1969: Mary Fran (Hurley) Cherry served in Liberia in Zorzor beginning in 1969

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1969: Mary Fran (Hurley) Cherry served in Liberia in Zorzor beginning in 1969

1969: Mary Fran (Hurley) Cherry served in Liberia in Zorzor beginning in 1969

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mary Fran (Hurley) Cherry can be contacted at packrraataearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Liberia

Training Group: 16

Cities you served in: Zorzor

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description:

I taught a self-contained 6th grade all three and a half years. When our school added high school, I also taught biology to the 10th graders. I also taught anatomy to beginning nursing students at Curran Lutheran Hospital in Zorzor.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I returned to West Virginia University for a couple years for a degree in family resources. Then I married a sailor, moved around the country--San Diego, Long Beach, West Virginia, Virginia, and now Baltimore, MD for the past 18 years. I have 3 children, ages from 16 to 25. Am self-employeed, doing alterations and cleaning a dental office. I home schooled my children for 12 years until the combination of schooling and work became too much for me. I've continued to work in photography, mostly portraits, and now do quilting and sailing.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was an opportunity I would never have missed. I kept in contact with several of my students and the woman who owned the well where I got my water for many years after I returned. I only regret that I didn't go into Wozi for further language training and that I lost track of many of the volunteers I liked.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I'd love to know what Steve Grotenhuis or Bob Dettmer are doing

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Bob Dettmer, I wish your wife hadn't SPAMMED me. I'm not a threat.

Originally posted: August 23, 2003

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