Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Staging in L.A.

Dear Group 79,

 Congratulations on your first year in Samoa. Remember when we first arrived 10 October 2007? Remember how different and foreign everything seemed? Remember how smart Group 77 seemed? I thought those guys really know what was going on and had it all sorted out. Of course, now I know they were just faking it. Now it is our turn to pretend that we know what is going on and that we have it all sorted out with Group 81.
 Ah traditions.

 This has been an adventurous year. We've lived through boils, giardia and extreme food allergies. We learned to dance, speak Samoa and kill a pig (some of us had a more intimate experience with that last one than others). We've made friends and family. We've worked hard and partied just as hard.

Congratulations to Group 79 for making through our first year. I look forward to all the exciting things we will accomplish in our next year.



Barb Carusillo said...

That is quite a landmark for you...I bet at times it seems it has flown by, other times it seems a lifetime ago that you were back home. I will be thinking of you on December 12th, the anniversary of your sign in...since I will be taking my oral/practical exam in Portland,Oregon that day. Big day for us both!

annette said...

congrats to all of you!! what a fine looking group you are : )
hard to believe it was a year ago - still have your voice mail on the phone from when you were sworn in!!

wishing you another year of mdmorable and wonderful adventures...

Barb Carusillo said...

You know, that really is a good looking bunch, particularly the cute couple on the right.

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

Congrats to you two and all of your cohorts in group 79! We are still reading the blog, although not as often since we've come to PC-Jamaica. You know--we're group 79 in Jamaica! Take care!