by Ken Yeager
OK, here comes another ranting from that Yeager guy, but I just can’t pass up the opportunity to try and shake something out of the Saigon Kids community. I know some of you are still working because you are younger than me and others are busy with grandchildren, hobbies, and keeping the family moving forward, but I know all of you can spend some time informing your old friends of what is going on in your life. Personally, I have really appreciated this site (and Roy’s too) because it has brought me into contact with so many of my former classmates and friends, people I have to admit to forgetting about during the intervening years but now are important to me. And I think now, today, that friendships come closely behind family in importance in one’s life. I, unfortunately, don’t have many friends due to my being a lousy correspondent, my career and being just lazy, but having reestablished contact with so many of my former SK and Dalat schoolmates, I feel so much better if for no other reason than remembering the good times in Saigon. I thank Larry Smith for igniting my interest in motorcycles, the parties we attended as kids, the great ball games out near the school – Saigon was without a doubt a highpoint in my life and now, today, I really appreciate the memories knowing that others out there share them with me.
So what does all of this mean? It means don’t let this site be forgotten or die. It is our link to each other and our shared memories. We don’t want to lose contact with each other again and I know that I am always interested in knowing what is going on in your lives (Elvera – how goes the project?).
Pop in now and again say something and of course, keep seeking the ones that are not yet on Roy’s register. We are a band of brothers and sisters, we are unique and we played a part of history.
Enjoy the week.