From July of 2000 to March of 2007, we lived in a bed and breakfast called the "Rice Lake Int'l House" in
the town of Miharu-machi in Japan. We shared a large room on the second floor. Miharu spent about $500,000 building it
and most of the interior was imported from Wisconsin and Rice Lake.
If you want to know more about the RLH or Miharu
check out the Link below and check out the Rice Lake House web site.
We left the Rice Lake House and the employ of the Miharu Board of Education and MIFA (Miharu International
Friendship Association) after nearly a 20 year affliation due to changing priorities on both sides.
Nevertheless, while we no longer work for Miharu (officially), I continue to support the Miharu
ABC Kids English Immersion Preschool program and Miharu Ensemble Foundation, and I will continue to consider Miharu to be
my hometown in Japan. (They can't get rid of me that easily.....ha,ha,ha,ha!)
Hopefully one day there will be another opportunity for me to serve the people and town that I love. Thank
you to the many good friends and other citizens who offered us good wishes, kindness, and emotional support during