Meetings With Vietnamese Soldiers

Thanh and I are standing in front of the home I rented from her and her family in Hue. Thanh and her husband were former Vietnamese soldiers who fought against the U.S. When i told her I had fought in that war. She said the past is the past and smiled. After my first visit with her she told her children that I had left my family to come here and help the Children of Viet Nam and that now I was in their family whether I stayed in their hotel or not. One year later they built this home next to Thanh’s home and they rented it to me for same amount I was paying at hotel. When I moved into this home I had a party for the staff at school where I worked. Thanh came to party and told my friends she considered me the same as her own son.IMG_6560

TLPH5855-EditIn Hue with my land lady and former North Vietnamese soldier. When I met Thanh I was living in her family's hotel. She told her children that I had left my family to come here and help the children of Viet Nam and ow I was in their family whether I stayed in their hotel or not. They built this home in background and rented it to me for same price as I was paying at hotel. She told my Vietnamese friends that she considered me the same as her son.

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