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Okinawa: A Personal Reminiscence

This is a gallery of pretty imperfect pictures, but it's a memory of many of the events and friends and good times we had with them during our three years in Okinawa.
Ambassador and Mrs. Baker at Shuri
Ambassador and Mrs. Baker at Shuri
Luncheon at our house for Nancy Kassembaum Baker
Luncheon at our house for Nancy Kassembaum Baker
Army Ball, ambassador and wife
Army Ball, ambassador and wife
Army Navy game
Army Navy game
At the kimono shop
At the kimono shop
Okinawa Index, at the publishers
Okinawa Index, at the publishers
At the weavers
At the weavers
Awa dinner
Awa dinner
Awamori toast
Awamori toast
Going to a ball
Going to a ball
Best friends
Best friends
Brunch
Brunch
Perry and the king (consul general, Naha mayor)
Perry and the king (consul general, Naha mayor)
Naval change of command
Naval change of command
Cheer master
Cheer master
Christmas hosts
Christmas hosts
Christmas trio
Christmas trio
Cracking the cask
Cracking the cask
Eisa dancers
Eisa dancers
Fishermen's kampai
Fishermen's kampai
Flightline
Flightline
Grandkids
Grandkids
Learning to hang yukata
Learning to hang yukata
Helen Club
Helen Club
Helicopter ride
Helicopter ride
Ikebana evening
Ikebana evening
Ikebana show opening
Ikebana show opening
Special Olympics
Special Olympics
In the race
In the race
Kadena KC 135
Kadena KC 135
Tessie and Tilki
Tessie and Tilki
Gary's change of command
Gary's change of command
Kajimaya dress-up
Kajimaya dress-up
Kimono modeling
Kimono modeling
Kimono show
Kimono show
Ladies in kimono
Ladies in kimono
Lunch at Kaoru's
Lunch at Kaoru's
Maneuvering
Maneuvering
Marine Ball friends
Marine Ball friends
Another Marine Ball
Another Marine Ball
Colors
Colors
Chip's change of command
Chip's change of command
Naha Haarii
Naha Haarii
Oki traditional do
Oki traditional do
Oki lady
Oki lady
Oki 'royalty'
Oki 'royalty'
Party chefs
Party chefs
Party preps
Party preps
Party staff
Party staff
Waiting for guests
Waiting for guests
Oki City Festival
Oki City Festival
View from our house
View from our house
Partygoers
Partygoers
Speech contest judges
Speech contest judges
Speeches at Naha Haarii
Speeches at Naha Haarii
Staff stringing holiday lights
Staff stringing holiday lights
Surprise!
Surprise!
Tea ceremony
Tea ceremony
Tessie
Tessie
Those are real sabers, USO
Those are real sabers, USO
USO Ball
USO Ball
Threesome, Ikebana show
Threesome, Ikebana show
Willie's change of command
Willie's change of command
Typhoon
Typhoon
USMC birthday cake
USMC birthday cake
USMC birthday group
USMC birthday group
Unwilling, staff Christmas party
Unwilling, staff Christmas party
Family, staff Christmas party
Family, staff Christmas party
Urizun crowd
Urizun crowd
Urizun evening
Urizun evening
V for victory
V for victory
Vets, Okinawa Memorial Day service
Vets, Okinawa Memorial Day service
Christmas decor and creator
Christmas decor and creator
Xmas couple
Xmas couple
Xmas reception speech
Xmas reception speech
Yoshimoto-san (92 years young)
Yoshimoto-san (92 years young)
Yuimaru test drive
Yuimaru test drive
Snake Club goodbye
Snake Club goodbye
Class farewell luncheon
Class farewell luncheon
Oki Index sayonara dinner
Oki Index sayonara dinner
Farewell at Betty's
Farewell at Betty's
Takara farewell lunch
Takara farewell lunch
Farewell to a lovely island
Farewell to a lovely island
Airport farewell
Airport farewell