Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica

by Marian Shaffer
(Fresno, CA)

MY JAMAICAN STORY: Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica

In 1963 my husband (Jack Shaffer) was appointed Director for 2 years. We had 7 children who were in 5 schools! Great education.

They had many Jamaican friends who considered our home theirs. I would load them in our VW bus and off we would go.

Boxing Day was MoBay, off to Maypen, a party in Browns Town or a party up in Beverly Hills, etc! I volunteered at The Art Gallery with Bob Verity, was on the board at Mico College, so it was a wonderful busy life!

We had 103 volunteers, including 2 sixty five years old nurses who served all over the island. The food was wonderful!

By the way, I have found a shop in L.A. that sells Jamaican patties and curried goat as well as groceries from Jamaica.

My oldest son married his Jamaican sweetheart. I have been back and still miss being there!!! Be sure to climb Dunn's River Falls

-Marian Shauffer


Hi Marian!

Sounds exciting! Thanks for a great review - short and sweet! So you spent two full years here right? Wonderful.

And glad to know that you still find time to come back after those years.

That's 1963! Do you have any pictures you could share, those should be priceless.

I typically invite my ardent website fans to share their feedback here, so watch the comments below.

Thanks again Marian and all the best!

Wellesley Gayle, My-Island-Jamaica.com

P.S Vacationed here before? Our visitors love to hear your story too, please click here to share your experience.

P.P.S Read More Insightful Stories from travelers to Jamaica here.

Comments for Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 18, 2016
good time
by: Marian

Be sure to climb Dunn's River Falls

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your_Jamaican_Story.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Information About Jamaica - Insightful Jamaican Facts & Travel Info

    Oct 27, 16 12:32 AM

    Insightful and helpful information about Jamaica

    Read More

  2. Jamaica Fans - The Hard Core Enthusiasts - Meet Them, Greet Them!

    Oct 26, 16 11:25 PM

    Here they are! My real Jamaica enthusiast!.

    Read More

  3. Golden rule (Jamaican Poem)

    Oct 25, 16 10:24 PM

    JAMAICA POEM: The Golden Rule You choose to refuse to abide by a rule Dont be a fool long side a mule, follow the Golden Rule One rule could save your

    Read More

  4. Work at home Jobs - Important Warning For Those Looking To Work From Home !

    Oct 22, 16 08:09 PM

    Looking for a work at home business opportunities? Good for you, but Wait! not so fast, you'll need to know a few things BEFORE you start

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)