Second Edition of *On The Spring Tide: A Special Kind of Courage.* (Cenografix, 1998) The lasting effect of 37 months in a Japanese prison camp (for civilians) on the remainder of a young woman's life. How even subliminal post-traumatic stress disorder, irrespective of the cause, can invade a family like second-hand smoke.
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Although born an optimist in many important ways, those three years left a legacy of unresolved anxiety and stress that tracked her for the rest of her life. An inspiring story of courage and love that holds lessons for us all.
January 29, 1945: "We wonder why the best people have to be the ones to die. Recently, everyday two or three people die from starvation."
February 3, 1945: "Oh wonder of wonders! I can hardly believe it! The Americans have come! It's too good to be true."
May 1991: "I used to think that we youngsters were the lucky ones at Santo Tomas, that our parents were the ones who really suffered from it all. But, I know now that there was plenty of harm done to go around."