April 21, 2011

Blog Birthday!

Today was this blog's birthday! This will be Here and There Japan's fifth year. The first post was about our pet turtle, Ethel. She lived 19 years. Here is the post about her funeral. She had a quiet life, but she had a few adventures, too.

Ethel's ancestors were probably from the southeastern United States, but she came from Sendai. That's where I bought her 22 years ago. The coastal area of Sendai was hit by the tsunami on March 11, 2011. Please read the post about Sendai below.


J.L.Decker said...

Hey there I enjoyed reading your blog. Good stuff! Working and writing for kids is really rewarding. Keep up the good work!

Sadami said...

Dear Annie,
Happy, happy blog birthday!! Please keep up both blog and your writing for kids. I'm a picture book illustrator born in Japan & Sydney basedʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
Kind regards,Sadami