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Thank you, 1poorguy. I'll see if Yoko would be interested in this. I really don't want to start this Pacific portion of WWII again.

Funny story. My father was a Marine who tried to re-enlist in the Marines for WWII (he served prior thereto, and played Baseball for the Marine's....Marine's wouldn't allow him to re-enlist due to his age.) Well, when Yoko and I were planning a trip to FL to visit my parents, I worried about Daddy's reaction to her Japanese background. (Much to my dismay, at that time he was calling Blacks a derogatory name (N) and his name of Asians was "Chinks") Whoa is me. I got him out of all of that, as he did not mean any ill will by using those names. We must remember that Daddy was born in 1905 in the Mill area of Gastonia, NC. Well, my father took to Yoko like a fish in water. You would think she was his second daughter. We all went deep-sea fishing, surf fishing, etc. and my Daddy was a happy as he could be, and made Yoko very happy. Up until my parents' deaths, Yoko sent them Christmas cards every year and the cards were reciprocated. Yoko and I used to talk long and hard about the Japanese portion of WWII, and I found that a majority of the Japanese population were against the Japanese invasion.

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