Kenya's Song

The title of today’s blog has a double meaning. First, Jackson’s plane is due to land at Dulles airport in less than 3 hours and, if I could carry a tune, I would sing a song for Kenya and the super visit Carl and I anticipate. And second, Linda Trice, my dear friend and fellow […]

Poem to Welcome Spring & Jackson

Mary Fletcher & Jackson

This post is more a musing about how happy I am both to welcome spring and to begin a 4-day countdown till Jackson arrives in the US. For those of you in year-round warm climes, please know that, much as we enjoy the change of seasons, the very best time […]

Plans for Jackson’s Visit

Today from Jackson:

I have collected my Passport and Visa. Visa valid for one year, until April 7th, 2014. I have also printed the hard copy of the Travel ticket from Golden Rule/Turkish Airlines Now, traveling home for preparations.

Planning for his visit is great fun. If you live in Frederick area, please join us […]

On to The Rotary Foundation!

Very, very good news! The grant application for the Oltorotua Well & Sanitation Project got the needed signatures of Rotary district governors in Kenya and has now moved along to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). TRF is the non-profit corporation that supports grants throughout the world. How wonderful that Jackson’s visit coincides with what Steve King […]

Jackson Got Visa to Visit U.S.

Carl and I were aroused at 2:23 a.m. to this text-message from Jackson:

I got Visa, will collect it in 48 hrs.

Thrilling news! Neither of us could go back to sleep for several hours. Jackson will visit Rotary clubs in southern Maryland and in the Frederick area and we’ll have an Open House here […]