Ni Zhengfei, Huacong Middle School, SiChuang, China
Just behind my house is a mountain.On the mountain there is a windy road that bends and winds all the way to the top.Along this road is a local marketplace where you can and sell lots of things.The market place and the road have been around for generations and generations.
The mountains name is very beautiful,'Winding Road Mountain'.This mountain has a very close place in the hearts of my family and the other villagers.My grandfather loves telling old stories about the mountain.He once told me that in the 1920's the Nationalist Party came through our town and decided that the main road needed repairing.Not too long after a group of explorers came to our town carrying a device no one had ever seen before.Using this device the started to surgery the area.Wherever they went,the villagers followed them to see what they were doing.Not before long they decided that a road should be built,and what's more that it would go right by my grandfather's house!
After some time studying the mountain,the exhibition team said the mountain had something precious inside it.The tale went that there were golden rabbits that popped gold into the river living in the mountains.There was also another tale that there was a golden millhouse inside the mountain.In the millhouse worked an old woman who would grind rice every day and night.Every night she would open the mountain door and give a bag of rice to any villagers lucky enough to meet her.When the villagers would get back home the rice would have turned to gold!
However,unfortunately no gold was ever found on the mountain. However one of the good things that came from the explorers coming to our town,is that they helped build our road.That was around 80 years ago,the mysterious road still stands proudly today.
The winding road has a history of over 100 years which ranges from before the opening up of China up until present modern day China. When my grandparents were younger,they both had lots of dreams and hopes,but none of them were realized.One of the reasons was because it wasn't easy for them to get to any bigger cities or towns.In fact,they have never even been to the nearby city. Now they are older and settled,so they don\'t mind so much any more.
When my grandparents were younger,they both had lots of dreams and hopes,but none of them were realized.One of the reasons was because it wasn't easy for them to get to any bigger cities or towns.In fact,they have never even been to the nearby city. Now they are older and settled,so they don't mind so much any more. Recently,our province began concentrating on improving the public works.As a result,new highways began springing up connecting the neighboring towns.The winding road was amongst one of the country roads that got turned into a highway!My family and I will never forget the summer of 2012. Dozens of bulldozers,cement trucks and other big machines all came storming up the hill helping to turn the small mountain road into a highway.
On the day that road was opened,all the workers began packing up and headed back to their homes amongst sounds of fireworks and traditional Chinese instruments. This was celebration was not just for the new road,but for the new opportunity that the road would bring to my village.
Having this road meant that workers no longer had to leave home to go to find work,work came to find them,or they could go out and come home on the same day.Also teenagers could go to and from university,the elderly could take the bus into the city,small businesses could expand to other towns.What's more is that farmers could drive their crops and animals to the nearby towns and markets to make more profit.
Now with the new road,new dreams can be made.New dreams can be realized.