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Old Friends Reunite

Yours truly gets together with ex-cabaret singer (see inset pic) from Tokyo, Japan, Takechan (pronounced Tah kay chan) the friendly version of her proper first name, Takeno, who performed through the 50s. The occasion was her 85th birthday and as you may observe...once a sailor always a sailor as she gets a grip on my wandering left hand to our mutual amusement. She always remembered me as I once upstaged her a bit and half in the tank, got on stage, put my white hat on her and dueted in Japanese to "Shina-no yoru" (China Night) Ha! Great memories to be sure.