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.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ceremony at Submuang Wittaya

Carol's school put on an elaborate two-hour ceremony for us. A play (in English), speeches, and a ceremony with a 12-page Thai chant that obviously had some teasing and jokes due to the laughter and cheering of the parents, students, and teachers.
We then had strings tied to our wrists and many a tearful good-bye was said. We had not expected the emotion from the Thai people as well as ourselves!! The and then came up in small groups to have their picture taken. The second picture is the ceremonial centerpiece that took the woman 12 hours to prepare. We placed it in our home for three days to help bring us good luck and a safe trip home.


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