This past weekend, we celebrated "Aunt" Vi's 90th birthday.
Later on his parents came to Japan and helped to build 3 of the missionary homes, including our house.
Aunt Vi's children came to help with the celebrations. Jim (we always called him Jimmy and it is hard for me not to do so) flew in from Tokyo and played the piano and fiddle.
John (or Johnny) came from Calgary and Anne Marie drove from New Jersey.
"Aunt" Belva came over from her duplex. She also was a fellow missionary and my dorm parent when I went to Miyazaki Christian School dormitory in the 1st grade.
We also had to celebrate my parents' 63rd anniversary!!
This is a picture of the missionaries in their early years.
The Ediger family
Here are the MK's (missionary kids) in front of our one-room schoolhouse. Anne Marie in the front row, the 2nd girl and my brother Doug is looking at her. Johnny is in the middle row by my brother Dave, who is
wearing a ball cap.
Johnny and Dave were in the same class, Anne Marie and Doug were in the same grade and Jimmy and I were in the same grade. However, the year I went to 1st grade, the Edigers moved to Tokyo, so really, Jimmy and I didn't become classmates until I went to highschool in Tokyo. We were in the 9th and 10th grade together; then our family came to the States.
This is a photo taken of 3 chunky missionary kids - Lawrence, Anne Marie and my brother, Doug. This photo was entered in a contest and won a prize.