I am no longer a Peace Corps Volunteer. Feel free to contact me by email for questions or just to drop a line!’

Email me at:

Do you have a loved one in Peace Corps? Here is some advice for sending them packages:

Tips for mailing:
Insurance is your friend (even if you don’t insure, write it on the package– Cameroonians may not want to chance breaking into a package they may think is insured). Number your letters so I know if one is missing. Write a bible verse on your packages to guilt people into not stealing them.  Address my packages as ‘Sister Georgia Gootee’ and the gifts inside as religious materials.The heavier your package, the more I have to pay in taxes to receive it, and the more you have to pay to send it — I love small gifts as much as bigger ones! Your best bet is sending envelopes instead of boxes. It can take months for me to get the package, so no perishables, please. Send things by Air Mail, ground mail can take years.

Here was my wishlist during service:

Peanut butter

Bobby Pins

Drink packets

Soup packets

Simple sauce packets (Pad Thai, Pesto, Etc)

Fancy toiletries (face masks, scrubs, etc)

Mac and Cheese

Snyder’s Sourdough Pretzels (Buttermilk Ranch flavor)


M & Ms (especially crispy!)

Treats for kids who do well in classes/help me in my house (Stickers are a good choice)

Splenda packets

Dried Fruit

Beef Jerky

Puzzle books/Games (sudoku is a big favorite)

Travel board games (Scrabble, Settler of Catan, Bananagrams)


6 thoughts on “Contact

  1. I loved your story about birthing a baby! I got your blog info from your very proud mother. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog posts.Keep up the good work! Lee Ann Harvey (Volunteer! Decatur – City of Decatur, GA)

  2. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon from 1984-1986 stationed in Tiko. It’s amazing how little has changed since then. Looking at your photos and reading your blog makes me feel like I’m back in Africa. It really was an eye-opening experience and one I will never forget. While there, we thought we would never get through two years and now that it’s 30 years ago it still feels like yesterday.

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