Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vietnam Connections

My good friend David Goss has started a new journal. It deals with his time in Vietnam. David’s home in the USA is Denver, Colorado. However, he has been teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam, which I think he now considers his second home. 

David was Jade’s English teacher before she came to the United States for school. Click on this link for David’s
Hanoi Journal.

Here’s a beautiful picture that I “borrowed” from David’s journal about Hanoi. It shows water buffalo grazing on a foggy hillside near Sapa, Vietnam.

In Chapter 8 of David’s journal you’ll find some auto- biographies, and one of them is written by Jade.

Exercising Again
Yesterday I started going back to the gym for my workout. The doctors said not to start back until 2 weeks had passed since my heart attack. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 3o minutes on the bicycle, with no problems. I’ll have to wait almost 3 more weeks before I can start doing the weights.

Jade Leaves Today
IMG_0205The past week has passed so quick. Now it’s time to  take Jade back to the airport for her trip back to Utah. Her flight leaves this morning. We certainly enjoyed having her with us this past week. We had loads of fun with lots of visitors, and great eats, and we played some games.

Yesterday Jade had lunch with her high school swimming coach. And last night we took her to visit with the lady that coordinated the exchange student program last year when Jade was an exchange student.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’ve often heard that a man’s home is is castle. Well here’s a twist on that: “A man's house is his hassle”.

Quote of the Day
An onion can make people cry,
but there has never been a vegetable invented
to make them laugh.
    ~ Will Rogers

Joke of the Day

About marriage….

When Marriage is Outlawed,
Only Outlaws will have In-laws.

Marriage is a Three Ring Circus:

  1. Engagement ring,
  2. Wedding ring, and
  3. Suffering.

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Adirondackcountrygal said...

I will enjoy reading the Vietnam journal! Linda

Mandy said...

Does Grandmother appreciate your marriage jokes?? ;)

a corgi said...

so sorry that Jade's visit is over; thanks for the link to your friend's journal; I read a bit of that autobiography entry but will go back and definitely read Jade's

good for you to go back to exercise! seems like a great workout to begin with


Heli gunner Tom said...

I LOVE your humor and jokes! I spent two long years in Vietnam: 68-70, and started to write a book about my adventures there as a helicopter door gunner, etc. it's surprising how two years has affected the rest of my life.. for bad or good. I suffer from PTSD, but I am also blessed to have the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I would like to email you if it's OK...
Take care.

Tom Schuckman

Heli gunner Tom said...

That was a great post-- and I visited your buddy's Blog on Vietnam too! That was nostalgic and refreshing to hear about what happened in Vietnam after we all pulled out. Communism hasn't helped that poor country one bit, IMHO.
I try to stay 'in the loop' of international concerns and what could happen in the USA if all goes a rye. As a history buff, I KNOW what will happen.

Tom S

sapa vietnam said...

That's great experience about Vietnam travel. Thanks for share