Karen Hurston My Life Story in Pictures

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Karen Hurston: My Life in Pictures : 

Karen Hurston: My Life in Pictures I was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1953

When I was six months old, my parents took me on a freighter bound for Monrovia, Liberia. They had already served as missionaries in Liberia, 1948-1951 : 

When I was six months old, my parents took me on a freighter bound for Monrovia, Liberia. They had already served as missionaries in Liberia, 1948-1951

We returned to the States when I was five (we stayed in Florida via a freighter that went to Casablanca, Lisbon and NYC). Mom took me to a toy store for the first time in Lisbon, and allowed me to get any one item. I got black paper dolls. Was not too happy in the States…I missed my tribal friends. : 

We returned to the States when I was five (we stayed in Florida via a freighter that went to Casablanca, Lisbon and NYC). Mom took me to a toy store for the first time in Lisbon, and allowed me to get any one item. I got black paper dolls. Was not too happy in the States…I missed my tribal friends.

I was seven years old the first time we went to Korea, and fell in love with the culture and the Korean people. The scenes I remember in my childhood are not too typical for most American children, but those scenes stayed in my heart and mind. : 

I was seven years old the first time we went to Korea, and fell in love with the culture and the Korean people. The scenes I remember in my childhood are not too typical for most American children, but those scenes stayed in my heart and mind.

We returned to Florida for two years of furlough, and I went to junior high (middle school) at what is now Pensacola Christian Academy. : 

We returned to Florida for two years of furlough, and I went to junior high (middle school) at what is now Pensacola Christian Academy.

In 1967 we returned to Korea, and I was in 9th grade through my junior year. : 

In 1967 we returned to Korea, and I was in 9th grade through my junior year.

The summer after my junior year of high school, we returned to the States via Saigon and Jakarta. I graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 1971. : 

The summer after my junior year of high school, we returned to the States via Saigon and Jakarta. I graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 1971.

I spent my first year of college at Burge School of Nursing with my cousin Becky. Then I transferred to Bethany Bible College in Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz, California…and happily became a California girl for a while. : 

I spent my first year of college at Burge School of Nursing with my cousin Becky. Then I transferred to Bethany Bible College in Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz, California…and happily became a California girl for a while.

My junior year my boyfriend and I planned to marry in the future, but I was getting “cold feet.” When my parents invited me to accompany them to Saigon and take a trip around the world, I quickly said, “Yes!” We went to Tokyo, Seoul, and then Hong Kong. In Hong Kong I decided to break up with him. I had my 21st birthday in Bangkok, then spent six weeks in Saigon, then Beruit, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki and London before NYC. I broke up with him via cassette tape from Saigon (should never have dated anyone who had not been an ex patriate, preferably someone who grew up as an ex-pat in a developing country…greatly narrows down the options). : 

My junior year my boyfriend and I planned to marry in the future, but I was getting “cold feet.” When my parents invited me to accompany them to Saigon and take a trip around the world, I quickly said, “Yes!” We went to Tokyo, Seoul, and then Hong Kong. In Hong Kong I decided to break up with him. I had my 21st birthday in Bangkok, then spent six weeks in Saigon, then Beruit, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki and London before NYC. I broke up with him via cassette tape from Saigon (should never have dated anyone who had not been an ex patriate, preferably someone who grew up as an ex-pat in a developing country…greatly narrows down the options).

Then a second boyfriend, a second break-up, graduation from college, then Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, then returned to work in Korea 1976-1981. Am going to stop there: clothes in the washer need attention… : 

Then a second boyfriend, a second break-up, graduation from college, then Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, then returned to work in Korea 1976-1981. Am going to stop there: clothes in the washer need attention…

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