Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Friday, November 17, 2006

MaryJean and Helen's Gift



Bob noticed that the girls at his school play a version of "jacks" with rocks. They throw 10 small rocks on the ground and throw the eleventh one up in the air, scoop up rocks, and catch the rock before it hits the ground. Bob brought a ball and showed them how to play by letting the ball bounce while scooping up the rocks. When he invited the girls to try, they all caught the ball before it bounced (their version requires much quicker reaction). He told MaryJean about this and she ordered jack sets through Oriental Trading Company. Then her mother (Helen) sewed up about 30 small cloth bags with tie strings to store the ball and jacks. Bob played a game and the winners got to receive a hand made pouch with a ball and jacks. Thank you Mary Jean and Helen!!!!

2 Comments:

At 2:53 PM, Blogger MJ said...

So glad they enjoyed them! You're welcome! Mom comes in a few days and I will show her the photos.

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

That is so cool!

 

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