1966 Yap and the Outer Islands… A Photo Journal (Part VIII)

Part VIII: The People

Continued from Part VII:  Quotes from the Diary (Part B) – “... Now our soda is out of the refrigerator and the baby is in (it)”

With this section of this photo journal, I’m just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves as a picture is worth a thousand words as we all know.

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My mom with a huge "Rai" Yap Stone Money (© Damon Tucker)

5 Responses

  1. Hi Damon, I knew your uncle Bob on Yap back then and have at least one photo of him with my sister, Merni. My dad was an engineer and responcible for power and water sanitation on the island from 1864-67. Would enjoy seeing more photos – I have many of the people, including the Americans. I always enjoy hearing from former TT dependants.

    • I saw your comment and will connect you to my uncle through Facebook.

      Just for clarification though… I think you are talking 1964-67.

      I have many more pictures… but will wait for a later day to publish all of them as I would like to release them the right way.

  2. Very much enjoyed this blog and the wonderful photographs. You should consider making them available to a photo archive such as the Micronesian Seminar or the University of Hawaii. I am very interested in the life and handicrafts of Micronesia and have written the book Arts and Crafts of Micronesia. Check out my facebook page by that name.

  3. These are nice pictures Damon. I am from the island of Eauripik, I reside in Washington state now. I was 12 years old when some of these pictures were taken. I reconized some of the people in some of these pictures. Thank you for sharing these pictures. Nice to see pictures from awhile back.

    Thanks again,
    David

  4. Aloha.

    Mahalo Damon for sharing these priceless shots! Love it! Not a t-shirt in sight. (except for the visitors–the things people retain.) Beautiful people living a beautiful life with all the ups and downs. Wonderful family history.

    I was peace corps volunteer in Samoa. Maybe similar to Yap in the way life changes yet stays the same. (Hate to say though how the ecology the people depend on is tanking.) Really enjoyed the journal entries. Thanks for sharing a special time.

    Be well, Paulo.

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