Friday, March 11, 2011

Family News from Japan

Our son Darryl put this on his Facebook page:
So the earthquake was pretty bad in Tokyo, but at least the building stayed up. Most people stayed frozen at their desks; I went to the stairwell, stood in the doorframe and watched these cracks form. 

We assembled on the sidewalk and watched the building sway in the aftershocks. Since the trains were all stopped I walked home (90 min). There are still streams of people heading home even now.
We also spoke with him via Skype.  His almost 4-year-old daughter Kayo is still frightened.  They went out for a few groceries and it was a struggle to return home.  So many people who would have been on the subway were walking towards them that he had "to fight his way" through.