I've had a couple people ask me off-line about some of Anita's comments. Anita was on a trip, through Rotary International, in Japan when the huge earthquake struck. Prior to her leaving for Japan, I'd given her a bit of a 'lecture' about disaster preparedness and earthquakes; not something I would normally do, but something I felt compelled to do. Anita made it safely home, and in traditional Japanese style, presented me with this gift. I will treasure it always.
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