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My First Flying Experience!

Thursday, November 27, 2014      9 comments

Tuesday I left the hospital where I have worked for over 37 years to return to Omaha, Nebraska for eventual retirement. Friends came to the plane to see me off. Here i... Read more


Monday, November 24, 2014      12 comments

The Mission plane arrived yesterday afternoon (see yesterday's blog) and so I'm flying at 7am this morning, or rather we're leaving for the airport at 7am. That gives me about an hour. Today's Positives: 1. Many friends have helped me get ou... Read more

Still waiting for the plane!

Monday, November 24, 2014      11 comments

The small plane that was supposed to come Saturday and then Sunday is still not here and it is early Monday afternoon. It is coming from another country. It is supposed to arrive today so I can fly tomorrow. I have had no confirmation that it ha... Read more


Sunday, November 23, 2014      11 comments

Our mission pilot has a cold so did not return to the Hospital on Saturday. He is supposed to arrive tomorrow, the day I was supposed to have flown out. SO, the plan now is for me to fly to the capital city on Tuesday. That is fine since I am st... Read more

Jeopardy at Farewell Party (part 2)!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      9 comments

To continue to tell about the Farewell Party give to me by my colleagues, they had a game of Jeopardy where all the categories and information was about me. Categories included: Newbie, Omaha, Graduation, Armed Forces, Uh-Oh, Roads, Churches, et... Read more

SURPRISE Farewell Party (part 1)!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014      9 comments

A colleague told me that the team would have a dinner for me either on November 21 or 22. She told me that she wanted me to come for dinner at her house though on November 15th. I went to dinner on Saturday night and was totally SURPRISED when t... Read more

Farewell Tour to Kanda!

Saturday, November 15, 2014      11 comments

Last Sunday I went to Kanda Church for the last time. This is the church where I have attended these past two years. At the end of the service they gave me a few presents, one being a lovely woven basket. This type of basket is worn by women wh... Read more

Nearing the end!

Thursday, November 13, 2014      10 comments

The Nursing School where I teach has only one class at a time and then admits the next one. The present class will not graduate until March 1st so I will not be present for that. This coming Monday will be my last day teaching (an exam) them but... Read more

My Retirement Ceremony and Service Award (with photos)!

Monday, November 10, 2014      12 comments

Sunday afternoon November 9th, at 2pm, the Hospital held a retirement celebration in my honor. It was held in the Bongolo Church. At the same time there was an official government service medal ceremony where about 30 of us were honored for 10, ... Read more

Retirement Party Postponed!

Saturday, November 08, 2014      7 comments

Today was supposed to be a retirement party for me from the hospital, along with an official medal ceremony from the Government. But.... yesterday at noon the Director heard from the Work Inspector who was going to present the medals that he had... Read more

Back from my Elephant Hunt!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      13 comments

DAY 1 The family "T" (Keir, Joanna, Luke and Sara) and I left our hospital compound around 9am and drove through the mountains to get to Panga. The day was beautiful but the roads were quite muddy and there were roadmen working on the road whi... Read more

Traveling for five days!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      11 comments

Thursday through sometime on Monday I will be traveling to a cabin on the beach (Atlantic ocean). I'm going with a Dr., his wife and their two children, ages 10 and 12. We'll have a fun time on the beach, playing games, reading, etc. I'll be bac... Read more

Gaining/ Retreat/ Trunk/ Elephants!

Sunday, October 26, 2014      6 comments

Yep, I'm gaining weight, and I'm at my highest weight ever today. I will try to do more exercise this next week as I've not been doing much of any. Since Wednesday we've had a Bible Retreat here on the station, with a visiting Bible teac... Read more


Friday, October 24, 2014      6 comments

We are having a good Prayer Retreat this weekend with good Bible teaching. The retreat will end on Sunday noon. The two Pastors who came to lead the retreat will leave on Monday, taking along one of my suitcases to the States. Then will then UPS... Read more

The Last Visitor Meal!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      9 comments

This evening I am having visitors over for the last time. Then I will turn my dining room into a permanent garage sale table until I get rid of everything in my house! I have chicken, potatoes and onions in the crock pot. I made a lemon loaf yes... Read more

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