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Thi Mai Arrives

  • Date Submitted: 03/21/2010 10:33 PM
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Thi Mai Arrives It was a sunny Thursday, not too humid yet, in October of 1965. It was to all the people of Saigon, of the then "South" Vietnam, a normal day, not unlike the many others that had passed in that year. What those millions of Saigon residents DID NOT know as they filled their rice bowls for their mid day meals on that 24th day of the month, was that something incredible was taking place not too far from where they sat down to eat. Nguyen Hue was in the advanced stages of labor and was expecting the arrival of her third child very soon. She had already delivered one girl and one boy, and had the Las Vegas odds makers known of the impact her third child would have on the life of one David Harrison they would have set the odds at "even money" as to what the gender of her third baby would be. At 1:00 PM as the sun arced past noon and started it's decent toward evening, a cry was heard in the birthing room as Nguyen Thi Mai drew her first breath. Unknown to the then three year old David Harrison, who was blissfully playing with his baby brother Greg at that exact moment, in the rain soaked Washington State town of Longview, under the loving gaze of his Grandmother, Essie Harrison, was that the future love of his life had just arrived on planet earth, an ocean away...
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