Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reilly and Jake


Reilly and Jake are two U.S. college students returning from five-month study abroad programs at different New Zealand universities via Samoa whom I happen to meet on the ferry to Savaii. I invited them to spend their last South Pacific night with me before the flight back. They took a sincere interest and liking to Fa’asomoa village life. Likewise the young ladies of the village took a liking to them. It was like dropping new meat into a pack of starving dogs.

Reilly from Kennebunkport, Maine goes to Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island. Jake from Franklin Hills, Michigan goes to the University of Michigan. What the future holds for them is unpredictable, but somehow I feel a return visit to Iva or the Peace Corps is in their thoughts.

Reilly and Jake Ready for Church

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