Defining Moments

The 19th century (1801-1900) was a period in history marked by the collapse of the Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the German Empire and the United States, spurring military conflicts but also advances in science and exploration. [ref-19th_century]


The summer of ’65
like any other day
a middle age man,
a fair-haired woman
sat among a congregation
of friends
as they watched
in disbelief
monstrosities
that were taking
place in a country
they had only known
of, through
missionaries
who would
take holiday
in their home.

1966 Delta Airlines

Via chartered Delta Airlines,
that would be making stops
in Honolulu, Seattle,
San Fransisco, Dallas,  & Miami…
with each departure
left behind
a new family
My brother and I, were
chosen that night
our
long awaited
arrival date
June 1966
our new
hometown
Orlando Florida USA

Flight Captain
with Kwai, my new brother
Captain wife
with myself, his new sister
down
the steps
onto the tarmac
a middle age man,
a fair-haired woman
received
one boy, a son
one little girl, a daughter
a family they
had become.

a year, three days
from that
fate filled night
the summer in ’65

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