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John Fanselow (Nigeria 1961-63) In a Cooking Pot
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John Fanselow (Nigeria 1961-63) In a Cooking Pot

There was a Catholic secondary school for women a mile and a half or so from the Government teacher training college where Fanselow was teaching in 1962. Young Catholic women taught at the secondary school not as Peace Corps Volunteers, but as volunteers for a Catholic organization. John and the women would often get together on weekends after mass at the secondary school and sometimes went on walks later in the day. One afternoon they came upon the large pot used to cook stew for events in the village. John and the women teachers had food with them as well as forks, knives and spoons for their picnic, and they  thought it would be a good joke to give forks, etc. to the people in the village and hop into the pot. (John had remembered seeing an old Abbot and Costello movie with a similar scene.) Of course as soon . . .

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The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world. Sargent Shriver The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it. Sargent Shriver Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight. Sargent Shriver In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems. Sargent Shriver

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