Thomas Bugg

Profile Updated: May 4, 2016
Mission Start Year: 1974
Now Residing In: Broomfield, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Cindy
Occupation/Retired?: Analytics Consultant - Wells Fargo Mortgage
Children/Grandchildren: Kim, born 1977 (less than a year after I got home!)
David, born 1980
Tommy, born 1988
12 More…grandchildren, 9 girls, 3 boys (Kim has 8, 7 girls)
Areas Served (including start & end dates (MM/YY)): Companions: (try your best-as memories fade, this info helps everyone link names and places-consult your journal-thanks!)

10/74-10/76
Hawaii LTM
Fukushima (Nakano, Miller)
Sakata (Okada)
Odate (Phillips, Nii)
Yamagata (Nako, Myler, Cook)
Akita (Jacobsen, Ichikawa)

Mission Story:

Elder Ichikawa doesn't remember this, but the first week after he arrived as a green missionary in Akita, Elder Ichikawa did a door approach. The gentleman who answered the door was quite inebriated. The man proceeded to explain in "hidoi tohokuben" that he was too drunk to talk, and to come back some other time. Elder Ichikawa just stood there staring at him until I finally tugged at his sleeve and we took our leave. When we got back to the street, Elder Ichikawa said, "Sappari wakaranakatta!" I found myself having to translate what was said to a Japanese Elder. It highlighted how different the dialect could be in our part of Japan.

Thomas' Recent Comments

Aug 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Don't worry, I shaved the beard, and I look presentable! I just had to share this crazy picture from my chorus' performance in Las Vegas. I'll replace the picture soon.

Aug 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I hope to come to the reunion - I need to see if travel is feasible. Looking forward to coming!

Posted: Aug 13, 2014 at 2:28 PM