Ursula Foster (Uganda 2001-03 & 2010-12) will read from her book, From Gulu With Love, and share about her time working with the Peace Corps in Uganda at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Revelation Vineyards, located at 2710 Hebron Valley Road in Madison, Virginia.
The native of Esslingen, Germany, now a resident of Madison, has traveled the world to create “Völkerverständigung” (understanding between nations). She firmly believes “if we get to know each other, we would see each other as fellow humans and not as enemies,” according to a business release. This belief led her to spend time, in her retirement, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda.
The things she values most from her time in Uganda are, “The connections I made with people, both Ugandans and fellow Peace Corps volunteers. I am still in touch with many of them. They are now part of my family.”
She learned, “to be flexible and open to do things differently, learn new ways of doing every day chores.” The author said she relearned to appreciate the small things, like unexpectedly finding carrots at the market or local pineapples already cut in quarters and dripping with sweetness.
From Gulu With Love is centered around the letters Foster wrote home to her friends and family during her time with the Corps. The tasting room will be open Sept. 1, offering flights, glasses and bottles of wine. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch at 540/407-1236.
From Gulu with Love
Ursula Foster (Uganda 2001-03 & 2010-12)