After the post on Tuesday remembering my dad, a friend who used to work with my parents in Pakistan sent me another fun photo. It is of my mom and dad (and my older sister), and Hu and Bettie (and their eldest son) on board a ship bound for Pakistan in 1956.
Aren’t they two fine looking families?
If you’re interested in knowing what life was like for Americans in Pakistan in the 1950’s and 1960’s, I heartily recommend Bettie’s book: The Day The Chicken Cackled: Reflections On A Life in Pakistan
Their second son, Jonathan Addleton, also wrote a book about his childhood in Pakistan, called Some Far and Distant Place It is excellent!
More recently Jonathan wrote a book on Mongolia, which came out of his experience as a USAID Officer and later US Ambassador. The book is called Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History (Adst-Dacor Diplomats and Diplomacy Series). (I haven’t read it yet, but I’m sure it’s good since Jonathan is an excellent writer!)
Thanks, Aunt Bettie for sending along that photo! I should have titled this post “Books by Addletons!”
Not to detract from this post regarding the Addleton’s experience, insights and significant contributions overseas, but In surveying this wonderful photograph I can see the Sam Pittman – Elvis connection.