Blog posts : "Updates 2013"

November 2013

November 8, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

                I hope this letter finds all of our friends happy and healthy. The kids had their Halloween party on the evening of November 2, and it was a bit muted. We stopped the night stuff in the cemetery. T…

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October 2013

October 9, 2013

 School is out and the natives are restless! I find herds of little boys trudging through our orchards, looking for fruit and bamboo shoots. Older boys are heading out to fish and hunt. Girls, young and old, sit morosely demanding trips to anywhere. …

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September 2013

September 5, 2013

Dear Friends!

                It is great to be back at Sarnelli House, after 7 weeks in the U.S., trolling for shekels! The kids greeted me like I was a rock star. (I think part of that was because of their expectations of gifts from the U.S.!! Eve…

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August 2013

August 10, 2013

The rainy season here in Northeast Thailand has been a good one – so good that the mosquitoes have taken advantage of the water everywhere and Dengue Fever has stricken a number of the children and staff at Sarnelli House. This season 16 children hav…

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July 2013 update

June 28, 2013

Dear Friends!

                Thank you so very much for your continuing interest, kindness and concern for our children. All our kids but two are now back to school. Even our blind kids are attending school at a public high school, Viengkham. Only …

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June 2013 Updates

May 20, 2013

Except for college, all the kids are back in school, and the staff are taking a seminar on how to treat kids according to law (and love). Kids have graduated, and four new children have arrived. One of the newcomers is nicknamed “Nut” (that gives us …

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May 2013 update

May 2, 2013

 The children are enjoying their two month school break, and the folks on the staff are grimly counting the days until they get them back in school. As folks on the other side of the world suffer through snowstorms and chilling weather, we on this si…

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April 2013 Update

April 5, 2013


School is out for two months. The older kids are working to make money for clothes, etc; the younger children who have willing relatives went home for a couple weeks. visiting for the first time since they joined us. Some of …

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March 2013 Update

March 18, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

                One of the greater high feast days the kids enjoy is St. Patrick’s Day! So, on March 17, the kids will have their annual party, and we will have a wee drop set aside for the staff afterwards.  The kids too…

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February 2013 Updates

February 19, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR (year of the snake)!

February has been quite a month, what with Chinese New year, and Valentine’s day! Girls were giving flowers to their favorite boys, and getting really angry at the staff for kidding them about it later. Obviously,…

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January 2013 Update

January 25, 2013

I am sorry for being so late in sending out the January newsletter! It is a lovely month; great cool weather here in Thailand, but also brings with it year-end reports, and also a scramble to try to raise funds by appealing to foundations and grant a…

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