Sendai's Response To Caraway's Missive: We're Kinda Busy Over Here, But Thanks Anyway

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Caraway chats with Ebby Halliday at her 100th birthday celebration today sponsored by the East Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Dwaine Caraway sent a letter on Friday expressing the city's "deepest condolences" to his counterpart in Sendai, Japan, Mayor Emiko Okuyama. Caraway mentioned in the missive that his wife, state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway, had attended the Sendai International Marathon, and said, "Due to our years of people-to-people exchanges over the years, the tragedy that you have experienced has struck close to our city's heart."

Clearly, those "people-to-people exchanges" weren't unnoticed by the folks in Sendai, who sent along this response, courtesy of Chris Heinbaugh.

Dear Chris,

This is Mika Katana, Sendai Cit, Japan.

Thank you very much for your warm message from your mayor, and I am very sorry that I could not reply you sooner.

As you can see the media, the huge earthquake and tsunami hit our city Sendai. The downtown area where our city hall is located hardly had serious damage while the area near the coast was totally devastated by tsunami. Many people in Sendai are suffering from this disaster.

People who resides in the coast area lost their houses and if the houses did not get any serious damage, most of houses in Sendai are still out of lifeline utilities. Some area of Sendai got electricity back a couple days ago, however, water and gas supplies are not still available in most of households.

Again, we are deeply appreciate the warm letter from your mayor Mr. Caraway. Your sincere message gives us strength and move us forward.

Sincerely yours,

Mika Katana


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11 comments
cp
cp

This is kind of a dumb non-story anyway. So you do what you're supposed to do and express condolences, which doesn't necessarily warrant a response anyway so perhaps that was the point of this post?

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

How sad for us that he got some national exposure. It would be best if we kept Dwaine our own little Dallas secret. For the sake of our coolness, it would be best not to have him converse with the national media. This is one case where it is good to be in the closet.

Gabe
Gabe

Unrelated picture is unrelated?

RudeKarl
RudeKarl

It appears Ebby is keeping a keen eye on her purse. Either that, or his Honor is scaring the Bejeesus out of her with his less than baggy pants - damn four hour erections.

fitzgerald
fitzgerald

Not to get too blown away by Carraway's letter. It was even more impressive the a letter was sent from Sendai knowing that a little ole earthquake damage that got their attention. Carraway's attention probably should be at home patching up his relationship with his wife. You think?

Montemalone
Montemalone

I want a caption contest for that pic with Ebby & D-wayne..

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Sendai was almost wiped off the map. Is this the best you can do Caraway? How about having some kind of fundraiser? A letter. Wow.He should have ended it with:Your sincere message gives us strength to move forward. Please send help.

Oakparkstudio
Oakparkstudio

OK. So, let me be the first to fire off one down the low-road....it's too easy.

I think Mayor Caraway should tend to his his own "people-to-people" exchanges"...whatever those are.

Just ask Arthur and Archie....and Babs.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hey Ebby, has John been by to discuss equity yet?

scottindallas
scottindallas

both at the same time, "you've come a long way baby."

ChrisU
ChrisU

'what's that Miss Ebby? you'd like to see some potholes fixed before your 200th birthday? that's a good one, ma'am!'

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