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June 20, 2013

Johnny B

By Santy Asanuma —-

Palau in the 1970’s was truly lively. I was in my adolescent (teenage) years and was impressionable with what life in Koror had to offer. Though there was less in those days, it seemed that life had so much promise and excitement. The road was paved for the first time since after the Second War. Flush toilet became a luxury that took many years to replace the outhouses called benjo or orchortoll where outdated Sears Roebuck thick picture catalogs or cardboard boxes were the common toiletries of those days. Though organized entertainments were far and wide in availability, sources of awe and excitement were plenty. Johnny B was greater than life itself for a teenage boy like me then. It was sensational to see him sing for the first time.

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