Category Archives: memory

BALI: Date with Terror, 1956

A True Story by Jessica Reynolds (Renshaw) Stars glinted over Bali like light off the polished horns of a water buffalo. Under the August night, our pony cart bounced us nonchalantly out of the city toward a date with dry … Continue reading

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BALI, coming-of-age ceremony 60 years ago

(All in the Same Boat, continued) This event, which took place in two days, turned out to be the coming-of-age ceremony for a young cousin, and Rai invited our whole family to attend. At the appointed time he took us … Continue reading

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BALI, 60 years ago: Worth all the trouble to get there

(From All in the Same Boat by Earle and Barbara Reynolds, continued) Our entrance into Bali was one of the most trying and difficult that we had yet experienced [in a year and a half of deep-sea sailing]. The currents … Continue reading

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BALI: By way of Timor, by yacht, 60 years ago

We arrived in Indonesia on the yacht Phoenix of Hiroshima–my older brother Ted and I, our parents and 3 Japanese yachtsmen.  The following is from All in the Same Boat (David McKay Company, Inc., 1962), the book our parents Earle … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY: Howard

“Come on, Howard!” urged Helen, pausing to look back at the small, stooped man with the vacant smile. She glanced at her son and sighed. Todd shook his head with amusement. “I can’t walk that slow even if I try.” … Continue reading

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I don’t drool; do I get a point for that?

At my annual physical the other day, the receptionist handed me new forms to fill out. Forms with new questions. As soon as I glanced over them I realized these new questions were because I just had that darned Big … Continue reading

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