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SAIGON ARRIVAL: BOB LAYSON

I looked out the window and saw a skinny little old lady dressed in what looked like black pajamas and a cone shaped hat squatting by a tree peeing. She looked up at me smiling with black teeth then spit some kind of red juice. […]

SUMMER OF LOVE – MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL 1967

by Admin

In the spring of 1967 I drove out of Chicago on Route 66 heading back to Hawaii.

I stopped along the way to visit friends in southern Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona arriving in San Diego, California were I hooked up with some friends who lived there.

That’s when the party […]

Saigon Kids™ Stories: Why I Was Exiled – In Saigon Some Things Are Not What They Seem (Part 1)

Previously in *Saigon Kids Stories: Exile From Saigon* my Saigon journey came to an abrupt end with my exile to Hawaii. If you’ve spent any time in the orient you know orientals are very indirect compared to the barbaric directness of Americans; and, things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. Such was the case with my exile from Saigon. […]

Saigon Kids Stories: Anything That’s Part Of You

by Admin

As most of you know after being exiled from Saigon my parents sent me to a Co-Ed Boarding School in Arizona to complete high school.

The second day after arriving at school and checking into the dorm, I was kicked back in my room with my room mate and a couple of […]

Before Saigon: Bob Layson

by Admin and Richard Turner, Contributing Editor © SaigonKidsAmericanCommunitySchool.Com

Bob Layson (1959-61)

April 1959 somewhere over Southeast Asia on a Pam Am flight. Destination Saigon, Vietnam. The flight crew announced over the P.A. system we would be landing in Saigon in about 1 hour. I left the lounge area where I’d been playing […]