An Atomic Spark from a 1937 Yearbook

This is very much worth our reading and remembering. Many suffered world wide.

Masako and Spam Musubi

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima left a spark – a spark which grew into universal forgiveness and kindness.  From that unbounded forgiveness and kindness came a 1937 high school yearbook from a school that no longer existed – but its soul survived intact and gloriously
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Dad is simply a very quiet man.  For every word he spoke, mom must have said a bazillion words.  No wonder he was quiet.  (You know, it may have been better to write “every word he tried to speak”.)

But this past Sunday, June 10, dad was a songbird in Spring…even though mom was there.

Dad was eighteen again and back in Hiroshima, riding the train to school with his friend Aoki.  Carefree.  Young.  After 75 years, Dad was looking through his high school yearbook he probably never saw.

How I got that yearbook from 1937 for Dad is a story of unbounded kindness…

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19 thoughts on “An Atomic Spark from a 1937 Yearbook

  1. Cool, Colleen, I’ll check it out. Love the first paragraph of the post! Hope you have having some happy biking this summer. Sara is in Lexington till the 15th. She’s supervising the packing of our container.
    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  2. viveka says:

    Let us never forget …. I think this is one of the worst things that ever happen in a war …. and I hope that it will never happen again. Sufferings for generations. Thanks for the reblog.

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  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    Thank you, my Queen…

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  4. Yaz says:

    That was such a wonderful story, Colleen. In my eyes, forgiveness happens in the soul, and this person linked his Japanese past and his American present to lay it all to rest. Wow. I loved it. Thanks for the re-blog.

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  5. gita4elamats says:

    Such a sad anniversary. Never again! 😦
    A lovely, thoughtful gift for the father. 🙂

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  6. bikebrown says:

    What a wonderful gift for his father.

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  7. Lovely solemn reblog. Thank you.

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