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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Good Morning"OFF SUBJECT"
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 14:47:49 -0400
It's interesting just how small the world is anymore, isn't it? My oldest
son, Kevin, is stationed on the USS Vincennes in Yokosuka, Japan. Down on
the coast just below Tokyo. He will have spent three years there, by the
end of this year.
While on maneuvers in Australia, Kevin met a girl and eventually they got
engaged and were married two years ago this August. They are hoping to get
an opening in the Army (where he spent his first 4 years of military life),
as the Navy is very hard on families. If you are stationed in Japan, you
can count on being out to sea more than 200 days out of the
year. What-ever happens, I know that they will definitely be leaving the
Navy after this term.
I would love to see Japan, but I doubt that I will. I can imagine that you
would have a really good visit, as your son and wife know their way around,
and also can avoid some of the terribly expensive costs which would be
involved, were you to just go as a tourist.
Thanks for your kind words regarding the list. The list is what it is
because of its members, and I appreciate all of you and your participation!
PS. My daughter-in-law has been earning extra money by teaching English to
interested Japanese adults, and I often have to laugh to myself when I
imagine them learning to speak with her strong Australian accent! :-)
At 03:34 PM 4/15/00 -0400, you wrote:
>It's way in the afternoon now but it's cool in Tulsa and the sunshine didn't
>visit us today.
>Jean, I read your post today that you have a son living in Japan. My son
>Barry has lived in Kyoto for ten years. After graduating from the University
>of Tulsa in 1988, he went to Japan to teach 12 & 13-year old children how to
>speak English, through a Japanese government program. He is working on his
>doctorate at the University of Kyoto. He knew his wife, Kumiko, as she was
>going to school here. They married in 1990 in Japan. Kyoto is a shrine
>city, the one we see in movies with little temples scattered on the hillside.
> So far, no children, and anticipate adopting in next few years.
>Have you traveled there? I am planning to go in next year or so. We should
>go together ???
>Take care. I appreciate the List and everyone on it. Thanks for all you do.
>Peggy King Truesdell
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