Friday, April 17, 2009

Christa and Jara


Christa was from a small Bavarian village and Jara from a similar village in the Czech Republic. They met and were living in New Zealand as a Water Quality Technician and teacher respectively when the golden promise of life there tarnished. They were on their way to the U. S. to walk the 2,300-mile Appalachian Trail via Samoa when I met them and invited them to stay with me for two nights.

Christa and Jara were the Walter Middies of many people’s fantasies. Yet when we talked about families, and children there was a slight hesitancy in their talk. They did plan to return to heir native land as a couple, but not just yet.

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