On July 4, 1978 our family was granted membership in the American Club, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A bumper day. Membership in the American Club opened up our world in Dhaka. It was such a significant venue for making new friends, the opportunity to play tennis and squash, a place to dine out, a place to swim in an outdoor pool, a place to celebrate special holidays, etc. Open that gate and in we tumbled – and spent the next 4 1/2 years.