spend entirely too much time at my computer--it's no wonder that I was
your first response. I'm from group 5--1963-1965.
The thing I remember keenly was ten members of my group getting on the train in Bangkok heading north to our new assignments. We were all TEFL volunteers working in secondary schools, teachers colleges and a few in universities. With a strong mixture of apprehension and excitement, each one of us wondered what our town and our assignment would be like. As the train made each stop, one by one they slipped off into the great unknown. I remember that Elaine Welch, Sue Hall and I were the last ones on the train. We finally arrived in Pitsanuloke and were met at the train by the Director of the Pibulsongkram Teachers College and faculty from the English Department. Sue was met by people from the Girls Secondary School.
I think all of us in Thailand, "lucked out" in being assigned to such a hospitable and warm country. But being in Pitsanuloke was its own form of luck. I had a wonderful two years and went on to a career in development and education, something I can trace directly to my Peace Corps experience.
To you all I can only say "Choke Dii."