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Advent Day Six, 2014, Melanie Mowinski

20 years ago I was preparing to move to the tiny island of St. Kitts to begin my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was supposed to have left in July, but two weeks before my departure, my service was delayed, and I got stuck, had the opportunity to live with my parents for six months. (More about that in the next couple of days.)

I often played Sheryl Crow’s first album Tuesday Night Music Club and one of my favorite memories of all time is my mom singing along to “All I want to do is have some fun” the top hit from that album. That song could be my mom’s anthem…my mother loves to host a party, go to parties, and have fun. Today’s collage reminds me of this memory…

Advent Day Six, 2014, Melanie Mowinski

Advent Day Six, 2014, Melanie Mowinski


  1. jeff says:

    i moved to las vegas and lived with my brother and was my nephew’s nanny for the 6 months before PC.
    fun and funny the first thing that pops into my head when i hear a sheryl crow song is her music playing in the bar across the street from the PC office in SKB.

  2. […] In this post, I mentioned that 20 years ago I was waiting to get cleared to enter the Peace Corps. I had quit a great job in San Francisco and had moved back to live with my parents for the month prior to my departure date in mid-July,. Two weeks prior to that date, I was informed that my departure would be delayed. I needed to do a few things but once I was cleared I would be able to go. It was likely at least a six-month delay, maybe longer. […]

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