There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

Paşte Fericit pt 2


After taking a nap, my host family got together for our Easter meal,   The first part started around 2, when my host moms daughters came over with their husbands and also my host moms father.  They stayed for about 2 hours and tehn my host dads side of the family came over.

My host dad has a large family, 2 daughters (1 is married) , 3 granddaughters (2 are married), 2 (maybe 3) grandsons, and 7 great-grandchildren.

The great-grandkids really enjoyed the cat, I felt bad for her because she kept getting chased.


O zi buna!


Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

2 thoughts on “Paşte Fericit pt 2

  1. Hello there! Wondering if you’re the same “Mary O” who is the new PCT mentor for COD? I am coming in June and have been following your blog, trying to familiarize myself as best as possible with life in Moldova. This looks like it could be a picture of a family holiday in the States, though I am sure that the experience is much different. My name is Yvette and I have been assigned to COD also – perhaps I will get to work/train with you at some point?

    • I am a PCT mentor, but for the ARBD group. Congrats on coming to Moldova. I have really been enjoying my time in Moldova. And really the only thing I have found that us super different with my host family, is that they speak Russian. My host father is 75, and a very quiet man, he reminds me a lot of my grandpa in the states. We probably will work/train together at some point. The ARBD/CODs usually have a conference together in October and our programs are similar and at least last year we spent a bit of time getting to know the COD group. I am excited to meet you in June!

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