Sunday, April 16th, 1978
Helen Gilmore came out to have lunch with us today. Then she swam for awhile. Helen Gilmore served in Africa with my folks. There were quite a few R.V.A. people here today for lunch and swimming. We were staying at the Baobob Hotel on Diani beach. Time has really changed, and been kind to the Baobob Hotel since I was in Africa. This popular beach spot is one of the many white sand beaches on the coast of Kenya. Many memories were made on these sandy beaches during my years in Africa. M.G. and I walked up the beach today. You could literally walk for miles up and down the beach and never see another person when I was in Kenya. I am sure time has changed since then, but these beaches are still some of the most beautiful in the world. The African waiters here asked if M.G. had two wives since Margie is always with us. Margie Bateman (Hampton) was with us on this trip joined by two of her daughters Tara and Lari. You can’t really blame the waiters for this question because if they went on vacation they would take all of their wives. I am sure my Mom and Aunt Margie got a kick out of this comment.