Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Burst of Energy

In the Summer of 1993 my oldest son’s grandfather and grandmother, while I was slaving away at my job as a Team Leader & Mental Health Therapist at the local clinic, took Danny, my wife, and the other two children … Continue reading

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Playing Basketball

January 29, 2009 (Korean time) at about 2:00 p.m., I put on my rucksack and Chicago Bears baseball-type hat and started out for my constitutional walk.  I planned to stop by a billiards hall to check out the fee for … Continue reading

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The Year of the Ox has arrived

Growing up in a small town in Southern Illinois we called the lunar new year the Chinese New Year.  suppose we did that because the newspapers, radio, & TV news reported it that way.  I don’t really know if that’s … Continue reading

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A visit from sister-in-law and husband

Yesterday afternoon I went to my health club to spend some time in the sauna, ride the stationary bike, and chat with some of the other members.   Overall, I admit disappointment in trying to make friends casually with Koreans. Unless … Continue reading

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-It’s a boy

Micah Robert Hesterly has arrived in fine fashion, born January 19, 2009.  He weighed 7.02 lbs. and measured 20” long.  Mother and son are doing fine and soon will be going home to Ooltewah, TN to begin adjusting to life … Continue reading

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It’s a great day at the Hesterly House in Pyeongnae, Korea.

My wife (Won Kum) and I received an email message from my son in Ooltewah, TN, close to Chattanooga, TN, that a blessing would soon come our way in a little bundle of joy.  My son Danny said that he … Continue reading

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Adventures in South Korea

Hi family & friends, Yesterday, January 17, 2009, Won Kum went to her great niece’s (So-yeong) one-year birthday party in Seoul.  The one-year-old birthday celebration is held in high regard by Koreans.  In this case the celebration took place at a large restaurant … Continue reading

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