It was roughly forty-three degrees this Sunday afternoon in the small town of South West Rocks.
The locker room was gross, and I hated the smell of chlorine. The teacher made us swim one-by-one while the rest of the class watched.
I wore the same blue bathing suit every week. And I was bored. Listen and subscribe in Apple Podcasts or wherever you podcast.
I thought I could already swim just fine. One night, in the midst of my complaining, my mom sat me down in the family room of our house in Olympia. Years ago, it was a matter of life and death. My mom left Vietnam with my dad and my sister, who was one and a half at the time.
They fled by boat. There were no life jackets.
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I never complained about swimming lessons again. She was a little girl when our families fled by boat in And a while back she asked me — would you like to see it, too? She had some lingering questions, and she wanted answers while the people who remembered were still alive.
One day Kristie and her sister were there. The next day, they were gone. As we were riding there on a bus, I asked Kristie what she remembers thinking our families were getting into when they escaped.
I chose a red sweater. I was ready to go on a tour, not an escape. Even so, she instantly spotted the big tree she used to play under as a little girl.
One day, Kristie and her sister were there. She calls him Cau Tu — Uncle 4 — so I call him that, too. As we crowded around the coffee table and peeled the seafood with our bare hands, I felt a connection with this place. Then I remembered something.
He told me he always saw something special in them and hoped his escape would inspire them to do the same. His wife, Nguyet was the other student.
My dad had wanted to inspire people with his escape, but the opposite had happened. His funeral was still going on the next day, and I went. I had so many questions. I introduced myself to Nguyet and told her who my father is.
She said it was seen as a warning for others who were thinking of escaping. No one was allowed to talk about what happened. No one was allowed to memorialize her. It was a dark, scary time. The boat Thanh and Kristie's families escaped in wouldn't have been so spacious as this one, which Kristie described as "luxurious.
This farm, so unassuming and peaceful, this was the spot where they all left Vietnam nearly 40 years ago. The plan was to take a couple of boat rides and make it to a refugee camp in Malaysia. But despite the careful planning, everything went wrong that night.I was lucky to escape with my life.
After I came back so much had changed, so many of my friends had died or had moved away,” he said. He recalls how the horrors of war followed him home while he was on leave after marrying his childhood sweetheart. As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.
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