He was one of my best friends in high school, and he left for the States a year before I did. On August 19, 1986 I landed at LAX before continuing on to Fresno on the following day, and Wiwi picked me up at the airport, and I spent a night at his apartment in Santa Monica. We talked until about 2 in the morning, and we saw each other off later that morning. That was the last time we met.
This afternoon I received a phone call from an unknown number. I usually don’t answer calls from unknown numbers, but today I picked-up the phone. To my big surprise, it was him! He and his sone were on the way from Southern Cal to the Bay Area, and he would like to stop by and see me. 29 years later, almost to the day (1 day short), we met again!
Thank you, my friend, for visiting us! I value our friendship very much.
This Summer we had a chance to take a vacation to Colorado. We left home on Friday, July 17th and spent a night in Las Vegas en route to Grand Mesa. We arrived at Powderhorn which is situated on Grand Mesa, the highest flat-top mountain in the world.
In this year’s Elementary Talent Show Night at Fresno Christian Schools, ten students showcased their talents which included Vocal Solo, Keyboard Solo, and Gymnastics. Tryphena played “It’s a Small World” on keyboard.
“Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, squashes and garden vegetables, and made the forest to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from the pestilence and granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
Now I, your magistrate do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of nine and twelve in the daytime on Thursday, November ye 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Plymouth Rock, there to listen to ye Pastor and render Thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all his blessings.”
– William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony, Thanksgiving Proclamation 1623
Thanksgiving Day should be remembered not just as a day when we give thanks for our abundance, but more deeply and historically when we recall why we have this abundance. In our Thanksgiving Day celebrations, let us therefore tell one another the true origins of the thanksgiving and the great economic lesson that it rightfully should be remember. What is that economic lesson? Click here to learn about it.