The Grahams’ of Cochran County – Chapter 46

CONTINUATION OF SUNDAY IN KOREA – We are now into Sunday afternoon.  After the church services we went our separate ways.  I will be shopping for a new pair of shoes.  Read chapter 45 for the reason I now need some new shoes.

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Most of the citizens of South Korea in 1948 considered themselves practicing Buddhism.

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Little did I know as I left Korea in early 1949 that I would ever come back.  Fate would not have it.  More about the Korean War later.  I was looking forward to Occupation Duty on the Northern Island of Japan – Hokkaido.

 

 

 

 

 

The Grahams’ of Cochran County -Chapter 45

Read the left side first then the right side.

 

 

IMG_1014 (2)We continue with a week-end off duty and visiting the city of Seoul.  The pictures and comments under them speak for themselves but there will occasionally be comments 70 years after the tour in pre Korean War tour of duty.IMG_E1016.JPGIMG_E1017

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This little girl was wandering around like she was lost but probably was doing some errands for her mother and was slow walking it.

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Most citizens got their news about what was going on using the sidewalk news postings.

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After worship services we all go our different direction.  The afternoon I decided to visit the busy area of town where most of the well-to-do people shopped.  I was looking for a new pair of shoes.  I wore a perfectly good pair of GI shoes to worship.  In Korea you take your shoes at the entrance.  I stayed around a little longer than the others to talk to Brother Dong and when I got back to get my shoes someone had left me their ragged shoes and took my good shoes.  Bro. Dong was very apologetic and said that during the sermon he had noticed a fellow that had never been there before come in and stay awhile and then leave early.

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Part two of this Sunday afternoon will be covered in Chapter 46.

 

The Grahams’ of Cochran Count – Chapter 44

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The peace time in Korea was not all work.  I have put together some pictures of a typical weekend in 1948.  These pictures have captions underneath that tell the story.  Chapter 45 will deal with Sunday.

ADA96443-606A-43F2-A907-7FF8BA9E5131 A lumber cart

68C29581-70A2-4E33-937E-D3D2652DF050 Bicycle transporter

1DBE4C0A-CB6A-4E29-975C-F8DCA0BEDC20 Ambulance?

21D51601-C316-491E-88BC-2F4FFCC4F673 Feeding on the go

70154D64-628C-434B-944B-33F7B04F4E92 Helper following

FD7D9904-6A79-488C-BFF6-01AE70354524 Yoon, Sun Oh (friend)

5823B524-18CF-492F-84BF-0281E1C4DA6C Taxi

E7232721-0EBB-4790-9BA5-2D6555B84D98 Trolley – loaded

E2CFCAFC-A8F2-42EA-9516-EB4C747FD1A5 Off base on weekend pass

F3AE0C8D-9040-48C8-BD9E-5BA949BDB998 Come buy some goods

A5F4CD69-8013-45E4-B0DF-FEAC175A7EE8 Elegant hat

04772E74-8A87-4D63-940D-1FB6EEBD4E90 Don’t stumble

45CA73D1-21C0-4127-9A7C-359E1343EF10 Better stop

2E5655CD-992F-49AB-B196-D7A72E955628 Backache tonight

F63AE5A5-4078-4258-9278-AA467C4D47E8 Guess what is in that bag

F49617C6-6F18-458E-8D59-53CAC036402E I will fix your bicycle for you

C4AF8971-D588-4D57-83D6-A8B4EA8CBA9F Need a nail in that shoe?

07F84CD3-887E-464C-B01E-D56E1E3DAEA4 Where the east meets the west

2DF9B67F-33B5-4D57-A707-A40DA35B7169 Don’t mess with me, I have a gun

AEB7D103-4142-4F4F-BBE4-7192D30071EB Open air barbershop

DC5316EC-77FF-4F27-8E84-0712515DEDF1 Goods for sale

435745F5-8913-47EB-8CC0-D4D993D5CD92 Main living quarters

DB227846-B05A-48BE-99BC-60488617C6D8 Laundry day

A1FFF380-2B59-4152-A839-FD99A713612B Not much fish today

D02D579B-933B-4DEF-91EC-A544A5119063 Nice view of Seoul

DF5AD0F5-C200-454F-9833-434229889CA9 See you Sunday

As mentioned above, the next chapter will explore a typical Sunday in the Korean Occupation years before the Korean War broke out.

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The Grahams’ of Cochran Count – Chapter 44

The peace time in Korea was not all work.  I have put together some pictures of a typical weekend in 1948.  These pictures have captions underneath that tell the story.  Chapter 45 will deal with Sunday.

ADA96443-606A-43F2-A907-7FF8BA9E5131
A lumber cart
68C29581-70A2-4E33-937E-D3D2652DF050
Bicycle transporter
1DBE4C0A-CB6A-4E29-975C-F8DCA0BEDC20
Ambulance?
21D51601-C316-491E-88BC-2F4FFCC4F673
Feeding on the go
70154D64-628C-434B-944B-33F7B04F4E92
Helper following
FD7D9904-6A79-488C-BFF6-01AE70354524
Yoon, Sun Oh (friend)
5823B524-18CF-492F-84BF-0281E1C4DA6C
Taxi
E7232721-0EBB-4790-9BA5-2D6555B84D98
Trolley – loaded
E2CFCAFC-A8F2-42EA-9516-EB4C747FD1A5
Off base on weekend pass
F3AE0C8D-9040-48C8-BD9E-5BA949BDB998
Come buy some goods
A5F4CD69-8013-45E4-B0DF-FEAC175A7EE8
Elegant hat
04772E74-8A87-4D63-940D-1FB6EEBD4E90
Don’t stumble
45CA73D1-21C0-4127-9A7C-359E1343EF10
Better stop
2E5655CD-992F-49AB-B196-D7A72E955628
Backache tonight
F63AE5A5-4078-4258-9278-AA467C4D47E8
Guess what is in that bag
F49617C6-6F18-458E-8D59-53CAC036402E
I will fix your bicycle for you
C4AF8971-D588-4D57-83D6-A8B4EA8CBA9F
Need a nail in that shoe?
07F84CD3-887E-464C-B01E-D56E1E3DAEA4
Where the east meets the west
2DF9B67F-33B5-4D57-A707-A40DA35B7169
Don’t mess with me, I have a gun
AEB7D103-4142-4F4F-BBE4-7192D30071EB
Open air barbershop
DC5316EC-77FF-4F27-8E84-0712515DEDF1
Goods for sale
435745F5-8913-47EB-8CC0-D4D993D5CD92
Main living quarters
DB227846-B05A-48BE-99BC-60488617C6D8
Laundry day
A1FFF380-2B59-4152-A839-FD99A713612B
Not much fish today
D02D579B-933B-4DEF-91EC-A544A5119063
Nice view of Seoul
DF5AD0F5-C200-454F-9833-434229889CA9
See you Sunday

As mentioned above, the next chapter will explore a typical Sunday in the Korean Occupation years before the Korean War broke out.