"Today's Event special", Editor YOSHIDA selected special
Events April 21, Yoshida-selected
（The past records）
英語版（English edition）:April 21(900–The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.) (Kingdom of Tondo)
The Editor's memo for this day!
Thursday 19, April, 2018
As you see, this day's column "Events April 20, Yoshida-selected" has my personal experience with "Ocean Ranger" in the bottom five line of photos. Let me explain more in detail together with the photos below again.....
A business talk first came from one of the biggest customers back in my third stage of life as a top businessman, trucking company. Our main work was the transportation of cement, both packed and bulk, the latter with tank truck named "Jet Pack", which is so designed that the bulk cement is pushed into the cylo by means of the compressed air. In those days my company possessed the biggest number of the tank-trucks in Japan.
A sales man from the Mitsubishi Trading Inc. came to see me together with the sales man of the customer company, who happened to be a son of the then President of the customer company, cement manufacturing company.
The point was that some 400 tons of bulk cement was supposed to be transferred in the distance of some hundred kilometers and that in a short period of time. The point or my demand to the Rig captain was to place the rig along the shore so that the tank truck can connect the pipe for air compressor pushup the cement to the silo in the rig. He okayed my plan at the beginning.
However, on the very day of the first delivery, we came to know the rig was far away from the shore anchored, so that the tank trucks had to be carried by the barge taking so much time being almost unable to perform the delivery satisfactory! I vividly remember that I called the captain and yelled out "You promised you sure keep the rig ashore!!! Otherwise, we cancel the operation!!". The captain said "So sorry, this is beyond my power, being the demand of the company...". I remember that was the first time I ever yelled out angry in English so big that the cement manufacturing salesman mentioned before was so surprised saying later time, "I have never seen and heard such scene before, a Japanese yelling out angry in such a native-like English!!". Ha, ha.
After all, however, we were obliged and had to find the way somehow to accomplish the operation and that with 24-hour operation days and nights!
The captain and the cement Manufacturing company salesman all seemed so surprised and sincerely appreciated our operational efforts. The pint was that I and the captain promised that after the operation finished successfully, I promised the captain to invite him in a famous Japanese first class restaurant for cheerio. However, when the time came, he suddenly called me and said, "I really appreciate and thankful for your kind invitation... However, I am so exhausted and my next new move order came, so that let me accept your very kind offer by words and thanks indeed."
A few years later, I came to know of the miserable information of the rig "Ocean Ranger" sunken with all the men... Amen....
Oh, I almost forget to comment something! You know what?! With my crippled leg and foot with no braces those days only with a stick in my left hand, I walked the stair steps climbed a top of the rig mast after the captain!!! By the way, the walking cane happened to be a present for my 20th birthday by an American polio artist, Mrs. Ann Adams, whose episode is seen "An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist".
today@VOA & NYTimes.com
This column is for editing what I call "the illustrated stories" with photos related with the events and news, so that the visitors could enjoy the stories in a visual ways. The former, "today@VOA" deals with historical events with the exception of week-ends, and the latter with stories who lived and dead with more than a hundred years old of his or her lives. My interest in the latter one comes from my strong will of living more than a hundred of years trying to make it with a thought of my mother who lived until 102, or my personal wish and will to live a life of the so-called "The longest lived Hibakusha(A-bomb survivor) with my thought of "Ms. Elbina Deans, the longest-lived suruvivor of the Titanic", and another target of a 119-year-old Filipina, Puerto Princesa, with the title of oldest living person in the Guinness Book of World Records.
"On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution begins after British troops..."
|On This Day in American History
On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution begins after British troops march into Lexington, near Boston, where armed minutemen are waiting for them on the town’s common green. The British order the Patriots to disperse, but the ‘shot heard around the world’ is fired from an undetermined gun, and the revolution begins.
"1775 The American Revolution begins(HISTORY)"
"On April 18, 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake kills hundreds..."
Among the visitors may think "This is the one seen in 'Events April 18, Yoshida-selected' yesterday"...?? Yes, you are right! My selection is a sort of real time one from the Wikipedia! The only difference is that the photo here far the right one top is replaced with the one the VOA.com shows!!!
(The -photo-attached file)(194.49KB)
|On This Day in American History
On April 18, 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake kills hundreds of people and topples 28,000 buildings. The quake is caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault and is felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles, California. More than 80 percent of the city of San Francisco is destroyed.
Oldest survivor of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake dies at 113
"1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake(HISTORY)"
「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist」Please click: "Mrs Ann Adams, polio artist" & "Ann Adams" for more information!!
This editor's hidden talent is the English recitation of 1. "Lord's Prayer " ２. "The Lion's Code of Ethics" ３. "Youth "
４. "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address" 5. "My Way "
I am fond of English language. My history of English language studying dates back when I was in night-time high school. I was obliged to give up higher education because of my father's early death right after the Hiroshima atomic bomb drop.