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Sansho calling from Tokyo
Mon 12-Sep-11
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danast said:

wave Hello Liz!!!  big_laugh  Love the story of the wee tree.

sanshojapan said:

There are male and female trees ” I was so lucky it turned out to be a female

Liz

 

Sorry Danuta....is a 'wee' tree a bit like a 'scratching post'?

I wonder what the difference is between the male and female versions....big_laughbig_laugh

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

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Elsa, the female is always "pricklier" than the male.

Any husband could tell you that. runaway

Nice post, Liz. Thank you. Cannot promise that we will not nickname you Prickles big_laugh

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Mon 12-Sep-11
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Danny said:

Elsa, the female is always "pricklier" than the male.

Any husband could tell you that. runaway

 

He did...that's why I'm doing it 'solo'. And by the way.....

 

A girl friend phoned her doctor and said that her husband had just insulted her.

 

The doctor replied, "Why are you phoning me, it's three o'clock in the morning?'

 

She replied, 'Just thought I'd let you know...he's going to need stitches!!"

 

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Hi Liz - it was fascinating to read your intro.   I lived in Tokyo when I was a little girl, from '68 -'70.   Went to ASIJ where my father taught.   We lived in Jindai-ji Machi.  I may have spelled that wrong. 

 

I was too young to take much in, but I remember living across from an old farmhouse and them having fields of onions.  On a clear day you could see Mt Fuji rising in the sky above the fields.     I wouldn't mind seeing that view again.

My mother, much to her credit, really threw herself into as much culture and learning as she could there.    She took as many classes as she could and was one of the few Westerners at that time who completed (maybe to a certain level) the tea ceremony classes.  She didn't speak Japanese and was the only Westerner there, I suppose someone spoke enough English to help her out.   People were quite good to her - she had a friend who introduced her to the neighborhood merchants and told them to be nice to her!

 

It's nice to meet you here and I look forward to seeing some of your posts.

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