OCT 19, 18 (Part 1 of 2) .. DAD .. WE HEARD YOU WERE HERE DAD .. And The Dinkey Bird Is Singing In The Amfalula Tree!

As I was getting ready to prepare my breakfast this morning (over here in Seoul, South Korea, it is now actually Saturday morning the 20th) when I opened up one of the kitchen drawers here in Terry and Kathy’s kitchen ..

I heard some very faint and very shy little voices speaking to me ..

” Dad ! We heard you were here Dad ! “

” Dad ! You don’t mean it Dad ! “

” We have joined your team. We are now  part-and-parcel of your very own Traveling Bobbsey Team Dad ?”

” Oh Yes. Yes Indeed little plastic ‘sporks’ and ‘black knife’. You’re on the Traveling Team.”

” You guys are just-what-I-need on this trip. In fact, you are absolutely, 100%, perfect.”

Just in case you don’t recall the Story of The Dinkey Bird, if you want to refresh your memory, click onto the below link.


You may notice my small collection of food-stuffs in their kitchen. Lemon-Lime Gatorade, Chocolate Ensure, my Zone Food Bars and Raisin Bran.

Smiling .. Cap

Yes I very well may-be-losing-it .. BUT .. I am having fun.

After watching, on the plane from Seattle to Seoul, after ‘really getting into’, the 1-hour 57-minute HBO special, ‘Come Inside My Mind’, detailing the life of Robin Williams, this morning I really feel like embracing my own mental illness issues.

“Great Captain, good prep for your talk this evening at the Birthday Meeting.”

“I’ll just ask them if they knew Bob Earll and then explain that Bob was one of my heros.”

5 thoughts on “OCT 19, 18 (Part 1 of 2) .. DAD .. WE HEARD YOU WERE HERE DAD .. And The Dinkey Bird Is Singing In The Amfalula Tree!

  1. Patti Boone

    Glad you stayed in for another day of rest and getting used to the 17 hour time difference. Nice visit on the phone just now with you and Peter. Looking forward to hearing about your speaking at the Birthday Meeting! Will stay tuned!! Love, hugs, Patti

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      My goal .. My focus if-you-will .. remains Irkutsk. I am not willing to risk that goal by doing anything foolish or in-any-way risky. By staying inside here in this amazing high-rise-flat, I eliminate a lot of unknown variables. NOT THAT THERE ARE NO RISKS INSIDE ANY HOME because there certainly are. But IF I were to fall, hit my head, and die or be seriously injured, at least Terry and Kathy would find me and know what to do. This clarity of mind is part of why I feel able and qualified to be over here. Much Love. Thanks. Cap

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      I was deeply touched by the HBO feature movie about his life. THANKS for this info. His suicide was one enormous shock to all who knew and who loved him. Cap

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