Dear Fumie and the Japanese  ValidationTeachers Association,

I am so happy that you are forming an AVO.  I do miss coming  to Japan and being with you.  I remember all the fun times we have had together.  I miss the onsen(spelling?) and the festivals. I am so grateful to you all for

your help in teaching Validation skills to give dignity to the Japanese very old people and their families.  That is wonderful!

My  very best wishes,