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Exciting Peace Corps Service In Jamaica
by Marian Shaffer
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
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.
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Thanks again Marian and all the best!
Wellesley Gayle, My-Island-Jamaica.com
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A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
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