Su Tang said a few words and made a joke to express her gratitude and didn’t try to refuse the thank you gifts.
When they heard her words, everyone laughed along with her, but Su Nuo put on a serious face, nodded, and said solemnly: “En, it really is just perfect. My sister has had no time to make clothes for me these days.”
In fact, this was true. These days if Su Tang picked up the needle and thread, it was basically only to make clothes for Song Yi. As for her clothes and Su Nuo’s clothes, Song Yi would regularly send Pengmo to find an embroidery lady to make them. And as for their personal inner clothes that the embroidery ladies wouldn’t make, they were basically left to the family servants.
Mostly they were made by Zhang Cuilan because she didn’t have much on her plate except spending a few hours a day making soap. Basically, she had a lot of free time and needed to find something to do with it, so whenever she was free she would make clothing.
Hearing the little guy interject in such a serious tone, everyone couldn’t stop laughing. Su Yongyuan and Su Changle, along with their wives, all sat for a while to exchange pleasantries before excusing themselves with the reason that they didn’t want to delay Su Tang’s matters.
After that, Su Tang looked at the time was getting late and, since she had already said everything she needed to say to Su Yongqiang, she also wanted to say her goodbyes. However, before she could leave, more and more people started coming over to visit and she was unable to slip away.
These people were all from the families who had been raising seedlings recently, and they were all coming to thank Su Tang. Originally, if Su Tang still lived in Sujia Village, they wouldn’t have all come over at once like this because it would be easy for them to drop by and give thanks on any day, but since Su Tang and her brother were living in town it was hard to meet with them on normal days. Thus, when news spread out that the siblings had come over to Su Yongqiang’s house today, everyone rushed over all at once in order to say their thanks.
When Su Yongqiang saw all these members of the Su family coming over one after another he felt a bit comforted in his heart. After all, he had just finished telling Su Tang that the Su family were all grateful to her in their hearts, and now they were proving those words with their actions and showing he hadn’t just been saying a bunch of empty talk. It seemed that although the Su family had somewhat declined, they still hadn’t lost their kind and grateful hearts. Su Yongqiang, as the Su family patriarch, of course, felt happy to see this.
Su Tang really hadn’t expected that everyone would be so enthusiastic and give her so many gifts. Although their gifts weren’t expensive, each family came to give her something, including cakes, mountain fruits, clothing, shoes, socks, and other such things.
Not only were the gifts all handmade and heartfelt, they were also thoughtful. Because everyone knew that Su Tang and her brother were still in their mourning period, they were all careful to only give gifts that they could accept and use. It could be seen that the villagers were very attentive and meticulous when choosing what to give.
For Su Nuo, this was the first time he had met so many other members of the Su family, and when he saw they all seemed respectful and grateful towards his elder sister he only felt even more admiration and pride for her.
In the end, there were twenty families who had been involved in the seedling business, and they all came to see Su Tang and give her thank you gift. Even Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun gave Su Tang some simple things. After all, they were all familiar with each other, so their wives, Madam Zhou and Madam Qin, made some clothing for the siblings in the same style as the clothes she usually wore in town.
They were no different from the rest of the Su family in this matter. They were just as grateful that Su Tang had gifted them such a great opportunity and wanted to give her gifts to show it.
When Su Tang saw Su Yongshun, she talked to him for a little while and asked him to find her once the spring plowing was done to talk about the matter of building a new house in the village. Of course, when Su Yongshun heard that Su Tang was planning to build a new house in the village and also retrieve her brother’s family’s remains this year, his eyes reddened with delight. It seemed that his Uncle Chuan would finally be able to rest in peace after enduring so much hardship. Thus, without quibbling at all, he directly agreed to find Su Tang to discuss things once the spring plowing was done.
Soon, it was time for Su Tang to leave Sujia Village. When she was leaving, her carriage had a lot of simple gifts from the peasant families of the village that hadn’t been there before. Looking at them all, Su Tang felt it was quite heartwarming.
It seemed that, although there were a lot of dark and sinister people in the world, there were also still some good and upright ones as well.
Of course, the fact that so many people had all lined up to bring gifts to Su Yongqiang’s house also caused a wave of discussion in the village. However, by now the seedlings had all already been taken away by the Luo family so there was no way for any outsider to discover the secret behind this matter. Thus, the gossipmongers of the village could only conclude that all these people needed some sort of favor from Su Yongqiang, and that was why they were sending him gifts. Su Yongqiang was still the patriarch of the Su family after all, so this conclusion was somewhat reasonable.
Those people had no idea that everyone had actually come over in order to thank a small girl called Su Tang, and weren’t trying to see Su Yongqiang at all.
Meanwhile, once Su Tang returned from Sujia Village this time she immediately got to work starting preparations to build the workshop that would be producing her sauces.
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