S: Peace Corps
BC: Memory Keepers by Nancy
FC: The "toughest job I've ever loved!" | Small Business Adviser Fiji Islands, South Pacific June 1990 - May 1992
1: First stop in Fiji...Breakfast at a small diner-type place called The Crows Nest. I would soon learn that this was one of the garden eating spots in Fiji.
2: Our swearing- in ceremony . . . . after 3 months of training that included living for 3 weeks in a Fijian Village
3: The Indian family who owned the house where I lived (in the ground level apartment or "flat") | Our graduating class of volunteers
5: My wonderful "home" for two years.
6: Some of the beautiful scenery in Fiji
8: One of my clients | Cooking roti | Moving sugar cane
9: Below - Visiting the American Embassy Right - Ambassador Evelyn Teagan with one of my clients.
10: There were opportunities for fun, including me (second from left) learning to "meke."
11: There were also opportunities to teach as well as advise, and both gave me a great deal of satisfaction.
12: Mom & Dad came for a visit - we had a fabulous time!
14: On the fabulous Blue Lagoon Cruise
16: Two common modes of transportation in Fiji
17: The Lautoka Open Market, where most of my clients did business
18: A Fijian co-worker - Pig Roast at a local club - With one of my yagona clients
19: My landlady and I dressed in Indian Saris to go to a party.
20: It was sad saying good-bye, I had made so many friends.