|By Donald Pilcher (host-64-47-138-97.masergy.com - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:33 pm: Edit Post|
I was a volunteer in Dahomey (Benin) from 1974 to 1976. For the first and only time of my life, I experienced painful plantar warts. The Peace Corps managers and nurse in Cotonou decided to send me to see a specialist in Ghana instead of sending me to Frankfurt. Barbara Christie had been complaining of pain and fatigue and her condition was largely considered a sign of disenchantment with her post and living conditions. The Peace Corps dispatched a car and driver and sent us to Ghana. I was the last volunteer to see Barbara in Africa. She was sent to Germany after I returned to Benin. I recall hearing that Barbara's mother joined her in Germany, where Barbara passed away. She was a very sweet and funny person and I was pleased to find this reference to her service.