Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Greetings


George said...

Just like that song of old: "I'm Dreaming of a Christmas in Taipei."

Best wishes and Happy Holidays to all.

Don said...

Can't say that I've ever heard that one, George. Couldn't find anything on the web with that title either. Do you remember any of the lyrics?

George said...


I can't remember all of the lyrics but I seem to remember that it starts with

"I'm dreaming of a Taipei Christmas, Just like the ones at TDC. Where the boys were merry, back then celebrating at Club 63."

I think that's how it goes.

Anonymous said...

I remember being in Taipei Xmas of 73, waiting in line for the Toy shop to open to buy some of the fews available toys (located across from the the HSA rental motor pool).
Still there during XMAS of 77, 78 and seeing many less military on island fighting for many more toys than we had in 73.


Victor said...

Dec 25 didn't become a national holiday in Taiwan until 1963, in the name of Constitution Day(the establishment of the ROC Constitution was proclaimed on Dec 25, 1947). A story says the head officers of MAAG made this suggestion to Madam CKS, who was a pious Christian, and she asked her husband to find out a way to make Dec 25 a holiday without any religious reason.
Dec 25 is no longer a holiday in Taiwan ever since 2001.

Anonymous said... late on seeing this. I remember Dad upped my allowance so I could shuttle down the mountain and buy gifts at the exchange. Felt so independent. Wait...I was a dependent. Never mind. :)