Today in My History

2001:  Countess of Condoms
2002:  Bill and Andy
2003:  The Hayride
2004:  Keeping Abreast of Things
2005 Mom's a Fuzzy Slipper

2006:  Liberty and Injustice for All
2007:   Know When to Fold 'em
2008:  Thanks for the Memories
2009:  A Quick Trip to the Store
2010:  Classical Picks
2011:  H2O
Oh, what the heck
2013: Plenty to Grumble At
What a Joy to be Here
You Mean I've Been Doing It Wrong?
Strawberry Fields Not Forever
No Logos Today
Saturday 9
Sunday Stealing
2020: Family Time

2021: A Month of Letters

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 2/1
"Hiding in Plain Sight"
Michael Starr

Theater Reviews
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Our Town

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
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Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
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Books Read in 2012
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Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

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The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
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Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

Scavenger Hunt

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3 February 2022

According to her web site this is Park Hyun Joo, a Korean movie director and screen writer, with a lengthy list of things she has done.

Walt found her on the internet the other day. 

I looked her up on Facebook and found she had an account and tried to become one of her friends, but her last interaction on Facebook was 2 years ago, and I doubt if she will see my note.  I would like to find out how to write to her.


Before Walt and I were married, I sponsored my very first child, through Foster Parents Plan.  It was a little Korean girl named Park Hyun Joo.  I don't know if this is the girl I sponsored, but the age is right (she's 62) and I would just like to find out if it is indeed my former sponsored child.

I sponsored her for 2-3 years, I think.  In those days, you could send things to your sponsored child and I sent her many things, but the thing I remember most is a big white teddy bear.  Somewhere in all my scrapbooks, I have a picture of her holding that teddy bear.

When it was her birthday one year, I had a party for her, inviting all of my relatives (who were quite confused about why they were celebrating).  I made a fruit cake, which I knew would not go stale if I mailed it.  I was working at the Physics Department at the time and we had a Korean student there who wrote "Happy birthday" for me in Korean, which I put on the cake before I sent it.

Thinking more realistically today, I'm pretty sure she never got the cake, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

She left the program when her father got a job, I seem to recall.  I don't  remember if I sponsored another child through Foster Parents Plan.  I know I had a couple from Christian Children's Fund, but I don't remember them and I don't believe I sponsored them for as long as I did Park Hyun Joo.  It was many years before I discovered Compassion.

I don't know if this is my child, but it would be fun if it were. 

I added the Month of Letters logo on this journal for the month of February.  The rules are that you have to send something through the mail every day for the month.  I figured that was a pretty easy thing for me to agree to, since I pretty much send something every day anyway.

I'm keeping a list of what I send and what I receive.  I haven't exactly sent a lot in the first two days, but have sent 3 post cards, one pen pal letter, and a letter to one of the Compassion kids.  I have received no personal mail the first two days of the month.

I'm also trying to organize one of my folders on my computer.  When I write to the Compassion kids, I send the letters via e-mail and each letter has 2 pages of photos that to along with it.

When I write the letters, I save each page of photos on my hard drive so I can make a word perfect file for each letter.  That way, when I write to the child again, I can see what I wrote last time and what photos I sent.

But I get backed up.

There are 8 kids to whom I have sent letters, whose photos I saved, but I didn't move them to WordPerfect with the text of the letter (Compassion sends me a copy of the text that I sent). 

So I have been going through all of my Compassion folders for 16 kids, making a folder to save all of the 2021 letters I wrote, and check to see if I have the most current letter saved.  It's a tedious task, but I will be much more organized when I finish.

I also finally copied my whole C drive onto an external hard drive.  With the computer behaving so oddly, I don't want to risk losing everything on my C drive (which includes every journal entry I've written!)


w O


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