Bà ngoại is the Vietnamese word for “maternal grandmother.” My mother, Nguyễn Thị Lệ, has no memories of my grandmother, and her disappearance is a great mystery. My mother was told that her mother died in a hut fire, but whispers throughout her life suggested that there may be some other explanation for my grandmother’s disappearance. This blog documents our journey to find my bà ngoại.

If you found this page and may have information on my bà ngoại, please contact me via email at samantha.nix@gmail.com.

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