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Blog posts : "Updates 2012"

December 2012 Update

December 18, 2012
Merry Christmas!
    In hot, humid Don Wai, we hear the jingling of harness and the breath
of the reindeer. Christmas is closing rapidly, and we are getting
little done so far. Christmas is a massive task, since not only do we
have the Great Unwashe…

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Changing of FOSH address

December 12, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
Years ago, my father, Johnny Bill Shea, a retired Wisconsin Aberdeen Angus cattle farmer, laboriously did the banking and scanning of checks for me. When pa was dying and could not do it, my brother Jack took the task until his eye…

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November 2012 Update

November 12, 2012
News from Sarnelli House!
    We are definitely at harvest time, with the evening temperatures falling and the big orange harvest moon hanging low in the sky. The children had their Halloween party a little early (October 28) and we had the party in…

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October 2012 Update

October 22, 2012

Hello from Sarnelli House!

                I am back after 5 ½ months of home leave. I had all my medical stuff done, and it was great to see family, friends, and benefactors. But it was really wonderful to return. The morning after Fr. Chuck and I re…

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August 2012 Update

September 13, 2012

The beginning and middle of August was more dry and dusty than wet and rainy which proved a worry for Sarnelli House’s thousands of rice seedlings that have already been planted on Jomp’s Farm. However by the end of August the rain became more fre…

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July 2012 Update

August 7, 2012

 July saw the rice planting completed on Jomp’s Farm and the other rice paddies ahead of time with the help of the 2 rice planting machines. To the great delight of the teenage girls all the weekends in July were not spent out in the mud and the r…

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July 2012 Update

August 7, 2012

 July saw the rice planting completed on Jomp’s Farm and the other rice paddies ahead of time with the help of the 2 rice planting machines. To the great delight of the teenage girls all the weekends in July were not spent out in the mud and the r…

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June 2012 Update (by Fr Mike)

June 23, 2012

HI FROM DUNDEE, WISCONSIN!

I have been back stateside for two months, and I have seen more damn doctors during this time than I ever met in my life! I think my medical expenses will put all their kids through college. I needed a new bridge, wh…

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June 2012 update

June 14, 2012

Greetings from Sarnelli House!

This month, I am taking over from Fr Mike Shea to write you the monthly update since he is away in USA visiting his sick sister and hunting for shekels for the kids. Fr Bird and Brother Keng are taking a one-month sp…

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May 2012 Update

May 10, 2012

Hi from Dundee, Wisconsin!

Right now, I am writing this letter from Wisconsin, U.S.A. Cow country! A cousin of mine, with whom I grew up, has serious breast cancer, with heart touble from the chemo, and the cancer has metasticized some…

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April 2012

April 7, 2012

Happy New Year To All!

         Thailand has three new years; the regular one on Jan. 1; Chinese New Year which lasts at least three days around the beginning of February (depending on the moon) and Thai New Year, which is April 13-16…

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March 2012

March 12, 2012

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL!

                A year ago, I had O’Connor cousins here and they brought corn beef to cook with cabbage for all our workers, especially the drivers and farm workers, etc. We cleaned out every liquo…

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February 2012

February 21, 2012

I remember when I entered the novitiate in June 1958. We were together with the class ahead of us, who were 6 weeks from taking their first vows. During their training of our class, they warned us about the ennui and depression of the “tunnel month”,…

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January 2012

January 28, 2012

January was a wild month and I never got around to writing a newsletter. I apologize for this! Also, the Green Bay Packers blew the playoffs, so a great angst set in for a while!

I am helping train three newly ordained Redemptorists here at S…

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