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Woody and Janice Grant (
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 2:01 am:   

We are Woody and Janice Grant, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Group 23, Liberia, West Africa. We went with our son Ben who was 2 and 1/2 years at the time. We spent 5 years and traveled to many counries in West Africa. We have been back to other parts of Africa since our return. We went with our son Benji from Nashville, TN. Attended Texas Southern University in Houston. We also adopted Grace from Maryland County, Liberia. In addition, we sponsored three other youths and they were all educated in the USA. Of course, all are adults at this time. We were teachers among other things while there. Woody built houses in the interior. In evenings, I taught adult education and helped to start a nursery school for the children of Americans and Volunteers upcountry.

We are planning an actual reunion of Group 23, our first. We would like other RPCV's to attend also. Here at 428 Law Street, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001-3408. Telly 410 - 272 - 8187. This is our home. Date, Saturday, July 9, 2005 beginning at 2:00 P.M. Also, a pot luck, or shop after you get here or send $10.00 . Menu, burgers, weiners, ribs, chicken, fish, greens, salads, fruit, drinks, chips, steak,Please suggest any additional foods you would like to have. We will have all the paper products and will get the drinks. Soda pop. We have a pool and you can bring your own pool equipment. We also have swings and games for grandchildren for the younger ones, children. you may being anyone you want. I will need to now how many.
We are also planning trips to D.C., New York, Gettsyburgh and other places of interest, if there is enough interest we will rent a coach. In addition, if any want to stay overnight, we can get a special rate from the local hotels. Of couse you can look on the internet for price.
We also will plan for church for those who want to go on Sunday, 10 July 2005. We are looking forward to thils gathering and to many people of like mind.
Let us know something definate by May 15, 2005. that will give us enough time to make plans. It should be a wonderful gatherings. Bring photos, and films or videos, etc. to share. Send some ideas and some suggestions. We do not care how many people come. We will also have a tent in the event of rain. The size of the tent depends on the number of people who plan to come. It here are many, we may have to rent our local Festival Park in Aberdeen. We do believe we have enough space here for we have our yard and my sister - in - law next door.
We have more space because a hurricane destroyed nine or more trees and made a clearing for us.
We will borrow additional chairs from a local business a few blocks from us.

Let us know you pleasure. Please come with ideas, stories and plans for fun.

E-mail - (home) (work)
Work Telly 410 - 767 - 0425 ( 0433 Maggie ) ( Renee' 0426)
Fax - 410 - 767 - 0431
Shalom, Peace be unto you,

Woody, Janice, Ben, Grace
Janice E. Grant ( -
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   

If anyone knows how to get in touch with Larry Palmer or have his old address in Georgia, Please let us know and let him know we have tried to reach him. His e-mail does not go through.

Woody and Janice Grant
Janaice ( -
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 12:04 pm:   

Thanks to all of our Group 23 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and all of the others from other groups who came to Aberdeen for our first real reunion. It was great! The weather agreed with us completely. It was bright, sunny and pleasant. We even had a breeze!!!
How blessed we were to see our friends from many states and even from other groups. Those who were not Peace Corps were thrilled to hear about them and talk to them. There really are NO people like Peace Corps people except missionaries. In truth, Peace Corps people are missionaries as well.
We thank Shelia and Ken for all their help in planning the reunion and happy Steve and Catherine spent the night. Dennis and Catherine also your mates, who came with you know you got home safely. We welcome ALL Peace Corps and it did not matter what group they were in, the country or the length of time. We hope all went well with Steve and Catherine here in Aberdeen them during their time here. It is almost too good to believe that we actually did get together. But we are thankful for those who made the long trip rom Mass, California, Minn., Virginia, ( did I miss one??? sorry ) and even those who were close by. Catherine thanks for the wondeful pictures on the internet, the music and the scenes. I still do not know how to do that. I am learning.

We really want to return on one of the Peace Corps short term trips. If Woody will let me, I plan to take a 3 or 6 month tour to assist those who need it most. There is nothing more fullfilling then when you help others who can not give you any thing but thanks. That is enough.

We are looking forward to our next meeting in Oregon in two years. Let's began now making plans of the place, time, and what each needs to do. We hope to make a vacation out of the trip.

Shelia and Ken we love you, always!!!!Shalom to all. Peace be unto you.

Woody, Janice, Ben, Grace, Solomon, Gaberille Alexis
Janice E.M. Grant ( -
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 3:55 am:   

April 14, 2008. Hello Shelia and all. We would like to hear from all of you as soon as you can.
Woody and Janice Grant ( Ben and Grace )

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