A Long Way from Saigon: Phin's Memoirs: From Bar Girl to Dignity

A Long Way from Saigon: Phin's Memoirs: From Bar Girl to Dignity

by Josephine Stockton

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ISBN-13: 9780971992924
Publisher: Truman Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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It's a long, long way from Vietnam to middle-America if measured in miles. If measured in heartbeats-of pleasure and pain, of love and hate, of hope and despair, of laughter shared and tears fallen-it's much, much further. I hadn't thought back to my past much at all, not for many years. Well, maybe in those quiet moments between wakefulness and sleep when I am weakest, when my thoughts have a will of their own. Otherwise, I have avoided the pain of dwelling on what seems now to have been another life. But as I sit watching the play Miss Saigon, a torrent of old memories that I have so long suppressed suddenly come flooding over me, threatening to drown me in waves of emotion.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 LIFE IS BUT A JOURNEY
Chapter 2 HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS
Chapter 3 THE DRAGON AWAKES
Chapter 4 BLUE SKY BAR, 1967
Chapter 5 LOVE IS A MINEFIELD
Chapter 6 WAR COMES TO SAIGON
Chapter 7 LIFE GOES ON
Chapter 8 SOME HARD LESSONS
Chapter 9 COULD THIS BE LOVE?
Chapter 10 CIRCLE OF LIFE
Chapter 11 THREE TIMES LUCKY
Chapter 12 1973 - THE EXODUS BEGINS
Chapter 13 FROM A JACK TO A KING
Chapter 14 TRUE LOVE WAYS
Chapter 15 FINAL EXODUS
Chapter 16 ISLANDS IN THE SUN
Chapter 17 A NEW LIFE BEGINS
Chapter 18 MOVING ON TO BIGGER THINGS
Chapter 19 ADIOS, DANNY!
Chapter 20 ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Chapter 21 MISSISSIPPI
Chapter 22 WEDDING BELLS
Chapter 23 GROWING PAINS
Chapter 24 EXPANDING HORIZONS
Chapter 25 A GREATER CHALLENGE
Chapter 26 THE SMOKE CLEARS
Chapter 27 FAMILY IS EVERYTHING
Chapter 28 GAMES FAMILIES PLAY
Chapter 29 LIVING BY A CODE AGAIN
Chapter 30 LOW IN OHIO
Chapter 31 THE HEARING
Chapter 32 CROSSTRAINING IS GOOD...
Chapter 33 A GRANDMOTHER, SO SOON?
Chapter 34 A PAT ON THE BACK NEVER HURTS
Chapter 35 EMPTY NEST
Chapter 36 A LITTLE APPRECIATION
Chapter 37 THE MYSTERY ILLNESS
Chapter 38 TEAM PLAYERS
Chapter 39 THE BEGINNING OF DAN'S ILLNESS
Chapter 40 WAITING FOR THE WORST
Chapter 41 LOOKING UP?
Chapter 42 PRIORITIES CHANGE
Chapter 43 ACCEPTING THE INEVITABLE
Chapter 44 A FITTING FAREWELL
Chapter 45 CARRYING ON
Chapter 46 VIETNAM, HERE WE COME
Chapter 47 BACK IN THE USA
Chapter 48 AS THE CURTAIN CLOSES...

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