Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sad News

My wife found out yesterday that her older sister died. Her name was Tiem and she spent her entire 71 years residing in the small, rural, village outside of Korat, Thailand. It was where my wife was born and spent her first 20+ years before moving away. But her sister Tiem, as well as several other brothers and sisters never left the village. I made three trips there, including the one I made in 1975 for our wedding. My wife's family was great to me--especially Tiem. She was eaisly my favorite sister-in-law. She will definitely be missed.

Below are a couple photographs taken on a trip back in 2001 when my wife and I took our four grandchildren to Thailand. The body of water is a large reservoir used to irrigate crops. It also made for a great swimmin' hole. That's Tiem playing with the kids.

I don't know exactly how this fits in with the theme of this blog except that there are good reasons to take care of yourself. Please do and enjoy your life!!


Debs said...

I don't know you, but condolences/ kwam sia jai ka to your wife. Tiem looks very kind, taking time to play with the kids, who look like they're having a great time.

Dave Clary said...


Khrap kuhn mach--my wife appreciates the sentiment. Tiem was great with the kids, and I had to be careful because every time I turned around she was trying to feed me.

By the way, if you are interested, my website (link on the right side) has more pictures from that trip, as well as some photos from 1975 (in the Clary Family Album link).

Thanks again!

Debs said...

Those are nice pictures. I spent a semester in Thailand in college and miss it. Always enjoy seeing pictures.