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.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Each elementary school has a kindergarten and nearby there is a preschool the for the younger children in the village. Basically, there are limited funds for either, so it's mainly a babysitting service. Many of the parents go to work in the larger cities only to return to the village on weekends, which means the grandparents raise the children during the week. Many grandparents can be seen riding their bicycles with 1-3 dek-deks (youngsters) hanging on and coming back at 3:30 pm to take them back home. This dek-dek is climbing a bougainvillea outside Bob's classroom while waiting for a ride home.


At 8:29 PM, Blogger MJ said...

A cutie! We've got some dek-deks here too!

Hey...what's up with the "This blog does not allow anonymous comments." ?? Extra steps! Did you have some difficulty with inappropriate comments?

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Yes, some jerk posted porno site links. The idiot didn't realize that I could immediately erase it. I switched to a new version that e-mails me every comment so I can decide whether I want to publish it or reject it. So the anonymous feature is back in place!


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