Friday, September 5, 2008
Reunited, After All These Years

I spent a few days this past summer playing L.A. tour guide, driver, and interpreter. One of my highlights was to see Shinichi Yokoi, a Hiroshima man, meet a woman who had faithfully sent him gifts and letter while he spent his early years in an orphanage in Japan after World War II. The woman, Louise Lovinger, is 103 years old. She had saved all his childhood drawings and letters and mailed them back to him recently. They were able to finally meet face to face this summer. Oh, the kindness of strangers--never forgotten, even 50 years later.
posted by Naomi Hirahara @ 8:28 AM  
  • At February 21, 2011 2:51 PM, Blogger Pen and Ink said…

    This is simply the most amazing love story I have ever read. I too have saved letters sent to me by many friends and pen pals. Here's to happiness in every life you touch, with every road you travel on.

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