We left Yokahama with the band playing and streamers we had thrown floating toward the sea. Bob was with us on the trip home. Bob never disiplined us, but would give us long lectures whenever we misbehaved. He would always jokingly say he was going to give us a "red butt", but he never touched any of us kids. Aboard ship the brand name of the butter on the dining room table was 'red butter'. When any of us kids misbehaved Bob would simply point at the butter slices and say: "Red butt-er".
We spent our time playing shuffleboard, ping pong and watching movie cartoons in the kids room. There hadn't been any t.v. in Japan, so we especially enjoyed the cartoons.
We were headed to Hawaii and I was looking forward to our stop there.