Peace Corps
Thai 27
1969
 
 
 
 
Tony Hornes Recollections
  Miscellaneous Memories
skinny dipping in Hawaii
Tony Horne talks about 5 am Thai Classes in Pepeekeo
our first day in Pepeekeo
the trip to Hapuna Beach
the scary plane ride into Pepeekeo
teaching in Songkla, Thailand
Bob Narcisi after Peace Corps
  Micellaneous Memory items from Peace Corps:

· The only thing I remember about Escondido was the Marine Corps dentist. He gave me a couple fillings without the benefit of an anaesthetic. He said his new “water drill” would be painless.
· I met Lloyd Miller at the arrival airport (San Diego?) and we went to Escondido from there
· For the arrival at Hilo, the group was on a chartered Pan Am jet, I think. It was raining heavily and the crew took the airplane around because the visibility was so bad. Scary.
· At Pepeekeo there was a welcoming ceremony, during which they played “Back in the USSR” on a stereo.
· The classes at Pepeekeo started early in the am. I remember Chitraporn stamping her foot on the ground to wake me up once when I nodded off
· No hot water meant invigorating showers. I recall someone asking if the water would be as cold in Thailand! The answer was—“you wish” or “you’ll welcome cold water…”
· Some of the language drills I can still remember. They’d make us memorize phrases, like “thamthammada welaa may sabaay maw hom kin lao suup burii..” Don’t ask me how I can dredge this kind of stuff up, but there are more…
· We had frequent heavy rains in Pepeekeo. You could slide down the small hill out front because it was like a waterfall.
· Trips to: Akaka Falls, the Queen’s Baths (now covered by a lava flow), Waipio Valley, Hapuna Beach (now has shelters all over it)
· I got a second degree sunburn from spending the day at Hapuna….they bussed us out there.
· There was a basketball game at Pepeekeo Mill? Against a local team?
· Geza S took off one day and climbed Mauna Kea? Remember him saying he ran into wild pigs.
· I recall a bunch of us going to a pool at the base of a waterfall in Waipio Valley

* we had these "peer noms". It was a system whereby you filled out a sheet of paper and explained what you oiked or didn't like about other volunteers. Kind of a popularity contest feel to it. Then the recipients got to see what others thought of them...

* On Oahu I taught at the Kalakaua School. They were Philipino kids, and gues what? The aural-oral method we'd learned Thai by--and learned to teach English to Thais by--worked!

*I was assigned to the Mahawachirawut school in Songkhla. We took a 24-hr train ride to get to Hat Yai rai station. One week later, Malaysian Communists blew the station up! This happens every once in a while the people in Songkhla said...

*wherever I walked, a string of students would follow behind, like ducklings almost..


Sorry, but that’s all I got right now….