However, back to work teaching Korean children and adults to prepare them for their future in a globalized world. Then I found out that my dear friend from the film business years in the Philippines had passed away. He had struggled for some time with major heart attacks and other ailments. I know that he was getting ready to meet his maker and was quietly making preparations. One of his last wishes was for some of his remains after cremation, to be buried at sea.
Nick was a sailor, a fellow band of brothers who served in the Vietnam War. Nick would not brag about it but he was with the Navy Seal Team Recovery units that went into heavy hostile fire to recover US and Allied pilots who had been shot down inside NORTH Vietnam. We shared enough to respect each other as comrades-in-arms, a bond that had a special meaning for us. Henry Strzalkowski, another PIGS IN SPACE (actor’s group in Philippine film making) founding member, was able to arraign through Ed, a relative, to go out to sea in Subic Bay. Sunday we scattered Nick’s remains after a simple ceremony and sharing of our last thoughts. Ed gave the litany for burial at sea and we shared a meal together afterwards.
|Henry and I at Subic Bay Yacht Club.|
|Steve Rogers, Nick Nicholson, Don Gordon Bell, Henry Strzalkowski, (1985)|
Makati, Metro Manila, P. I.
|Henry is also a darn good vocalist.|
Northern Samar Province
|Tim's son NoyNoy Daniel Ramey|
|Juralyn's daughter Nathalie, 7 years old.|
|NoyNoy, held by Grandma is overwhelmed with toys!|
|UeChiRyu, Okinawan Karate School-Manila Polo Club.|
Don, Romano, Grandmaster George Mattson, Sensei Robert Campbell (tallest).
|Of course, Romano is showing his age but in great shape, body, spirit, and mind.|