Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another year…

This morning Kimura-san, who is this year's head of our little enclave of families (in our part of town, every group of a dozen or so families appoints a "head" every year to distribute information and make sure everyone gets the word) knocked on our door so he could give us the nicely wrapped packets of tea the city had given him the day before. The tea was in recognition that the third Monday in September--Respect for the Aged Day--is almost upon us. The idea is that old people, age 70 and up, are "Living National Treasures," don't you see?

- Rick Kennedy, age 77 

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