Now back home. Enjoyed exchanging messages from Ken and Debbie's house. How did you like the pictures? Enjoyed picture of you on horse. During trip, we stopped at French Quarter in New Orleans and listened to Jazz. Also stopped in Biloxi Mississippi where there is gambling. Also there is Keesler Air Force Base where there are many foriegn students. For me, first time for such a long drive, but I saw the States of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Really, the U.S. is really big country. Munchie was very fine and happy when we returned. Again, thank you for E-Mails while we were in Texas.「 Kiotsukete」. See You.
Received your message clearly. Still has symbols between each word, but 「shouganai」. we can read and understand everything. I am happy that you enjoyed the pictures. Ken and Debby make me feel very welcome, and their daughters also. When Edo was in military, he flew most of the helicopters you saw in the pictures. Therefore, everything at Fort Rucker base was 「nastukashi」 for him. Also he was both a student and later an instructor at Fort Rucker.
By the way, how do you like my English? The E-mail messages help me, but Edo is also checking my English. Enough for now, my brain is getting worn out from「takusan」English.
Thank you for your mail. I am very happy you met Yasukochiyan in Matsue. I guess she has no time to take a holiday on christmas, hasn't she? Hope she can spend a warmful New year at your house again. Please tell her not to work hard. By the way; I just sent a long E-mail to Akira. ( his office ) I really enjoy to send a E-mail. This time I used Roman Figure to Akira. Which is better for him? Well papa , please do not catch a cold.
I just read Akira's E-mail. He sents it to me soon after my long message. He is doing fine,and sometimes feels lonlieness at his appartment espessialy snowly weekend. I understand his feeling. Hevy snow make people depress too much. I hope he could move back middle or west part of Japan in some day.Living in HOKKAIDO is too tough for him.
see you YUkiko
How are you? We leave tomorow for North Carolina to see his mother, sister and nephew. It's takes about 10 hours by car. So we stay one night on the way of half the same as usual. I'm looking foward to see them. They are all good persons and they love me as family. Edo's nephew is coming from Brazil with his girl friend who does not speak English. So that should be interesting for all of us. In Brazil they speak Portuguese and Edo's nephew is the only one who will be able to speak with her. Edo can speak Spanish which he thinks is close to Portuguese, so maybe he will be able to communicate on a limited basis. I bought a Japanese doll for her to help make her feel welcome and to introduce her to Japan in some little way. Anyway it should be fun for us. Only problem, poor Munchie has to stay in Pet Hotel again.
I received E-mail from Akira. Sounds like he is becoming very religious. What do you think? Neither Edo or I are very religious. It seems that most Americans are religious, especially after 11 September. Also the President is very religious. However, I guess Edo's experiences have made him rather negative against all religions. I have never been very religious. Probably we will go to church in North Carolina. Edo goes to make his mother happy who is also very religious. We have gone before and I have enjoyed the experience, especially the music and the friendliness of the people who go. Nobody cares that I am Asian. There are so many different kinds of people in America, so nobody seems to care where you came from. Everybody is very nice to me. During your time, was it the same? In your time in America, it was much closer to WW2, so maybe people were not as friendly to the Japanese as they are today. Almost at every party we go to, we meet someone who has been to Japan and they always talk about how wonderful it was.
This has been a long letter, so I will say goodbye for now.
Hello! Today January 1 th, we stayed home all day. I felt a little borring because U.S is not excitting New.Year like Japan, and also Ocean.Port is very quiet. Last night after I called papa, I called to my friend. ( she sent me a Japanese Rice Cake and anoter Japanese Food for New Year ) Talking with my friend, I realized Japanese New.Year is very great. Now I miss Japan......I hope everybody enjoyed with Yasukochan and Etsukosan. Every company starts from tomorrw. It's very different from Japan. I hope Sumito ask to Edo to go to business trip soon. Well take care of your health.
How are you! We are very fine. Recentry Ed is very busy. This Monday, he went Washington for meeting again. Every day he useing computer about 3 to 5 hours. According to weater reports, we'll have snow about 4-7 inches from tomorrow .w afternoon. Papa, have you had snow already? Munchie, he hates snow and also it's very diffecurt to take him walking. By the way, when I called you last wednesday, you said the mail ( for me ) would be arrive within a couple days. So, I have been waiting for your mail but It's not coming yet. I wonder what's going on. I hope I can get it tomorrow. Well, talk to later!
Today, I got your mails. ( it's tooks too much time ) Thank you so much. I realy enjoyed about that. Espesially the reports of Russia and Saudi Arabia are great, also full of interest to me. You realy have good skills to organize a passage. I realized my papa is Great man. Arata, does he likes to read your reports? I want to evreybody to read your great reports. Well, thanks again and take care of your health.
Hello, How's your condition? I hope your cold is getting better right now. Fortunately, I had'nt have pain. I'm O.K. spending time as same as usual, I can drive and also walk with Monchie. It's has passed alredy 10 days since he went to Japan. At first I felt very uneasy because I don't know when sharp pain hit me again. But maybe, I can hundle this time. Ed, he calls me everyday and talk about Sumitomo people's. They all know about my condition and missed me this time. I was very happy to hear that. talking about his schedule, he leaves Tokyo 12th for Hawaii, and back to U.S 17th. It's comming soon. So Papa don't worry! And after he return, I have to go to hospital to check my body as if I can take operation on 28th. That is real my first time operation in my life. I feel fine, because by this my age I have been healthy in Tokyo's life, I guess I'm lucky I could take operation in U.S so easily.
Well, for the time being I and Monchie we are O.K ! Also weater is not cold. Today we had rain with hard wind, but temperature was warm. ( 2' c )
Please take care of your health and say hello to Mama and Arata.
( Few day's ago, Edo's Mama she called me as if I'm O K or not. we talked about 30 minutes. I'm happy, all his family worry about me and called me )
talk to latter! yukiko
Thank you for your answer. I was releived to hear your condition is getting better. Last night, Ed called me that he is ready for going to Hawaii on 12 th afternoon, after meeting at " BO-EI-CHO " in the morning time. He seems very busy!
This morning I felt to take " SUSHI " for lunch, so I went to grocely store to get it. Recently, almost every store they have " SUSHI Pack" .It's very convinient for me.( about 6 or 7 doller's. Anytime I can eat "SUSHI' . So I'm very fine. I'm enjoying single life now. talk to later!
This morning around 7' 30 in the morning, at last Ed came back to home from Hawaii. He tryied one day early come back. I felt relieve and Monchie was very excitting, barking and jumpped to him with happiness. We are very happy now. He took a nap about couple hours, and now he is reading magazines. Maybe he can't go to sleep tonight because of ' jet- lug' . We are going out for dinner tonight to my favarite restaurant. I have been taken meal at house almost half month, and my condition is no probrem for go out. It's would be a great night. By the way, this afternoon I got books and your letter. Thank you so much!! I love these books and enjoyed your letter. You said Akira's girlfriend ( I forgot her name ) she is comming next month, isn't she? It's very interesting for me. Please say hello to her. Well, thanks again and take care of health.