Friday, August 14, 2009
Okinawa Memories Part VI
Wearing The Jumper and Blouse
An ABC News Journalist
She currently does 20/20 news magazine for ABC News. Starting in March of 2006 Elizabeth anchored the ABC Evening News with Bob Woodruff. When Bob Woodruff was injured in Iraq she continued the broadcast by herself until she took a leave of absence for having her second child. Elizabeth's father was stationed on Okinawa and later in Germany where I ran into Elizabeth again at the officers' club in Frankfurt. She was then in sixth grade and had grown very tall. That was the spring of 1974. In 1980 Elizabeth graduated from Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg, Germany. You can learn more about Elizabeth Vargas by clicking here: http://usliberals.about.com/od/thepressandjournalist1/p/EVargas.htm
This is a pic of my first grade girls for Japanese Girl's Day. I think Elizabeth Vargas is the little girl in the second row on the far right. She has a short pixie haircut.
Final comment: I had completely forgotten about her until the night in 200? I was watching Elizabeth host the 20/20 show on the book, The Da Vinci Code. All thru this 20/20 show I kept being drawn to Elizabeth's eyes. Finally I said to Jack who was also watching the show that I had the weirdest feeling that I had seen those eyes in real life but I couldn't figure out how I would have ever met Elizabeth Vargas. So I went to bed.
When I awoke the next day I suddenly remembered that I had had a cute little petite girl with dark hair in my first grade class my first year on Okinawa. It was like my unconscious brain had solved the problem while I was asleep. So I ran to get this class photo. Well, they look alike in the face? Could it be? So then I ran to my computer and did a bio search for Elizabeth and learned that she had graduated from Heidelberg American High School the spring of 1980. Well, that's it. I did remember those eyes. Strange huh?