April 1, 1977-Tembagapura, Marilyn, Josh “My baby” referring to Kessie, Deron elaborates on baseball and dodgeball where Amanda Bates hits him, Paul Schairer and Richard Chamberlain involved but don’t talk, Marilyn mentions new Mormon family the Lamberts, Joyce and Rudy, Gail and Bobby at parties, Jim and Brenda Felder; Josh talks about going back to MawMaw but not on a plane; Marilyn can’t believe Lynn got pregnant because she was so fat; fussed at everyone for having trouble pronouncing Kessie and what if they’d name her an Indonesian name.
October 23, 1978; Tembagapura, Indonesia. Marilyn Scarabin, Josh start; Marilyn thinks Kessie acting sick but then really sick, Planets supposed to align in 1982 and Jason worried about it and might be the Second Coming of Christ; B-97FM second side (removed).
One of those bittersweet tapes that recorded over Bill and Jerolyn Evans (because that’s what was done as cassettes were frequently tough to get). January 28, 1977; Marilyn Scarabin says “1976” but that would have been impossible as we didn’t move to Tembagapura until April 27, 1976. Marilyn gives news of the day and Jason mentions about sleeping over at Bart’s house in the shed where trauma occurred; Deron and Josh talk, Dina the maid talks,
Marilyn Scarabin describes going to Amamapare (Portsite), rough trip, Deron sick, Jason describes going to Portsite from Tembagapura, Jeremiah boat was same boat from Port Sulphur, Deron and Jason give Bahasa Indonesia lesson, Marilyn mad at Jason for bursting water balloon all over the floor, Josh calling Ma “Mother” and Da “Father”
Marilyn, Josh, Kessie, Deron, Jason and D.D. Scarabin at Christmas time in the jungle. Shackelfords had come over for dinner (but don’t talk on tape); Joyce Harsono, Australians’ Peter and Stan the helicopter pilot all make brief appearances. If anyone knows these gentlemen and their last names, please share and thank you!
Direct from 1980 Tembagapura, the Scarabin family gives updates to family back in Boothville.
Christmas time in Tembagapura with Marilyn and D.D. Scarabin with their kids Deron, Jason, Josh and Kessie.
Barely two weeks after Kessie’s birth in Tembagapura, Marilyn, D.D., Deron, Jason and Josh all give a snapshot in time from our cozy jungle home.
June 02, 1978- Marilyn, Jason, D.D., Deron, Josh, ambulance crash two nurses killed, Dina talks and teaches Josh and Kessie some Bahasa Indonesian.
Barely two weeks after arriving to Indonesia from Louisiana, Marilyn and D.D. Scarabin and kids’ Deron, Jason and Josh give a glimpse of life in this tiny jungle town.
Jason, Josh and Kessie Scarabin enjoy singing and playing Hot Potato with Indonesian friends’ Wempy Sambuaga and Jackson.
Compilation of 1978 cassettes.
Marilyn Scarabin and kids review trip to Cairns, Australia and kids announce a new baby is on the way.
Deron Patrick Scarabin starts this very first recording from Tembagapura while Marilyn, Louis “D.D.,” Jason and Josh join in describing their first few days in this most remote jungle town of Tembagapura, Indonesia.
Helen Mae Wright Adolph reviews her trip to Texas and all the fun she had with her sister Beulah and and sister-in-law Ruth. About 20 minutes in, Marilyn Scarabin records 2-3 minutes from Tembagapura (it was common for tapes to be recorded over) then much more Helen and also Clarence Henry Adolph, Sr. talks about gardening and other topics.