We received a phone call from our daughter reminding us that April 27 is the annual "Bring Your Daughter to Work" day.
We were really pleased with that information. Unfortunately or fortunately, our daughter is in Japan on business.
We wish we could visit her at work in Tokyo, today. Japan has always fascinated us. She planned to visit Kyoto on this trip, but discovered this is Golden Week, when everyone is on holiday and that hotel reservations are impossible to find. She wanted to stay at a country inn, but those reservations have to be made six weeks in advance, and only by letter.
It is wonderful to see how different and yet the same, our world can be.
The flight to Japan was about 16 hours long and returning will take about 12 hours. The difference is because on the way to Japan, there was a stopover at San Francisco and they are landing in Osaka. She took the bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo to the delight of her rail-fan father. The return trip is direct from Tokyo.
We are looking forward to hearing about Japan firsthand from Lynne, a 1984 graduate of Oyster Bay High School.
What is so wonderful about education is how it enriches everyone in the family.
We hope you have a chance to bring your daughter to work or visiting her there, if that is what you are up to.
And as for a tiein with Oyster Bay - education may be expensive, but the rewards for us and society are immense. Remember that as you think about the budget vote.
Things that are worthwhile aren't always cheap, but if they are truly worthwhile, they are lasting. We plan to pull the yes lever at the budget vote on Tuesday, May 16. - DFK