Chris Vaia

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Chris Vaia
Chris Vaia


Chris Vaia


Chris Vaia


Yes! Attending Reunion
Spouse/Partner: Eun Young (Sally) Vaia
Children: Jason Vaia born 1975 and living in Smyrna Ga as husband of Siley and father of Jeni and Ashley. He is More…a mechanical engineer/IT manager of Herry International.

Jeni Vaia Born 1997. She was the light of my life and 8th Grade Class President at Camp Zama Japan. Jeni's legacy are her many international friends. Her Heavenly Homecoming was February 18, 1991. She knew Jesus as her Savior and I know where she is now.
Military Service: US Army  
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Fellow Nerk Baby Boomers. I trust those who attend the reunion will share their journeys and hopefully, not too many Organ Recitals (whick organs like the kidneys and liver and such that are wearing out). My life jouneys have mostly been outside of the USA. I really enjoyed our 25th reunion. My focus is on consulting our great American military and families on identifying new jobs after they leave the military. My avocation is helping internation missionaries fulfill their mission goals of Helping Others in the Name of Jesus. We have active projects throughout the Far and South East Asia. If any are in this area, please contact me at 01182117198020. My email is BRIDGER46@HOTMAIL.COM Hoping to make 50th Reunion Grace and Peace, Chris Vaia

School Story:

Little football, lot of Choir, lots of weekend Happy Day type adventures with our Fonzy - Kerri Ricker. Roller Rink and Flint Ridge and Lovers Lane and Buckeye Lake and Eagles and East end and dreams of what lies beyond NERK.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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Aug 15, 2019 at 7:10 AM

Birthday greetings George. After 40 years overseas, we plan to make a primary home on the Gulf Coast Mary Esther FL. Plan is 8 months Florida and 3 months in our Villa on Seoul ROK and 1 month cruise. Grace and Peace Chris and Eun Young (Sally) We send a toast to you.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 7:52 PM

Greetings Kay from the Republic of Korea (ROK.) We got to meet some ladies of our 64 Class recently at my cousin's Dan Family Pizza. I have been overseas over 40 years and we're planning to do a little like Bobbie - live in Navarre FL primarily and the ROK from April-June. I imagined you went the Educator or Public Servant route. Did I get it? We enjoyed the Town Square and saw my old Central Junior High is now apartments. If you ever make it to our neck of the world, we love to show you some wonderful places in the Land of the Morning Calm. Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally) PS I intend to be more active on Classmates like my sister - Bobbie. The picture is of our small balloon twisting ministry. This shows how a 30 year Army Veteran can successfully transition into civilian life. LOL

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Posted on: Jul 06, 2019 at 10:34 AM

Greetings Charles Just read a post by you. We had similar backgrounds wit the military, I got drafted in 67 and liked being a hero and stayed 30 years. I lived over 40 years overseas. I have lived over 30 years and we are looking at Navarre FL for future home. I have many friends living in Angeles.I imagine your home is a lot classier. My wife and I are blessed to be involved in Christian ministries in Far and South East Asia. It is a much more edifying life than my High School and Army years. We got to meet some of the Nerk ladies. I didn't get any pictures so if some see this message please send. Hope to here from you.Grace and Peace Chris and Sally

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Apr 09, 2019 at 7:04 AM

Hi Bob We trust you are staying healthy and joyful as you continue with your photography. Good Lord Willing, Sally and I will enjoy a 3 month vacation next month. After over 40 years overseas, I feel like the ole USA holds new adventures for us. Be well Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

Mar 26, 2019 at 9:32 PM

Greetings Jerry We trust you are well and enjoying ole Nerk. We are considering moving back to the States. My 45+ years overseas seems enough. Navarre FL looks a nice place. Hope you get connected with Facebook Messinger. Good Lord Willing we will visit my cousin Dan and like to fellowship with you. Grace and Peace Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:12 PM

Posted on: Feb 28, 2019 at 7:09 PM

Greetings Mike, Wishes for a healthy and peaceful birthday and life. We will most likely leave Korea around November this year. I figure after about 45 years overseas that it is time to experience life in the US. We are strongly considering Navarre FL. Did you get a metal detector to find valuable metals on the beach after you retired? You may be like me and droping the word retired and embracing encore experience. LOL The selling point for us was a butterfly farm in Navarre. I can see a possible position as the Balloon Brother. The picture is an example of our small charitable visit ministry. Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally) the good looking lady on my right.

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Birthday greetings from the Republic of Korea. Do you have an encore performance after retiring
My wife is an Evagelist and we partner with fellowships who Help Others in the Name of Jesus. math is good, you and Gary have over 50 years of marriage. Amazing for Graduates in the 60s. Grace and Peace Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2018 at 9:58 PM

Greetings Terry, May this birthday find you and your family healthy and strong in sharing Grace and Peace to a lonely world for too many. We offer this prayer for all of you from the Republic of Korea. Father, please give this Pastor a supernaturally healthy marriage. Strengthen the bonds between him and his wife. Encourage them both in ministry. Give both of them wisdom to manage their family and to keep you at the center, not ministry. I also pray for their children that you would let them know you and follow you. Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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Aug 22, 2018 at 7:04 AM

From the Vaia family in the ROK.

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Aug 22, 2018 at 7:01 AM

We are sure that Phil will showered you with love and joy. My cousin Dan may have a complimentary pizza for Nerk High Babby Boomers at his Dan's Family Pizza. Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally) in the ROK

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Aug 16, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Blessings from Korea on your birthday. It remains a joy to know someone slightly older than me. May you and Rot continue your vicarios journeys together. Grace and Peace Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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Aug 08, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Birthday Greetings from the ROK. I always knew you were smart since your moved to Florida. It is also nice that someone is 3 months older than me. I think ole Donnie Trump is near your birthday. I haven't been back to Nerk in over 40 years. Wonder what the Ole Sparta is called today or is in a parking lot or something. So, let us continue to work to bankrupt Social Security. Glad to hear you have a spouse to enjoy your lives together. My wife makes every day bright and sweet. Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally) PS Picture is with a traditional Korean Folk Troup to Seoul. Sally's the good looking one. LOL

Aug 01, 2018 at 8:28 AM

The Hallelujah Balloon Sister and Brother in Action.

Aug 01, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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Jul 19, 2018 at 7:12 AM

Blessed Birthday and daily greetings from the Republic of Korea. Are you a Grandma? My oldest Granddaughter - Jeni - just graduated from High School on the way to Georgia Tech. If you make it over to Nerk one day, stop by my cousin Dan's Family Pizza near Whites Field. Have a pizza on us. I think my credit is good with Dan. I believe Sharon Potter may also be in Columbus. She and you were very kind girls in HS. Every year, I meet someone from Central Ohio. I hope you visit the Ohio State Fair. It was alway one of our joys. If you every make it over here, we love to show you the sites. BRIDGER46@HOTMAIL.COM We have an AKA as the Halleljujah Balloon Brother and Sister. We partner with medical missionaries and Faith and non Faith organizations to Help Others. I am quite a hit in Asian Nursing Homes. They call me the Young Man. LOL Our Good Lord has been so wonderful to us. He continues to refresh the message that But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

~ Psalm 92:12-14

Remember the days of old, Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you.

~ Deuteronomy 32:7

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is obtained by following a righteous path.

~ Proverbs 16:31

Abraham was now a very old man, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.

~ Genesis 24:1

Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

~ Deuteronomy 5:16

The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.

~ Proverbs 20:29

Now that I am old and my hair is gray, don’t leave me, God. I must tell the next generation about your power and greatness. God, your goodness reaches far above the skies. You have done wonderful things. God, there is no one like you.

~ Psalm 71:18-19

Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.

~ Genesis 25:7-8

Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

~ Proverbs 23:22

As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.

~ Genesis 15:15

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

~ Psalm 90:12

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New Testament Bible Verses About Aging Gracefully
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers.

~ 1 Timothy 5:1

For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 1:6

He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

~ 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day. Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine.

~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

~ Titus 2:2-5

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

~ 1 Timothy 5:1-2

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Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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Jul 11, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Blessed Birthday greetings from South Korea, May you and Fred continue to enjoy your journeys together. I suspect both of you might agree with some of these quotations about aging. 1. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –CS Lewis
2. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln

3. Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. –Coco Chanel Don't stop at 50 ole Coco.

4. At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all. –Ann Landers I think Ann is wrong on the 60 comment. Balloon Brothers dispel her Urban Legend.

5. Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. –Walt Disney

6. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. –Henry David Thoreau

7. Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain Amen Brother Mark

8. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope and as old as your despair. –Douglas Macarthur

9. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. –Henry Ford Do I hear an Amen to this one ole Master Gardener?

10. The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. –Leon Edel Don't know Leon yet.

11. Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again. –Eleanor Roosevelt

12. The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. –Frank Lloyd Wright Brother Frank-You must couple that with good health and a loving spouse or partner.

Grace and Peace, Chris and Eun Young (Sally)

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