Jackson returned to Kenya exactly a month ago, so below are his thoughts about his US visit before he flew home.
The three weeks have been a brain awakening to me and to the village and my family with whom I will share all the experiences. Every single day and every event that you did organize [...]
NASCAR in spirit, not speed! 2012 race described as “synonymous with a special kind of Kenyan madness.” The 10-minute video describes why contributions are important; money raised goes to build electric fences to save rhino and elephants.
2013 update from Louise Leakey and her all-female crew in Car 17:
The all girls Car 17 [...]
As I look back, I can hardly believe how fast the days went during Jackson’s visit. Here are a few additional photos.
At open house in his honor (l. to r.) granddaughter Jen Wiesman, neighbor Belinda Morton, friend Jeannie Copeland
Jackson & son-in-law Julian Eargle
Jackson with non-threatening buffalo, Smithsonian Museum of [...]
Photos: Jackson with Betsy Pakenas, President, Rotary Club of Frederick, and with Georganne Berry at Chincoteague.
E-mail thanks from Jackson. Don’t you love his saying the village now has “a smile of hope”?
Now at home in the village of Oltorotua, everyone meeting me with smile of hope!
I had [...]
Jackson wrote me:
The three weeks have been a brain awakening to me and to the village and my family whom I will share all the experiences with them.
Before he flew home, Jackson made a video to thank everyone in the U.S. who made his trip so enjoyable and helped with contributions to the [...]
Dr. Jan Bowman, a long-time friend, gave me permission to include what she calls “creative nonfiction” here. I think it is so beautiful and touching and true that it is closer to poetry. Enjoy! Then please check out her website for some fascinating fictional short stories. And last, a happy hurrah shout-out to Jan and her partner [...]
Click here to view the PowerPoint Presentation Jackson made to thank those who have already contributed and encourage donations to Dig This Well! PRESENTATION ON THE WATER PROJECT
He returns to Kenya this evening, after visits to three schools and seven District 7620 Rotary Clubs plus some sightseeing in Maryland, DC, and VA.
Below are [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]