Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Goodbye Yoshie!

Last night was the Farewell party for the Japanese students who have been visiting Spokane for the past three weeks.  It has been a busy, busy time, especially the past 4 days.  There were many, many tears last night, but lots of good memories  made with new friends too.  First the students danced a traditional dance for us and then they sang and danced to an American song.  After that, each student gave a speech about their time in America.  Here are a few pictures of the evening.
Traditional Song & Dance

American Song & Dance

 Group Co-ordinator, Tierra on the left, Yoshie and Yours Truly!

 Speech Time!  Yoshie is assisting with the microphone.

On Sunday afternoon we had the opportunity to attend a traditional Japanese Tea ceremony.  It was at another host families home.  One of the students brought everything from Japan.  His grandmother teaches the traditional tea classes. 

 He let Yoshie try her hand at it too.  It's amazing the steps that must be followed for this ceremony. 
We'll certainly miss Yoshie around here.  However, my mother-in-law flies in tomorrow from Nebraska to stay three weeks with us so the house won't be empty very long!  I'll have to enlist her support to tag the HUGE batch of items that are on their way from Portland today!  I'm told it's 7 large boxes and 3 garbage bags full!   I'll post pictures as soon as they arrive.

Meanwhile, tomorrow is my annual physical. :-(  Why do we dread these so much?  Hopefully it won't take long so I can get to the airport in time!

I'll be back very soon.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!




  1. rescueriders@yahoo.comAugust 10, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Saw you on a ravelry group. Thought you may be interested in this lady who lives in Japan and teaches knitting classes to people in the shelters and distributes knit items.

  2. Your house is going to end up reeeeeeeally full soon :-D

  3. Rescuerider-Thank you for the link. I'm going to look at it today!

    Nicole-Yep! What a wonderful problem to have!