I continue to work on Japan and visited Japan 12 times
(monthly) in 1993. I spent a total of 5 months there this
year. We were all extremely busy!! This has been a
breakthru year for our business with a current total of
three customers. This includes NTT, the largest customer
in the world for telecommunications. I was selected and
sent to MIT in the spring and the fall for seminars on
Japan. AT&T has had a great year with a large
increase in the value of the stock. This allowed Bob
Allen to buy McCaw Cellular for $12.6B. We're on a roll.
I plan to spend a week in Hawaii in December on vacation.
I took a two-day vacation to see Plymouth, Massachusetts
including the burial site of two of my 5 ancestors on the
Mayflower. In July, I spent 4 days at the exceptional
Western Reserve Historical Library in Cleveland working
on the Family Tree. I made some wonderful discoveries.
This month, I made a day visit to Connecticut to see the
graves of the first 4 generations of the Maltby
family in America. This was quite special since my middle
name, my father's middle name and my grandfather's middle
name is Maltby. I did research in the Yale Library
confirming discoveries previously made. There was very
little personal time in 1993!
In June, we had a family reunion in Dallas with my
father, brother and his wife to commemorate the 10th
anniversary of my mother's death. When my father visited
me in August, I bought both of us new Macs to aid our
family tree work. Some of my discoveries on our
ancestors: Found we have common ancestors with at least
10 U.S. Presidents, which makes them distant cousins. I
discovered 3 pairs of double ancestors 12 generations
back! I researched many incredible ties to Yale
University including the first student. Another tie: Samuel
Maltby was one of just two students who were
graduated from Yale in the class of 1712. First Comer and
namesake, Judge William Maltby, a friend of
Cromwell, came to America after Charles II restored the
monarchy in 1660. First Comer Thomas Nash made the
first clock in America. First comer Thomas Farrar
was a victim of Witch trials 300 years ago in
Massachusetts. He was thrown into prison in Boston at age
75 for 7 months because a 14 year old girl saw him pinch
her in her dreams. Many more fancinating
discoveries . . .
- Major upheavals in governments in Japan and
Canada. Another coup in Russia (should number
these for easier reporting). PLO and Israel
recognize each other. German economy in trouble
because of spending on the East. VW goes on 4 day
week to stay in business.
- Largest snowfall in 100 years on East Coast.
- Worst floods in Midwest in 100 years. Sad.
- NAFTA passes. Perot losses debate to Gore.
- Hillary and Bill Clinton propose socialized
medicine but carefully avoid calling it what it
is. Use credit card as symbol. Promise it can
never be taken away, but fail to say who will pay
the bill. Don't ask. Don't tell. Hello.
- Haiti, Somilia and Bosnia demonstrate the limits
of outside power to save people from the errors
of their own history and leaders. Learn.
- Federal debt approaches $5,000,000,000,000!