well boys and girls
after 45 years
of searching for my woodworking teacher
Mr lincoln morinaga
my woodworking teacher and mentor
in a federal penetentiary
thanks to my LJ buddy
(who found him for me , (google search)
here we are together
and here is the gift i made for him
to thank him for how he changed my life for the better
we had a great visit
when i first talked to him on the phone about 3 months ago
he wasn’t able to place me
but this time he saw me
“hi mitchell , you used to be a good looking kid “
and i responded ,
“so did you”
his wife rosie laughed .
i got to show him some of my work over the years
from my photo stash in the computer
(no internet access there)
after my stay in the ‘pen’
he went on to run a school class for the seabees for the U.S. navy
(he had been in the seabee’s during the second world war)
and was made Master Sargent for this work .
he kept looking at his box
” you are an artist , mitchell ,
all my work looks like straight sticks ” !
he had to go to see the grand kids
so our visit was short ,
come back again soon he said .
it was so good to see him
after all these years ,
and have the opportunity
to thank him
for all he did for me
from his kind and caring heart .
thank you all for sharing this moment with me
God bless you all !
we can spend more time together
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle