board between them to function as a table at which her children could eat and play.