I feel compelled to mention something...one of those pesky memories that won't go away until I write it down.
The baby photo in the previous entry? Do you see the red horsey floaty next to me? I loved that floaty. I wore him around my waist and floated in the ocean...it was bliss. I was digging in the sand with my mom and not paying attention to the tide coming in (that beach in the photo is Okuma, Okinawa).
The incoming tide gently picked up my floaty and took him out to sea. By the time I noticed, it was too late. My dad made a valiant effort to retrieve him, to no avail. I was heart broken.
I still remember my Dad saying to me "He'll have sailed half way to Taiwan by tomorrow..."
Bye bye horsey...hope you had a nice trip.