Saturday, November 13, 2010


November 12, 2010
MNRPCV stands for "Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers" organization, celebrating its 30th Anniversary. We want to be among those who might share in our experiences, dressed in the garb of our country of service, as stated in their bulletin. Not to be deterred as being the only ones so dressed out of several hundred, we set out to schmooze with attendees.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers seem to come in two major groups. There are the earliest of Peace Corps volunteers inspired by President Kennedy's call to service, now in their 60's+, who still retain their "flower child" trappings, and there are the younger returnees who seem to be plucked from the less idealist corporate world. Then there is Mary and me who are dressed for the tropics while a winter storm brews out the reception windows. There is a common theme running through all MNRPCVs, we have participated in a great adventure.

1 comment:

Barb Carusillo said...

Looks like you are having fun. Group 81 is starting to leave in Samoa now..pretty soon there will few volunteers left there who you served with. Weird, huh?