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MANILA, PHILIPPINES
NOT EXACTLY THE US POST OFFICE
GROCERY SHOPPING 101-103
JUST LIKE A DATE
MY FRIEND, THE COLONEL
IT WASN’T THE FLU
BLACK MAGIC EXISTS
OVER THE RAPIDS WITH GRANDMA
BAGUIO GUEST HOUSE
NOTHING LIKE THE BROCHURE
MEMORIES ON THE BATAAN PENINSULA AND CORREGIDOR ISLAND
SAIGON, VIETNAM
THE VIETNAMESE EXPERIENCE
MANILA, PHILIPPINES TO LAGOS, NIGERIA
BANGKOK, THAILAND
ATHENS, GREECE AND ROME, ITALY
LAGOS, NIGERIA
A NEW WAY OF LIFE
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
GROCERY SHOPPING 104-106
BLACK MAGIC AGAIN
STRANDED AT TARKWA BAY
NOW YOU SEE THEM, THEN YOU DON’T
WASHINGTON DC
WHAT DADDY DID AT HIS DC OFFICE
DC DOES ITS OWN THING
FROM DC TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
PROTOCOL AND ETIQUETTE
NOT YOUR USUAL MINISTRY MEETING
TURTLE EGGS AND HUEHUETE BEACH
IGUANAS ON MY ROOF
THANKSGIVING—NICARAGUENSE STYLE
SO MANY VOLCANOES
WE WENT BACK HOME
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Iguanas on My Roof

Iguanas on My Roof

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Did you ever wonder what was foreign about the Foreign Service? Neither did I—until I began to live it. This is my story as a Foreign Service wife and mother of five. My husband’s job with USAID was to improve conditions in underdeveloped countries where there was war or disaster during the Vietnam War Era. My job was to follow him to the Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Washington DC, and Nicaragua. We touched another thirteen countries. There is humor in the cultural challenges and danger where guerillas terrorized the highways. It is also a peek into the world of diplomacy and embassy life. My Spanish caused the cook to serve sandwiches of lettuce, tomatoes, and roast beef nestled in gooey peanut butter and jelly at my spur-of-the-moment lunch for the government Ministers.

Our school bus was an Embassy station wagon with a driver, a guard, and a loaded M2 carbine rifle. The kitchen stove on our vacation was a circle of rocks on the beach.

Managua was over six-hundred square blocks of rubble, ashes, and barbed wire when we arrived.

Did you ever wonder what was foreign about the Foreign Service? Neither did I—until I began to live it. This is my story as a Foreign Service wife and mother of five. My husband’s job with USAID was to improve conditions in underdeveloped countries where there was war or disaster during the Vietnam War Era. My job was to follow him to the Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Washington DC, and Nicaragua. We touched another thirteen countries. There is humor in the cultural challenges and danger where guerillas terrorized the highways. It is also a peek into the world of diplomacy and embassy life. My Spanish caused the cook to serve sandwiches of lettuce, tomatoes, and roast beef nestled in gooey peanut butter and jelly at my spur-of-the-moment lunch for the government Ministers.

Our school bus was an Embassy station wagon with a driver, a guard, and a loaded M2 carbine rifle. The kitchen stove on our vacation was a circle of rocks on the beach.

Managua was over six-hundred square blocks of rubble, ashes, and barbed wire when we arrived.

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