My son Damon is talking to his wife in Ecuador, in front of the Mansion House. My Grandmother Betty writes in her diary, of which I brought a copy, she was glad to get back to the Mansion House in Baguio after touring the mountains with the government delegation. Her husband, Joseph Ralston Hayden wasContinue reading “Baguio, Philippine Islands”
Never have I been in a cave with NO safety rails or steps, where they were surely needed! But our guide took good care of us. Made for an authentic experience! Baguio, Philippine Islands. As we traveled we read my grandmother Betty’s letters written in 1933, when she traveled here as part of her husband’sContinue reading “Sagada, Philippines”
We went to the towering rice terraces at Malicong. It was a tiny village with only homestays available. Our hostess made us feel welcome, made us dinner and breakfast and her nephew and son were our guides through the terraces.Warm hearts, sticky rice, vegetables, chicken and cold showers. It was lovely.
Notice on the map, to the lower left is an open field with the Acacia tree. Near it is a line representing a freshly dug ditch 5 feet deep and six feet wide. It was to be the mass grave for the 2,000 civilians in the camp. that very day. This photo today shows aContinue reading “The Acacia Tree at Los Baños Camp”
The Americans of the 11th Airborne Division used this map to plan the rescue. You can see the double line, which was the fence. In the lower right there is a road into the camp, and it crosses Boot Creek. The small box to the left side of the road is a Japanese guard house.Continue reading “Map of Los Baños camp, WWII”