FROM 1988 TO 1991 MARJORIE CASEBOLT served
in Guatemala as a nutritionist. In the 1960s, after reading in the National Geographic about the work of a Peace Corps couple in South America, the author knew that was something she wanted to do. Nearly thirty years later, she applied and was accepted as a volunteer. Hoping to be sent to Africa, she envisioned herself living at a girls' school where she could teach horne economics, However, she was assignecl to the small viliage of Llano Grande on the eastern border of this Central American country. Since her name couldn't be translated to spanish, she became "Margarita". Working among the people of Guatemala, she felt totaily accepted, appreciated, and wanted. She looks back on that period of time as one of the best in her life.