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SAIGON ARRIVAL: KEVIN WELLS

It was still the children are to be seen and not heard era so I got my orders. Full formal table manners were in effect until further notice and I was to help keep my siblings under control. As the oldest of the siblings, I had my duties. What I had not experienced before was a Chef and someone who served the meal, neither of whom was my mother. […]

SAIGON KIDS™ STORIES: SPRING BREAK FOLLIES

By Kevin Wells (ACS)

When you teach undergraduate students, you just have to be ready for just about anything. One of the annual events that generates that anything is spring break.

Although semi-nude spring break participants in warm climes like Mexico make the evening news on a regular basis, travel to other countries is […]

Saigon Kids™ Stories: Marines In Hanoi

She, being the spouse of a Military Attaché, was looking forward to getting away from their duty station in Thailand to attend the Marine Ball, in Hanoi. […]

Saigon Kids™ Stories: Prickly Heat

Almost everyone remembers stepping off the air-conditioned aircraft at Saigon only to be smothered by what seems to be a heated wet towel. […]

The Great Pinball Machine Of Life

Ken Yeager asked “Why me?” in one of his notes, and then wrote about some of his postings with the State Department and how he arrived where he is now. Although he noted that he did not go to the right college (how many of us go to the University of Chicago, Haarvud, or Oxford?) If you did, fine, but life is what happens when you are making plans. […]