Ivy Rankin

Ivy Rankin
poisonfred@hotmail.com
Birthday:  04/20/81
Birth:  No
City:  Armidale
State:  N.S.W.
Country:  Australia
Marriage:  No
Arrival:  October 1990
Departure:  January 1992 ?
Family
Terry Rankin D&amp#39;ced Heather Rankin Armidale Australia Zoe Rankin Armidale Australia Roger Rankin Armidale Australia

Cassie Keene

Cassie Keene

cassiekeene@hotmail.com

Birthday:

05/07/81

Birth:

No

City:

Cedar Hill

State:

TX

Country:

U.S.A>

Marriage:

No

Spouse:

Arrival:

Feb. 1990

Departure:

Dec. 1991

Family

Mom – Lorraine Mantei (Then Keene) DeSoto, TX U.S.A. Dad- Donald Keene Brisbane, Queensland Australia Brother- Daniel Keene New York, NY U.S.A. Brother- Kendall Keene Denton, Tx U.S.A.

Experience

As a kid living in T-bags was an awesome experience and something I truely think helped mold me into the person I am now. We had so much more independence living in a small isolated town than we would have back in the states. Ran around the streets alone, placing various rock games and exploring the rocks that were the playgrounds of our neighborhood in Palapa. Trading the native children cokes for the small junk they could find in the area. My dad running the hash run and returning with a huge stick protruding from his calf- that was gross! The great flood that happened while I was home with the maid and my parents were at the lupa layla club. School was cancelled for like a week beacause of it- I was glad my good friends lived on the same side of the river as me. The experiences I went through are one that no one understands unless they were there. I am still in contact with some of the people I knew there– from when I was in third, fourth and fifth grade. The experience is one that binded the souls involved together in a very special way. I will never forget or regret any of my encounters in Tembagapura. For me this T-bags influenced my career choice also – I plan on teaching in the states for a while and then hope to teach over seas. Had I never lived there I may never have learned to love traveling as much as I have, or learned that it pays to be adventurous. The good the bad– it all was an experience that has deeply influenced me!!

Sean Crawford

Sean Crawford

webmaster@sundzine.com

Birthday:

05/01/19

Birth:

No

City:

Las Vegas

State:

Nevada

Country:

USA

Marriage:

No

Spouse:

Arrival:

02/1979

Departure:

12/1985

Family

Father – Bountiful, Utah Mother – Elko, Nevada Sister – Elko, Nevada Brother – Las Vegas, Nevada

Experience

The most rememorable and important part of my character development.

Monya Graham Manning

Monya Graham Manning

Monya.Manning@schwab.com

Birthday:

4/1/64

Birth:

No

City:

Martinez

State:

CA

Country:

USA

Marriage:

Yes

Spouse:

Christopher

Arrival:

Summer 1976

Departure:

Winter 1978

Family

Gary and Paulette Graham (parents) live in Talent OR, Kurstin Graham (brother) lives in Reno, NV

Experience

Tpura was a wild and exotic location to grow up but also so peaceful from the disruptions from our technology overloaded world … back then there were no tvs, no movies, no internet, no vcrs, no radio … we had to make our own entertainment. and we did!! It is very difficult to share Tpura experiences with outsiders … because it wasnt just that it was a wild time in the middle of a rain forest it was also the unique people who are attracted to a place like Tpura that made it a wonderful place to live.

James Hansen

James Hansen

JHansen542@aol.com

Birthday:

08/03/66

Birth:

No

City:

Reno

State:

Nevada

Country:

USA

Marriage:

Yes

Spouse:

Janine

Arrival:

1976 sometime

Departure:

sometime in 1978

Family

Larry Hansen Willard, Utah Lorraine (hansen) Memory Ely, Nevada Wade Hansen Denver, Colorado Christine (Hansen) Davis Willard, Utah Stephanie (Hansen) Oblatt Salt Lake City Utah Samantha Hansen Ogden, Utah

Experience

All in all it was quite an expirience. One that really means a lot to me. I have thought of Tembagapura many times over the years. There was a time in my life when I was sure that I wanted to move back. Unfortunately my first wife was not very understanding about the whole idea.

The Storm

One time my family went on a picnic.  We ate then we played ball.  The whole sky was blue.  Then one big cloud covered the whole place.  And it started to rain and thunder and lighting (sic).  And every one was DEAD.

Jason Scarabin, circa 1977, 7 years old